The Sky’s the Limit for Marc Celestin!
Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Thank you! I've always been a fan of the sport I just never thought about competing until I watched a couple shows live and felt like I belonged up there with the other competitors.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
I recently did my first show, November 16, 2013. The NPC Florida Gold Cup. It was a great show and I met a couple great future competitors.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
Being that it was my first show, I was a little nervous not knowing what the judges were thinking but I felt great for finally stepped on stage to display all the work I've put in at the gym.
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
As a competitor I was aiming for the overall but I came in 3rd place. It was my first show, but still I felt underrated. But I respected the judges decisions and currently working on improving for my next show.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
The Men's Physique division is fantastic. Again, I'm not just a competitor, I'm also a fan. As for my career, I believe the sky's the limit. I'm still fairly new so I'm just focused on my next competition.
Hometown: Les Cayes, Haiti
Current city: West Palm Beach
Years training: 6
Education: High School
Occupation: Father/student/public safety agent
Favorite type of training: I just love being at the gym.
Favorite body part to train: shoulders
Favorite exercise: shoulder press
Rep range: 10-15
Number of sets: 4
Typical workout duration: 2 hours
Typical daily eating plan: Honestly, I eat like a normal person. I just try to stay away from fast food as much as I can.
Favorite supplement: I've tried several and I think they're all great.
What peaked your interest in training?
I think I've always been fit, but I'm always aiming to get better. So I would say seeing the results as a goal.
Who influences/influenced your training?
Really, my family and friends. They're always there to keep me motivated.
Sports: Basketball, soccer and track
Special interests: Parenting, music
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history: NPC Men's Physique. So far one show and I can't wait until the next.
Awards and/or accomplishments: 3rd place, 2013 NPC Florida Gold Cup
Next planned competition: 2014 NPC Nationals
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
Knowing that I was born and raised in a third world country, to have the privilege to be on an NPC stage is a blessing for me. Every time I step in the gym I feel like I have nothing to lose but a lot to prove.
Interesting fact or something you would like our readers to know about you:
I can speak, read and write Creole, I can read and understand French. I never ate any kind of salads or most vegetables until a couple weeks prior to my first competition.