At 5'9" tall and weighing 260 lbs, 26 year old Ted Voight from Illinois is a big boy! He does diet down to
207 when he is competing. Ted has been lifting and
working out to some extent since he was 11. But he never
saw himself as a bodybuilder growing up. Like many
people, he thought the look simply didn’t make sense.
Once he got into the dynamics of the body, though, he
The former IHSA state-qualifying wrestler and Johnsburg
football player had plans to continue his football
career at Illinois State. But he decided to put that
behind him. Voight started as a business major, then
found out about ISU’s exercise and nutrition program.
Post-college, Ted was a personal trainer at Life Time
Fitness, and he hoped to work his way up the corporate
ladder. When that didn’t happen, Voight felt he was
capable of opening his own place, only with a personal
touch. That’s just what he did a little more than a year
ago when he started PT 101, a personal training and
fitness facility. Ted specializes in fat loss, weight
management, and building and maintaining dense muscle
mass. He holds NASM and ACE certifications. PT 101 has
nine full-time trainers and one part-timer, all capable
of handling diverse clientele. Whether it’s kickboxing,
bodybuilding or treating knee or rotator cuff problems.
Rather than start out at a novice show, Ted delved into
the Mr. Illinois competition when he was 24. He took
third at light heavyweight, but only the top two receive
national qualification status. But Ted didn’t ease up.
Last year, he returned to the Illinois competition and
also traveled to Wisconsin’s. He won both at light
heavyweight, earning national show qualification status
through June 2008. Along the way, Voight has a growing
supplemental company sponsoring his path in Pride
Nutrition. After competing recently at Junior Nationals,
he realizes he needs to work more heavily on his arms
and bulk up to a 225-pound frame so he can become a
heavyweight. His hope, obviously, is to attain
professional bodybuilding status. At that level, the
judging criteria is flawless. “At the national level,
they look at what you don’t have,” Ted said.
“Everybody’s got a good six-pack, bulging pecs. But when
you walk out there, you just say, I’ve been able to put
this together, and this is what I got.” Well Ted already
has quite the total package, and we are pleased to add
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