Kamla Macko, is an IFBB Figure-Pro, and a two time Figure Olympia competitor. She has a degree in Exercise Science from Florida International University, and she is a NCSF certified Personal Trainer. Kamla is co-owner of G-Kamp fitness training with her fiancé Agustin Clemente.
Kamla competed in the Tampa Pro Championships on August 5th, 2016 which was her final competition after a successful 9 year career. EM magazine had the opportunity to interview Kamla.
EM: Kamla, when did you start competing?
Kamla: I competed in the Sunshine Classic where I won first place in 2007,
then I took some time off to complete my degree in Exercise Science at
F.I.U. I competed again in 2010 in the Tampa Classics and won 1st place,
then I went on to win the Fla. State Championships that same year.
EM: How long do you train before you compete, and how many days per week
do you train?
Kamla: I train for about 6 months before I compete. The training gets very intense
the last few weeks before the competition. I normally train 5 days a week.
EM: Do you have to go on a special diet for your competition?
Kamla: Yes, a very strict diet. It takes a lot of discipline to stay on such a
strict diet during the competition prep.
EM: What is the difference between Body Figure and Body Building, and is there
a different type of training?
Kamla: Body building look is larger big muscles, and Body Figure is a more athletic
toned and sculpt look. The training process is different in order to achieve
the different look.
EM: You have competed in the Arnold Classic and Ms. Figure Olympia,
two of the top competitions in the Building Building sports. Do you have
to be qualified to compete in those competitions.
Kamla: Yes, I had to be qualified to compete in Ms. Figure Olympia, and I was
invited to compete in the Arnold Classics.
EM: How did you get qualified for Ms. Figure Olympia?
Kamla: I won the Kentucky Pro Championships in 2014 so I was qualified
to compete in Ms. Figure Olympia 2015.
EM: What was it like competing in the biggest competition in the body building
Kamla: Exciting because I was competing with IFBB Pros from all over the world in
Las Vegas. Challenging because I had to balance family and work. Also, I
did not have a social life. Competiting on that level is very intense. Olympia
is a full time job. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to compete in
Ms. Figure Olympia twice.
EM: Why did you decide to stop competing?
Kamla: I have been blessed to compete in 19 shows, and I would like to use my
knowledge and expertise to help other women achieve their goals. I created
G-KAMP with my fiancé Agustin Clemente to train and mentor other women.
I also published my ABS & GLUTES TUNE UP. I am not going to have the
time to compete because I will be busy with G-KAMP and promoting my
EM: What advice would you give young women who would like to compete?
Kamla: Competing requires discipline and hard work. Believe in yourself and
surround yourself with positive people.
EM: Thank you Kamla for taking time to talk to EM magazine.
Kamla: Thank you for the opportunity.