Melanie Thompson NPC national level bodybuilding champion.Name: Melanie S. Thompson Nick Name: "Supa Swole" Title: Bodybuilder Height: 5'0" Weight: 165 lbs. (off-season 2003) Competition weight: 116 lbs. (USA's 2002) Residence: Charlotte, N.C. USA Career Highlights: 5th lightweights, 2003 NPC Nationals 3rd lightweight, 1998 N.C. State Championships, 1st lightweight and overall, 2001 Metrolina 1st lightweight and overall, 2001 N.C. State Championships; 7th lightweights, 2001 NPC Nationals 1st lightweights, 2002 NPC USA's. Why did you become interested in fitness? Mainly, because I wanted to look physically fit. I started out as a runner (mainly a sprinter). I started weight training to keep my upper body balanced with my lower (sprinting developed my legs quickly). I was a very petite girl (95lbs, wore a size 1) and decided to quit running and concentrate more on weights to add size to my small frame. Next thing you know I was entering my first bodybuilding contest and I been "hooked" ever since. When did you first start working out? Jr. high school. As a way to clear my mind and I found I did my best thinking while I was running. What other physical activities do you enjoy to stay fit? Sleeping...I don't know that it's considered physical but it's an activity I enjoy. I also enjoy being outside so, I go for walks or swimming when I can.