Broad shoulders, toned abs, and bulging biceps, what's not to like?

Teresita Morales, 42 Do you tell your law clients that you're a bodybuilder? Every time I get a private client, and we have our consult, they say, "By the way, I Googled you, and my god, you look amazing! How do you balance bodybuilding with your work schedule? Being called big would be an insult for some women.

Tamara Sedlack, 39 What do you do when you're not bodybuilding?

My husband is a personal trainer, and we were at the gym together, and another bodybuilder asked me if I competed.

He told me, "You got what it takes." So I started training and did my first show in 2011.

He might appear to be too obsessed with his body and too serious about his diet and workout regimen. He will be caring, but sometimes seem to be overly protective.

His good looks and well-built body will always be a plus, but when it comes to your exercising or eating habits, he might be pushy.✔ They know the value of hard work; they live by it each and every day.

spoke with some of the competitors as they got ready.

Laurie "Freak Diesel" Green, 32 How did you get into competitive fitness?

Since bodybuilding is a demanding profession, your partner will expect you to be supportive of his career.