About Me

Teresa M. Lake, CPA MBA
Developer & Lead Scorer


Not JUST a Figure Competitor...


I am 48 years old, a CPA with over 25 years of accounting experience and have earned an MBA in Marketing.

I would describe myself as a very passionate and determined person. My favorite hobby is continually finding ways to push myself to the highest limits, both mentally and physically. That is how I actually got started in the sport and subsequently scoring, as the endless pursuit of a challenge and the desire to be anything but ordinary!

I have been seriously training now for over 10 years. It has been quite an adventure and that is now simply a way of life. Aside from the obvious physical benefits of training, I have gained the greatest circle of friends that anyone could possibly wish to have. To be successful as a bodybuilder or figure competitor, you have to be committed and surround yourself with others who understand what it takes.

My ultimate goal within this sport is to be a positive role model for anyone who ever doubted themselves, to prove that anything can be achieved and overcome with hard work and diligence.

As someone that has battled an eating disorder, I would love for more women to understand that looking great doesn't mean starvation and being ultra-thin. In fact, it means to EAT, but eat right and to live strong!


“Take the time for yourself and do not allow others to discourage you. Do not allow anyone to criticize your efforts or call you vain. Life is about choices. You are simply choosing to get busy living!”

Competition History

I competed so many times beginning in the fall of 2004 that I actually lost count! Thrilled with my competition experience and appreciative of my success, I have now decided to retire from stage and take my place at the judges table. My competitive career highlights are below.



2004

Monster Mash Championships – Cincinnati, OH
Overall Best New Competitor
1st Place Pure Novice
1st Place Masters
2nd Place Open Class A


2006

Natural Ohio Championships– Cleveland, OH
2nd Place Open Class A
1st Place Masters 35 to 39
Overall Masters Figure Title
*Qualified to Compete Nationally

Cincinnati Championships – Cincinnati, OH
1st Place Masters
1st Place Open Class A
Overall Figure Title – Miss Cincinnati 2006


2007

Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix - Wheeling, WVA
1st Place Masters
1st Place Open Class A
Overall Figure Title


2009

GNC Masters National Figure Championships– Pittsburgh, PA
3rd Place Class A 35 to 45

Monster Mash Championships – Cincinnati, OH
1st Place Masters
1st Place Open Lightweight
Overall Women's Bodybuilding Title


2012

GNC Masters National Figure Championships– Pittsburgh, PA
2nd Place Class A 45 to 54