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Evolve With Emily

Dec 21, 2020

If you have ever thought about competing in bikini or bodybuilding, this episode is for you! In this episode two special guests that pushed through the madness of 2020 join Emily on the show. Two time Olympian Lauralie Chapados and her coach, James Ayotte. James is the head coach of Team Atlas, a competition prep and lifestyle coaching company. During this chat they are 1 week out from Olympia and talk about the ups and downs of competing. This episode is so informative about the mindset, hard work, and the lifestyle of a bodybuilder. James and Lauralie keep it real and talk about the relationships, outlooks, and lifestyle they lead to do what they do. Enjoy this positive and motivating episode, while absorbing the bodybuilder lifestyle and mentality!

In this episode you will learn:

  • [03:25] First impressions
  • [06:42] Reflection of Lauralie’s shows
  • [08:41] Mindset switch
  • [12:00] Lauralie’s boyfriend
  • [14:40] Relationships and success
  • [19:05] Respect and being humble in NPC
  • [25:42] Dark Horse Vibe
  • [29:52] What 2020 did for Lauralie and James
  • [32:00] 3 things to stay away from
  • [32:08] James’ relationship
  • [35:00] Focusing on your passion
  • [39:48] Advice from Lauralie on competing
  • [41:55] Advice from James on competing
  • [45:20] Definition of “off season”
  • [46:03] Bodybuilding lifestyle
  • [49:57] What Lauralie would say to herself win/lose the Olympia



Connect with Lauralie Chapados!

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