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SADIE FRANCIS
IFBB FIGURE PRO

Special Note: Sadie earned her IFBB Pro Card by winning her class at Masters Nationals on July 22, 2016 after this feature was published. Congrats Sadie!

Not just one win in Master's, But the Master's Overall win.. Not just one win in the Figure Open, But also the Figure Open Overall win! Sadie Francis was able to do it all at the 2014 Seven Feathers Championships. Sadie decided to compete when she jumped in the deep end and competed at the Emerald Cup and placed 4th her very first time, so it was obvious to her that there is a future in the sport of Figure for her. Read her feature now to see how she is able to compete and still be an active mom and wife while racking up all kinds of hardware from the shows she is entering.

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I first decided to compete in spring of 2014.  Athletics have always been a big part of my life.  After 2 kids and letting myself go, and not going to the gym for over a year, I reached the weight that I was the day I had my two children.  I said enough was enough. I found a personal trainer through word of mouth and a nutritionist who got me back to a good, healthy weight. It was only then that my coach thought I had the potential to do well in a figure competition.  The spring of 2014, I stepped foot on that big stage at my first competition at Emerald Cup and placed 4th. What can I say? I am now hooked.

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
There are so many reasons to continue in this sport. Taking home that fist place trophy was a motivation on its own. All the hard work that was put into it was an amazing experience. I am extremely competitive (in a good way.)  No one can tell me I can’t do something.  In fact, that is what drives me to succeed my goals. Nothing I do is just because.  When I have my mind to set to something, I go get it with full force.  I love how each step of the way, I can see my body make transform into this piece of art.  Most importantly the reason I love this sport is that not only does it inspire me, but the amounts of comments I get from people around me to be better themselves and to strive for those goals to become a healthier person.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
Off season is about changing my physique as much as possible. My trainer uses the basics.  Lifting heavier to increase muscle size. High reps with not necessarily heavy weights stacked with supers set and drop sets. And of course some cardio.  During contest prep, my calories go down and then it is just about sculpting my body. Tweaking parts that need to “pop.” Weight training changes by lifting heavy wit low reps. Cardio then becomes a bigger part for me. My legs are the hardest part to get lean so I do a lot of HIIT, whether that be on the treadmill or sprinting on the track. 

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
I think my favorite diet meal is my oatmeal with cinnamon. I also love plain Greek yogurt with berries, and of course my tablespoon of peanut butter! I don’t lose this meal until 2 weeks before competition. When it gets dropped from my mean plan, I know show time is around the corner. In the off -season, my favorite cheat meal has to be pizza or a hamburger with sweet potato fries.  I am not a sweet tooth, but after 12 weeks of dieting I have to throw in a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup!

5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
Wow, There have been a few people who have inspired me to to this sport and have believed in me. Dan and Hannah of HD-Trainning. I cannot say more about them. Their training is quite unique. They are always learning and always teaching. I am learning new things everyday on how my body works. They pay attention to every detail surrounding my training. My family and children who are always rooting for me and letting me know that I have already won.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
I think for me it would be my parents. I was adopted at the age of 6 from Colombia, South America. My mom knew there was something special about me. I had the drive in me to survive and succeed. I from a very young age, had goals.  Those goals had to be met.  My parents always wanted me to do my best and never settled for less because they knew I could do it. They couldn’t stand for quitting. My husband has always drilled in me and to my children to always give 100 percent. My coaches Dan Simpson and Hannah Ringholm of HD- Training are an inspiration to me. There are days I want to just cry during my workout and they pull me back in with their pep talks. Most but not least, I inspire me. I challenge myself on a daily basis wanting to learn and reach new goals.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
What is Next on my list? Well, NPC Nationals in June with the hopes of being in that top 5! My goal is bringing home that Pro card!

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite memory that I will cherish forever has to be my recent accomplishments at 2014 Seven Feathers Championships. Taking home both the Masters and Open Women’s overall title for Figure. It was amazing and quite frankly, I am still in shock. I am still in shock. I knew good thing would come but not so soon.  I still think I am dreaming.

9. Any website you would like to plug, facebook, twitter, personal site, etc...
You can find me on all these social media sites Facebook | Instagram


10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?

"To achieve something you’ve never had before, you must do something you’ve never done before." -- Unknown

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