55 episodes

The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Podcast is a weekly show featuring unfiltered conversations with female bodybuilders. Speaking to both pros and amateurs from all different federations and categories, your host Robyn Challands goes behind the layers of tan and sparkly bikinis to find out what it’s really like to be a bikini competitor. No topic is off limits!

The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Robyn Challands

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Secret Life of a Bikini Competitor Podcast is a weekly show featuring unfiltered conversations with female bodybuilders. Speaking to both pros and amateurs from all different federations and categories, your host Robyn Challands goes behind the layers of tan and sparkly bikinis to find out what it’s really like to be a bikini competitor. No topic is off limits!

    #56 Daniella Murphy WBFF Fitness: Childhood trauma and building a survivor mentality, manifesting your dreams, post-show binging, posing struggles

    #56 Daniella Murphy WBFF Fitness: Childhood trauma and building a survivor mentality, manifesting your dreams, post-show binging, posing struggles

    This week’s episode is with the unreadily inspirational Daniella Murphy, who is a WBFF Fitness (soon to be IFBB!) competitor and personal trainer from Wollongong.Dani has been through a lot in her life and her story is one of survival and determination. I am eternally grateful to Dani for sharing it with me (and you!) - it was incredibly inspiring to listen to and I will be surprised if anyone doesn’t feel inspired to go out and conquer their goals after this.TW: This episode touches on...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #55 Holly Ouwehand NZIFBB Wellness: Finding a category for your body shape, prepping as a flight attendant, time management tips

    #55 Holly Ouwehand NZIFBB Wellness: Finding a category for your body shape, prepping as a flight attendant, time management tips

    This week’s episode was with the lovely Holly Ouwehand who is an NZIFBB Wellness competitor.I’ve been meaning to catch up with Holly for a while now and it was awesome to get a little insight into her journey and super competitive mindset!In this episode, Holly and I cover:⁠Holly’s prep 8 weeks out from her first Wellness compHow she manages prepping while being a flight attendantDoing photoshoots in prepMoving from bikini to wellness which suits her body betterDeciding to prep for WBFF with ...

    • 53 min
    #54 Brooke Hoskin ICN Bikini: PCOS & hormone management, are you cut out for competing? Never competing again to never slowing down!

    #54 Brooke Hoskin ICN Bikini: PCOS & hormone management, are you cut out for competing? Never competing again to never slowing down!

    This week’s episode was with the legend that is Brooke Hoskin who is an ICN Bikini competitor from NSW.I’ve followed Brooke’s competing journey for a while so it was really awesome to sit down and get to know her! It was amazing hearing how she went from ‘never competing again’ to ‘never slowing down!’ She’s truly found her place in the sport and I’m so bloody excited/happy for her.Plus she’s just a hilarious legend!In this episode, Brooke and I cover:⁠Brooke’s recent comp wins and Nationals ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #53 Sarah Collier IFBBNZ Bikini: Prepping in secret, overcoming binge eating, mindful vs. mindless eating and activities

    #53 Sarah Collier IFBBNZ Bikini: Prepping in secret, overcoming binge eating, mindful vs. mindless eating and activities

    This week’s episode was the wonderful Sarah Collier, an IFBBNZ Bikini competitor from, you guessed it, New Zealand!Sarah and I have been Insta friends for over a year now and I was honoured to be one of the only people who knew she was prepping for her first ever comp last year! That’s right, she prepped in secret! Now the cat is out of the bag and she’s also prepping for her second show, I couldn’t wait to chat to her about her experience.In this episode, Sarah and I cover:⁠Why Sarah ch...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #52 GlamFit Bikinis owner, Claire Williamson reveals EVERYTHING you need to know about competition bikinis

    #52 GlamFit Bikinis owner, Claire Williamson reveals EVERYTHING you need to know about competition bikinis

    PICTURE THIS: you’ve decided to do a bodybuilding show. You’ve got a coach. You’ve nailed the diet. You’re training like a beast. Social life? Don’t know her. You’re kicking goals… but then you realise – shit… I’m about to be a onstage in a very small, very sparkly, barely there bikini… how the hell do I get started!?Well, fear not my friends. Because Claire Williamson, owner and designer of GlamFit Bikinis is here to save the day.In this episode, Claire and I literally cover off EVERYTHING y...

    • 1 hr
    #51 Sharnie Cocks ICN Fitness Pro & IFBB Bikini: Overcoming imposter syndrome, recovering from disordered eating, slip ups on stage, managing scoliosis

    #51 Sharnie Cocks ICN Fitness Pro & IFBB Bikini: Overcoming imposter syndrome, recovering from disordered eating, slip ups on stage, managing scoliosis

    This week’s episode is with the wonderful Sharnie Cocks who is an ICN Fitness Pro and now IFBB Bikini athlete. Sharnie is such a beautiful soul and we had a great chat about how our limiting beliefs can hold us back and it’s so great to hear about Sharnie was able to work through hers to truly step into her power! As always, we cover off all things competing, including:⁠Reminiscing about going into lockdown over a year ago!How Sharnie got into competing and trainingThe impact of wha...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

pinkgirlygirl101 ,

So helpful!

Love this podcast and the chitchat aspect. I don’t have any friends that compete so I feel like we’re prep-besties. FYI please be mindful of the tea drinking!! It creates WAY to many mouth noises😅

BacardiGirl ,

Newbie in this lifestyle!

I’m looking to compete in my first bikini comp in 2021 and have been doing all of the research and listening to as many podcasts on it as possible! I love that you’d show is refreshing, insightful and gives out wonderful help and information. Keep it up!

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