Flex, Reflex — Wendy & Julie Bring Winning Team to Studio

Friends in Arms: Wendy and Julie side by side, shoulder to shoulder.

Friends in Arms: Wendy and Julie side by side, shoulder to shoulder.

Wendy Lindquist and Julie Bilodeau are not just two beautiful, outstanding bodybuilders who by mere happenstance got together for a photoshoot at the Emerald Cup. There is plenty more to the behind the scenes story in this most richly compelling and visually scintillating Sisters in Arms tandem to date.

For starters, Wendy and Julie teamed up this year to represent two-thirds of Team Reflex (along with bodybuilder Valerie Tosoff), the winning triumvirate at the recent Femsport Women’s All-Strength & Fitness Challenge. The highly competitive annual athletic event held in Vancouver, British Columbia featured its usual array of exciting strength and endurance tests.

And, as usual, it was a crowd-pleaser, featuring a cast of 12, three-girl teams. Wendy finished second overall in the individual standings, her mighty 14½-inch arms staking her to first place in the exciting bicep curls event. The captivating Canadian star was a top-five finisher in four out of the five events.

Muscle Mom: Julie, proud parent of four, shows off her great shape.

Muscle Mom: Julie, proud parent of four, shows off her great shape.

Meanwhile, plucky teammate Julie made an exceptional showing, especially considering the amazing 5-foot-3, 110-pound mother of four was one of the smaller girls in the field. It didn’t stop the adorable and bespectacled brunette from ending up a solid ninth overall, with the tire pull (seventh) and obstacle course (eighth) among her best events.

Femsport coverage on Youtube includes clips of Wendy and Julie breathlessly cranking out reps in the fast-paced bicep curl contest.

Later, they shared the bodybuilding stage in Seattle — Wendy placed second in the middleweight class and Julie finished fifth in the lightweights at the Emerald Cup — before sharing the spotlight on the studio. The girls cheerfully treat us to stylish posing and side-by-side comparisons, muscle measurements and some lift and carry fun during their shoot.

Pick-Up Time: A good personal trainer always knows when her client needs a "lift."

Pick-Up Time: A good personal trainer always knows when her client needs a "lift."

The chemistry they share is no coincidence. This muscle friendship dates back at least a few years, to 2007, when Julie began her bodybuilding odyssey with Wendy as her personal trainer.

Quickly, the hardwork and expert coaching paid off. With Wendy cheering her on, Julie went on to place second in the lightweights at her first show, the Western Canadian Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships, in 2008.

They’ve been a dream team ever since.

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~ by Dean Sucich on July 12, 2009.

2 Responses to “Flex, Reflex — Wendy & Julie Bring Winning Team to Studio”

  1. Thank you again for the great article, Dean! Your writing is excellent, and Julie and I both appreciate your kind words!

    • Thanks, Wendy! I’m so glad you liked it. The tremendous things you and Julie have accomplished is a great story by itself, but the fact that you have become best friends in the process just makes it that much more special. I wish you both nothing but the best!

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