Category Archives: Fun and Healthy

Trick the Halloween treats with this candy-crushing workout


Trainers always say you can’t out train a bad diet — or even a trick-or-treat sugar binge — but I do love a good holiday-themed workout so here’s a Halloween workout for you! This workout is designed to spice up a machine (treadmill/elliptical/bike) cardio session but if you don’t have access to a cardio machine, […]

A peek into why Peak Week has me feeling verklempt

Here are some very tan members of Team Maximus/BBAC (and one very pale coach) at a 2014 competition in Westbrook

Sometimes when I see my bikini/figure/bodybuilding clients enter the final week before their shows — “peak week” — it’s all can do not to start blubbering. Maybe it’s partially out of empathy because I know what they are going through: the workouts, the diet, the nerves, the waxing and the tanning. Kidding! (Well, kinda.) It’s […]

Fixing a broken mirror: Competitor stares down body dysmorphic disorder

Sadie with her husband Jeremy, at a bodybuilding show in April 2015.

Before Sadie Tyler ever stepped foot onto the stage at her first bodybuilding competition, she had already faced her harshest judge: herself. And she was an unforgiving critic. She scrutinized herself for any possible imperfection in her body, skin, hair or nails. It wasn’t that she was shallow or superficial. It was because she suffers […]