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MEET ANDREA CORBETT 

 

 

 

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?

I started weight training for the first time in March 2014, because a PT at a local gym suggested I should try bodybuilding. When I first started, I set it as my yearly challenge for 2014. My fitness journey really began in February 2015, when I was diagnosed with a mental health illness, it became my daily dose of medication. The doctor suggested I should go to the gym, but by this time going to the gym for no reason was not getting me there. As a result, I set myself a goal, to train for the UKBFF Nationals Bodybuilding competition, which was held in April 2015.

I worked hard to become an award winning international bodybuilder, I am now the UKBFF Women’s Physique champion 2015-17 and I am ranked 5th in the IFBB World 2016 and European 2017 Championships.

I have recently completed the Leadership in Running Fitness. I am now in the process of putting together beginners running club.

I have recently setup a youth fitness mentoring program, aimed at young people in Looked After Care. I take them to the gym to promote good mental and physical health.

 

What are your training goals now?

I recently competed in the IFBB European Championships 2017 (May), where I placed 5th out of 10 women.

I am now preparing for the IFBB World Championships 2017 (December). Last year I placed 5th out of 16 women.

 

Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:

 I am a qualified business and computing teacher. Due to my diagnosis, I resigned in October 2015, from 15 years in the teaching profession.

 

What would future you, tell yourself when you were starting out?

Everything happens for a reason, you may not know or understand the reason at this present moment, but the reason will present its self when the time is right and you are mentally ready for the new journey. So, keep working hard in and out of the gym and watch the foods that you eat.

 

Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?

I eat every 3 hours, portion sizes are dependent on how many weeks I have leading up to my next competition and what I look like, in terms of body fat and muscle mass..

Breakfast

Two Chicks Egg whites

Porridge

Meal 1-5 will consist of one of the following protein sources and carbohydrates or veg

Chicken

White fish

Salmon

Sweet potato

Brown basmati rice

Broccoli

Spinach

Other

Lots of water

Totum Sport for my minerals

Third Wave Nutrition for my plant based protein powder and magnesium

 

What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?

Keep the session fun.

Ensure the client feels like they are making progress, no matter how small it may seem.

Clients love to be praised for their hardwork

 

Talk us through your training regime.

Monday – Hamstrings and Biceps

Tuesday – Chest and Calves

Wednesday – Quads and Glutes

Thursday – Rest (Foam rolling – Lower body)

Friday – Shoulders and Triceps

Saturday – Back and Calves

Sunday – Rest (Foam rolling – Upper body)

 

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

I do a lot of my own research for when I am working with my clients. Plus I can ask Rosie ‘Rascal’ Harte and Lucas Thomas (Fitness4Lucas) questions when I have any. As fitness, especially bodybuilding is still a relatively new environment for me.

 

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

Always start with getting your form correct, before going heavy

Do not ego lift, lift according to your body type and what your body can manage

When performing each exercise, connect your mind to the body part you are working out, for full concentration and to ensure the best possible outcome

 

If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hip thrusts /Glute bridges, which is a glute exercise designed to improve your strength, speed, and power. The glutes are amongst the most powerful muscle in the body and should therefore not be neglected.

 

Favourite fitness quote:

Focus On Creating your Ultimate Self #FOCUS.

Look and feel good.

 

Andrea's Social Links: -

Facebook – Andrea Corbett

Twitter  - @miss_corbett

Instagram - @andreacorbett_

 

   MEET EMILY-LOUISE WILLIAMS

 

 

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?

I started training at the end of 2013. My older brother was just qualifying as a personal trainer and wanted someone to practice on so I offered and I haven’t stopped training since.

What are your training goals now?

I train to become the strongest version of myself, in the gym and in life.

Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you?

I danced in the 2012 Olympics ( this isn’t really unusual lol) 

What would future you tell yourself when you was starting out?

Be braver. Go after anything that you want… when you want it! 

I have been working on and off with a nutritionist since the beginning of this year. I use a nutritionist as I find it easier to make weight for competitions, it keeps me accountable for my eating habits! We work with Macros and calories so I pretty much eat whenever and whatever I want as long as it falls into these!

