Natalie Waples

IFBB Pro Figure
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Ottawa, Canada






137 lb.

130 lb.

Contest History

2015 Toronto Pro Figure – 8th

2014 Arnold Classic – Second Consecutive year invitee, and only Canadian Figure Pro

2014 St Louis Pro Figure 5th 

2013 Kentucky Muscle Pro Figure 4th 

2013 Figure Olympia 16th 

2013 Chicago Pro Figure 4th 

2013 Toronto Pro Supershow Pro Figure 3rd

2013 Detroit Powerhouse Classic Pro Figure 2nd

2013 St Louis Pro Figure 3rd 

2013 Ms Figure International (Arnold Classic) competitor

2012 IFBB Ft Lauderdale Cup 5th 

2012 IFBB Figure Olympian (first Canadian to qualify two years in a row since 2005-6) 

2012 IFBB Chicago Pro 2nd 

2012 IFBB Toronto Pro 5th 

2011 IFBB Europa Show of Champions 7th 

2011 IFBB Border States Pro Figure 4th 

2011 IFBB Figure Olympian (first Canadian to Qualify since 2008) 

2011 IFBB California Pro Figure 3rd 

2010 IFBB Europa Supershow 9th 

2010 IFBB PBW Championships 8th 

2008 IFBB North American Figure Championships 1st (Earned Pro Card)


The reason I started training is...
It was part of my university cheerleading squad training requirements. Once I started I was hooked!

The person I most wanted to be when I started was...
Jenny Worth and Monica Brant

The person I owe the most to is... 
From a comp perspective - Mindi O’Brien. She told me to ‘try figure’ back in 2006 and I haven’t looked back since!

The supplements I can't live without are...

The best thing about training is...
How healthy and strong I feel day in and day out. I also feel that consistent training keeps my mindset on track, supports a positive outlook and body image, and lends itself to healthy eating. 

Two things I would change about competitions are...
Figure has gotten BIG so I would like to see it come back to a more attainable/natural level. I would also love to see more Canadian IFBB Pro shows – we have so much to offer!

My ultimate goal is...
To inspire, motivate and educate others on competing and how to create a healthy lifestyle for oneself and those around you. 

Years I’ve been training...

What I enjoy most about competing is...
The actual preparation and watching your body transform into an Olympia stage worthy physique. We are capable of amazing things when we set our minds to it, and do the work that others won’t

The thing I hate most about stepping up onstage is...
Pre stage pump up – it is always freezing backstage!

The day I got my pro card I...
Was euphoric – I started competing with a dream of turning pro and did so two years after I started competing at the IFBB North American Figure Championships. When they announced my name and number I had to look at my coach twice to ensure I had heard them correctly!

The pros I most look forward to being onstage with are...
I have met so many amazing women competing but there are definitely a few stand outs who I am fortunate enough to call my friends – Genn Strobo, Candice Keene, Candice Carter, Ann Titone, Dana Ambrose, Allison Frahn, Kim Tilden, Whitney Jones, Erin Harding, Jessie Hilgenberg and Alicia Coates

The one thing every competing bodybuilder should know is...
Everyone has their own strengths, weaknesses, and motivators. Know yours, embrace them, and work on building a better you – competition results do not define your legacy as a competitor, you do.

One bodybuiding secret I discovered is...
There is always new technology, social media and  techniques, but tried and true bodybuilding fundamental training will always build an amazing physique – so don’t get too caught up in the small stuff – focus on  improving your structure, taking the right supplements, and surrounding yourself with likeminded individuals who will support you in your training and goals.