michelle brannan
I am an IFBB Pro athlete and Fitness Coach, I was the first UK Athlete to earn IFBB Professional status through competing in the Bikini Class, representing United Kingdom on behalf of UKBFF at IFBB Amateur European Championships, the first ever Arnold Classic Europe and the IFBB Amateur World Championships, winning Ms Bikini Amateur Olympia 2011 and being awarded Pro status in less than a year of competing with UKBFF.  I was  also the  first  UK athlete to win an IFBB Professional show in the IFBB Bikini class and compete at Ms Bikini Olympia in 2013

I have featured in a number of magazines such as FLEX, Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Muscular Development, UltraFit, Woman and Womens Running and currently write monthly for Muscle and Fitness UK magazine.

My background is in competitive Latin Dance, I am UKA certified to teach Lambada and have performed with European Team Salsa Champion dance group, Diablo Dance Company across the UK and Europe

Throughout my childhood, I never really took part in any sports or activities, I was never very sporty or into Fitness and healthy eating.  When I was 18, I took my first dance class and never looked back.  I became interested in fitness through my love of dance when I was looking for a course to gain insurance to teach dance in a gym. In 2008, I enrolled onto a Fitness Instructing course and began reading about fitness and researching ideas.  In 2009, I came across some video clips of womens physique shows and my interest was drawn to the newly formed Bikini class, those women had amazing bodies and I decided I wanted to train to get a physique like that.  I worked hard on not losing too much weight but changing the composition of my body.

I started competing in 2010 and won my first show, after the first day on stage I was totally hooked.  I am very results driven so to be able to see the results of my hard work directly was great for me and also I loved the feeling of being on stage. For me fitness is not simply about the body, not only have I become stronger physically but mentally too. I have learnt that with a vision, belief in yourself and hard work you can achieve anything you want to.

In 2013 I formed a training team called Showgirl Fitness, sharing my skills and knowledge with others, we now have over 200 members Worldwide, with the best competitive track record for Bikini Fitness in UK.  My training team is not just for competitors, half our members do not compete and are training to be in the best shape they can be and feel good about themselves.  If you are interested in training with me  or competing, head over to my ShowGirl Fitness website www.showgirlfitness.com

My Qualifications:
Diploma in Sports Nutrition (Level 3 OLQA3)
Certificate in Personal Training (Level 3 Premier Global Active IQ)
Certificate in Active Isolated Stretching (Premier Global)
Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2 CYMCA)
UKA Certified Lambada Instructor
A Level qualifications in Human Biology, Business Studies and English Language (grades A-D)

Credentials & Achievements

Most Inspirational Female Trainer 2016 - UK Fitness Awards
Ultimate Coach of the Year award 2016 - UKUP
Voted Best British Female 2016 by the Bodypower awards
Founder of ShowGirl Fitness, UK's no1 bikini fitness training team

Founder of BodySculpt Pro online training system
Fitness Coach / Female Body sculpting Specialist
IFBB Professional Athlete

First UK Bikini Olympian
British Grand Prix Pro Bikini Champion 2012
First UK athlete to win IFBB pro show in Bikini Fitness

Writer/contributor to Muscle and Fitness Magazine
Cover Model
Danced with Diablo Dance Company (Twice European Salsa Team Champions)
Taught and performed Lambada and Salsa across UK and Europe
ISTD Medalist exams and competitions
Various Fitness Modelling assignments
Featured in Muscle and Fitness, M&F Hers, FitBODY, FLEX, UltraFIT, Muscular Development, The Beef, Womens Running and more...
Hosted Sky TV show as Presenter and Trainer

Date of birth: 01/06/1982
Height: 165 cm

Weight: 120lbs

Dress Size: UK 8
Shoe size: 5