What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?

The more I push my clients, and the more they realise they can overcome that push, the more they seem to be motivated! When it comes to keeping motivated, we can’t feel motivated all the time so my top tip would just be to stay consistent and discipline yourself to keep to that commitment you made to yourself when deciding to start your journey.

Talk us through your training regime

My training changes roughly every month. I train 4-5 times a week, twice lower body and 2-3 times upper as bench is my weakest lift at the moment!

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

Im constantly using the internet. Honestly, google is my best friend! Other than that I am extremely lucky to be coached by GB head powerlifting coach who I have learnt so much from in the last two years.

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

  1. START - even if you don’t feel ready get started on your fitness journey! None of us know how to do something straight away but you will learn along the way
  2. STAY - keep consistent!!!! To often people start and stop, your goals won’t be achieved and maintained if you don’t stay training.
  3. SMILE- my biggest tip would be to ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY!!! Don’t get caught up in what others are doing or what they look like. You are unique and so is your journey, so have fun with it!!!

If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life what would it be?

  • Ooooo this is definitely a hard question but probably it would have to be SQUATS!!!!!!!! Just squats for the whole session!

Instagram - @emzpower

Facebook - Emily-Louise Williams

 
 MEET ANNA JARVIS

 

 

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?


I had dabbled with exercise classes over the years, but it really all clicked into place when I was at one of my lowest points of depression. I was struggling with a lot of things and joining the gym and getting myself a personal trainer set me on a path that I'd never even imagined.
 
What are your training goals now?
Right now I'm hitting off season so I'm ready to  grow! It's the to build me a booty!

 
Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:

What would future you, tell yourself when you were starting out?
Ayyyyyy this is difficult! My experience, good and bad has made me who I am, so I share with my clients the advice that was given to me. Stop keep telling yourself what you're not. At any point in your life you can be whatever you are damn well willing to work for. Don't work out to punish yourself, work out because you love yourself. And Last of all, Trust... The... Process!!!
 
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
During competition season 100%. I follow whatever my nutrition coach tells me religiously....(honestly!)  that varies depending on how I'm looking. I eat small and often and my body responds pretty well to lower carb and higher fats, but that's not for everyone!


What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
The beauty and challenge of my job is everyone of my guys, girls and classes is different. You need to get to know yourself and understand how you work. Understand what your excuses are and find fool proof ways around them. If you get to the end of the day and put it off, start training early in the morning and get it done before you over think. Hate cardio and find it boring try a class so someone else can motivate you. Over worked and tired, try a yoga class to calm your mind and release tension.


Talk us through your training regime.
I'm a class instructor and teach spin, Bodypump, Bodybalance and yoga. I absolutely love boxing classes and try to get a couple of sessions in a week. In both on and off season I     get between 5 and 7 weights sessions in a week which varies in technique depending whether I'm trying to build size or shred down.

 
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
I bloody love a course, I read up, but like the quote says, I'm careful who I  surround myself with. People who know more and have more experience, I go to their classes, I hire them as my coaches, I book in a 1 on 1 session, I volunteer to help in their training sessions. I took the low pay job opportunities and scrubbed machines whilst volunteering for any course that came up, in or out of hours. I identify where my weaknesses are, I research, and I work.
 

What are your top 3 trainer tips?
Give yourself space to learn and understand yourself.
Ask for help! To expand your knowledge and results you have to turn to people who have more experience, use classes, trainers or online programmes.
Trust the process, and give it time! It's a life style not a fad.


If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh my goodness! This literally impossible for me! I am a Bodybuilding Bikini athlete, that does Boxing and Thai boxing, and teaches Bootcamps, Bodypump, Spin, Circuits, Bodybalance, Yoga, I've dabbled with crossfit and Olympic lifting and used to do ballet dancing. Variety is what keeps me interested, limit me and I'm done!


Social Links: -

Facebook –Anna Jarvis

Twitter  -  @princessjarv
Instagram - @missjarv

 

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EUROPE 32 34-36 38-40 42-44
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