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By Tammy Patnode

I have been in the gym since I was 15. I picked up my first Muscle & Fitness magazine at age 20 and knew I wanted to look like the athletes they featured. Mind you, there was not many women in the sport then. Cory Everson and Lenda Murray were 2 women I aspired to look like. 




It takes years to acquire a pro level physique. At this stage of the game, I still push to improve every year because I have so much that needs to get better. I have genetic flaws I can’t help, but you can bet I will do all I can to combat that.  So many up and comers are wanting it all in only a few months. It takes YEARS.  It is a marathon not a sprint. So be patient. 




In looking back, I have accomplished more than I ever thought possible. I have not only met some of my mentors, but competed on the same stage along side of them. I have seen and heard some crazy sh** in this industry and have seen many people rise and fall. Keeping it real and having a clear head is the secret to survival in this sport. It’s a hobby, a life style and a passion. It’s nothing if it costs you your family, job and friends. So enjoy the process.  Make memories and friends along the way. A trophy is great but it’s so much more than that. It’s pride in hard work, a feeling of accomplishment. This sport is hard.  It’s not for the weak and undisciplined. 


Tammy Patnode

Tammy Patnode is an IFBB pro physique competitor and NPC judge. She is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. She offers contest prep, general training and weight loss programs for men and women that are customized for each client.

Tammy is one of our exclusive HerSUPPZ BRAND AMBASSADORS!


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