Lauralie Chapados remembers the date: Nov. 3, 2014. That’s
when the 17-year-old walked into Club ProForm in Montreal and
signed up for a membership, determined to
get back on track.
Growing up, Chapados had played soccer, took jiu-jitsu, and
skied, but in high school, her activities faded. “I ended up
pretty sedentary and went out with my friends instead,” she
Through fitness, the French Canadian aimed to “feel better in
my own skin,” scribbling down
workouts and nutrition tidbits from magazines and websites.
“I remember forcing myself to eat 10 eggs for breakfast before
going to school,” she says, laughing. “My parents were freaking
out. My body was drastically changing, and I loved it.”
As Chapados gained experience, she started training twice a day,
cardio and abs in the morning and her body-part split in the
evening. By 2015, she stepped onstage at her first
bikini contests, winning the first and overall at two local
shows before moving on to a national bikini event in Toronto.
There, she again topped her class but came up short for the
overall, narrowly missing out on the accompanying pro card.
“Returning home from that show, I made it my mission to work
twice as hard and get my pro card the next year,” Chapados says.
She enlisted the help of her boyfriend, Maxime Caron (now her
fiancé), as coach, and that goal became a reality with her
overall victory at the 2016 IFBB International Events
Since then, the 22-year-old has competed in six IFBB Pro League
bikini events, winning three back-to-back in 2018 in Toronto,
Chicago, and Tampa before earning second at the Olympia.
“Finishing runner-up was an absolute blessing; I still have all
the feelings from that day,” she says. “I can’t wait to do it
all over again in 2019. And now there is only one more step to
reach my biggest dream.”
CHAPADOS’ LEG AND GLUTE WORKOUT
|Hip Thrust||4||12, 10, 10, 12|
|Smith Machine Curtsy Lunge||3||12-15 per leg|
|Cable Goblet Squat||3||15|
|Donkey Kickback Machine||3||15 per leg|
|Standing Calf Raise||4||20|
Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
Bikini Olympia Competitor Lauralie Chapados's Leg and Glute Workout