Issue #106


by Juan Carlos Lope

20 Questions with Cover Model Stephanie Sadaka

Video Interview with Amateur Bikini Carla Cadotte

Stephanie Sadaka, Chelsey Coleman, Edith Waggoner, Layla Vossoughi & Caitlin Wheeler

Video Interview with Pro Figure Maria Garcia

Product of the Month
by Heather Hirmer

Video Interview with Amateur Figure Britt Lynn


20 Questions with Cover Model Stephanie Sadaka

Stephanie Sadaka

1) Please introduce yourself? What makes you special? Who is Stephanie Sadaka? 

I am a caring person who never gives, that when I put my mind to something I will finish it no matter what.

2) Please tell us a bit about your family, friends and surroundings?  

My parent's are from Santiago DE Chile, but I was born and raise here, and I grew up with a lot of love, because of culture. I also have a big family of 7.  I've been happily married for about 1 year now. 

3) How did you start competing in figure? 

 I was involved in the gym a lot because of the previous weight I had lost and learned to make it a lifestyle. People use to always come up to me and tell me I should compete. Until one day I meet somebody who competed, who took me to the show and it was then till I knew I wanted to compete. 

4) What is your personal policy (not what the judges want) about conditioning and muscularity when coming into a show? Soft or hard? 

I like the hard look. 

5)  What is your idea of what judges want in a Figure competitor? Do you think judges are clear enough with competitors about how they want you on stage? It seems in Europe they are very clear unlike in the USA and now in Canada things are confusing.

I think every show is different it depends on the judges. Some judges want a softer look or a harder look. 

6) For the next shows what do you think you need to work on physique-wise/conditioning-wise? If anything! 

I definitely  want to bring up my legs.

7) What is your typical training routine in the gym (per day, include sets and reps!) How much cardio do you do before a show? 

I weight train 5 days a week, hitting 2-3 different muscle groups. I keep my reps usually from 15,12,8, drop 8 and usually super set. I do cardio 5 x a week, three 30 min low intensity and 2 days of 20 mins high intensity. 

Stephanie Sadaka

8) What is your pre-contest diet? (per day, 1 week before the show) 

I usually have a high protein diet, eating about 5-6 times a day, with carbs usually around my workouts and early afternoon. I don't really change much for my show I usually just change the foods I eat so I know my sodium is low. My model is that if you have to do so much for a show then your probably not ready. I'm ready year round.  

9) How do you go about dropping your water before the day of the show? How much water do you drink the day of the show. Please be specific. 

I don't drop water for a show. The day of the show I just sip on water. 

10) What motivates you to train/diet and compete? Are there any competitors you looked up to?

 I love the fitness lifestyle, since I lost 50 lbs I have that motivation to never go back to that weight. I look up to Gina Aliotti, she has an amazing figure. 

11) Please tell us an interesting experience you had at a show recently, be it a fun thing or something rather not so fun? 

The last show was fun. I always have fun at shows, even  regardless of the placing. 

12) What is your personal opinion about the figure, fitness, bodybuilding industry we are in? Anything you would like to see changed? 

 I think every bodies classes are fine. Usually the person in each class who end up winning do look the best. 

13) What has been your hardest challenge to overcome either in your personal life or competing career?

Making time. I have learn to make it a life style and not a job. So I can manage my time with my husband and family members. 

Stephanie Sadaka

14) Did you make any changes to your contest prep for your last show? Water intake, carbing up, etc... 


15) What do you think of bikini division?

 I personally love the bikini division its another way for more women to compete with out feeling intimidated, because they don't have that much muscle for figure. 

16) What are your favorite foods to eat right after you compete on a Saturday night?

I love Bj's pizookie, macadamia nuts BOMB! 

17) Please tell us about how you were raised and did you have any interesting experiences while growing up? 

My parents are caring gave me unconditional love. They have always taught me to be the same way and I interpreted as I was growing. 

18) Do you have an athletic background? Gymnastics, soccer, volleyball or what?

I was in Gymnastics for about 8 years.

Stephanie Sadaka

19) What is a typical day in the life of Stephanie Sadaka? From waking up to until going to bed? 

I usually wake up at 6 am, have my breakfast and make sure all my meals are prep for the day. I drive to gym which is right in from of my work which takes me 45 mins. I go to the gym from 8-9:30 am. I work from 10- 8 pm every day. 

20) What is your current occupation? Please tell us more about it, what do you specifically do in your job?

I am a general manager at a Nutrishop. I love my job because it's about me working with people to help them reach there fitness goal. 


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