DURING working hours, she keeps the streets of Beerwah safe from crime.
But it's not the weapon on Senior Constable Amanda Steer's hip that crooks need to worry about.
Beneath the police uniform is a toned, muscled body that is capturing the attention of the fitness world.
Sen Const Steer graces the cover of one of Australia's premier fitness magazines, Oxygen Magazine, this month.
The blonde dynamo has won numerous Australasian Natural Bodybuilding titles.
Since she started competing in natural figure shows in 2009, she has taken out first place time and time again, culminating in her winning state and national titles in her class in October.
As if a full-time job and bodybuilding are not enough to keep her busy, Sen Const Steer is also a group fitness instructor at Goodlife Gym in Caloundra.
She admits that fitting training commitments in alongside full-time shift work and instructing classes is "hard".
"I have to be organised with all of my meals in advance and follow a relatively clean eating plan all year round," she said.
"My work colleagues are pretty supportive, actually they usually give me plenty of stick. I eat more than anyone else at my station and eat frequently."
Fitness has always been a passion for Sen Const Steer, even more so after she watched her mother's health deteriorate due to cancer when she was 19.
Most people would not give her a second glance in her uniform.
"I look quite little in it," she said.
"I'm definitely not intimidating."
Sen Const Steer was approached by the magazine to appear on their front cover after her range of successes last year.
She said that seeing herself on the front cover when walking into her local newsagency was "a bit bizarre". Sen Const Steer will also appear in the next three issues of Ultra Fit Fitness magazine.
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