Eloise Williamson @eloiseamynicole
I’ve learnt you can’t put a price on happiness. A rich life is one full of happy memories.
I want to compete in the WBFF and to progress as an athlete personally and professional within the fitness industry; qualifying successfully in soft tissue therapy and as a master personal trainer.
Annie McChesney @annie.lucyfitness
I believe happiness is key, and anything that isn't contributing to your happiness should be removed.. ASAP.
I want to to work on my own strength and fitness in the gym whilst also empowering women all over the world to help them become not only the fittest version of themselves, but the best!
Lisa Kordecki @lisakordecki
Fitness and healthy lifestyle choices have always been top priority for me. CrossFit is my passion currently. The challenge made CrossFit appealing to me, that and the amazing community feel comes with it – it’s helped build a better me.
Progress, hard work and dedication is that has got me where I am. That and my excellent coaches! Em Saville she my inspiration!
Sonjia Kinsella @sonjiakinsella
I used to be a competitive runner, with a 58 second 400m sprint and a 19.8 min 5k run. I completed marathons, participated in OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) and tested many OCR courses including the first ever ITV UK Ninja Warrior Course.
I discovered CrossFit in 2014 and never looked back. I’m continually growing as an athlete and a person and CrossFit keeps me
challenged, focused and happy. My body and mind has become strong and my Olympic lifts are
always improving. My long term goals are to make the CrossFit Games 2020 regionals as a master’s
athlete and to inspire other women to get involved in fitness.
One of my favourite sayings is “The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten,
rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human
spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable”.
Lisa Brown @lisa.b88
My fitness journey began in 2016 and actually for losing weight with the intention to feel better about myself.
I gained so much confidence, but not only that the gym gave me a huge sense of belonging, i made new friends & it was my release, a way to repair my mental state after my depression. I was bettering myself not only physically but emotionally too. I learned that exercise really is the best medicine, for the mind & body.
Words I live by - TRUST THE PROCESS as cliche as it sounds, 100% believe in this. It’s about little improvements every single day. Be persistent, be patient, Be dedicated. People give up too easily as they presume results happen overnight.
Emele Gibson @Emgainstrength
I got into fitness whilst recovering from an eating disorder. The first time I stepped foot inside a gym was with the intentions of making myself smaller, and now I’ve got a completely different mindset and just want to grow, grow, grow!
Natacha Oceane is most definitely one of my biggest fitness inspirations who inspires me to keep working on my strength. My next steps are to complete my Sport, recreation and Exercise course in a local college and to get my PT qualification before and I go on and study Sport Science in University in 2019.
Two words I live by are Memento Mori, its Latin but the literal meaning is ‘remember (that you have) to die’. The way I like to think of that is “live it up”. Whenever I’m on two minds about doing something it’s always what I think of!
Amie Wiley @amie_wiley
I’ve always been an active person as I’ve played several different sports all my life but at 16 I got into the gym and now if you’re ever looking for me, 99% of the time you’ll find me there! I love how the gym is a sense of escape! If I was ever to have a bad day, going to the gym for a session would always boost my mood and I love the gym for that!
My goals are to improve myself as much as possible, day by day
and to be the happiest Amie I can be! Outside of fitness i want to complete my BCS- children’s psychology and French at university.
The words i live by are: Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else chapter 10.
Jess Gordon @jgbfitnessandnutrition
I am a multi sport competitive athlete who has competed on the international stage in both Acrobatic Gymnastics and Judo representing GBR, with hopes to later follow this up with Olympic Weightlifting.
Along side competing in judo and gymnastics I have also obtained coaching qualifications in both of these sports. I love to teach the next generation of athletes and passing my knowledge along allows me to give back to the communities that helped me get to where I am today.
The words i live by are: I have always said if you don't dream big it will never happen!
"Don't measure your own progress using someone else's ruler. "
There's too much pressure on women to look and feel a certain way. Even as a personal trainer the pressures are still there (we are human too and are definitely not perfect). I relay to all of my girls regularly listen to your own body. Whether you've stopped weighing yourself daily or your lifting your body weight in the gym, both are still huge progressions and something you should be proud of.
I take inspiration and motivation from various situations in life. It motivates me daily knowing that I can influence someone's opinion of themselves encouraging them to feel good within their own skin, both mentally and physically.
Cloe Matheson is a New-Zealand based freelance writer who revels in the challenge of discussing all kinds of inspiring, positive topics.
She believes passion is the fuel to success – and her greatest goal is to encourage readers through the enthusiasm in her articles.
Jenny Watt @Jenny_Watt
"It's not motivation that gets results - its dedication".
I've been training for around 6 years and though constant dedication became pretty talented in running. My current half marathon time is just under 85 minutes.
My passion in sport, fitness and nutrition pushed me to become PT qualified and hold an MSc in Nutriton.
I believe its up to us as females to support and empower each other to follow a positive fitness journey. Too many girls go down the wrong road for the wrong reasons and i see too many young women struggling with body image. By empowering each other no female will ever be alone in her journey.