Sarah Marie

Hometown: Born in El Paso Texas, grew up in Australia
DOB: August 1983
Height: 5ft 6
Contest Weight: 160lbs
Off-Season Weight: 176lbs
Occupation: Online and face-to-face coach
Residence: Dubai

About me:
I’ve had a very colourful life. I’ve done many things, but the biggest highlights are discovering bodybuilding, coaching people, and my time in the Australian Defence Force. I was in the navy for 7 years before I became a coach.

I’ve coached people since 2011 and this is definitely where my true passion lies. I love what I do every day and I am truly blessed to be able to spend my life doing what I love. I have been training for bodybuilding since 2008, but in the IFBB Pro League since 2013. I have 2 French bulldogs who are my children. I love and live life for each moment.

Nutrition principles:
Follow the plan, whatever the goal, be consistent, and more importantly, develop a good relationship with food.

Training principles:
My training principles are basic. I believe in time with the barbell, mastering big compound lifts. Go heavy, have great technique, understand what you are doing and why. Follow progressive overload and also know when to deload and when to rest.

Current goals (business/training/personal):
To be honest, I am not a big fan of sharing my goals or next moves openly. I like to work in silence, but Pro Debut is on the cards.

My motivation:
To keep improving and seeing change. This motivates me a lot. My coach motivates me - not just as a coach but in all aspects of life. My parents.

Favourite body part:

Favourite prep meal:
Salmon and rice or breakfast

Favourite cheat meal:
Any dessert

Career highlights:
Turning pro in 2019 is definitely a highlight.

Body composition, lifestyle change - mind and body, improving lagging body parts

Favourite quote:
“Create the Life You Want”.

How did you get into fitness and competing?
In the Navy, at sea, I started training, grew muscle easily, and was quite strong naturally, so I fell in love with training. I then decided to train for a competition and never stopped.

How do you balance your social life and fitness life?
I make sure I have both. When it’s time to go hard, I go hard. When it’s time to play, I play. I know when to do what, and I can flick the switch as I need to.

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