Michelle Lewin is one of the hardest working fitness models in the sport of fitness today. Michelle’s risen from your average girl next door to one of the world’s most renowned female fitness competitors.
With a successful history in modeling at an early age, she knew that there was more to be achieved than the catwalk alone. Stepping into the gym she soon realized her full potential, she’s risen from cover model to a social media icon in short space of time.
Featuring in music videos, to the front cover of magazines, winning IFBB competitions, and her own social media channel for training and nutrition. Michelle’s not only a star on the stage, she’s also devoted to her fans and is always open to give advice to whoever needs it the most.
From working in a local clinic to social media icon, and pro-IFBB champion, we can see how Michelle has sculpted not only her body, but also her career, and this is her story:
How did you get started with bodybuilding?
I’ve been modelling for a few years, and a part of my job was to stay in shape. I loved it and it led me to became a total gym rat. After months of intense training the abs started to show and I was enjoying the fitness lifestyle. Suddenly the modelling requests were coming from Fitness Magazines and Supplement companies.
A friend of mine told me to compete in the next NPC bikini competition so I gave it a shot. It was such a thrill to step on stage!
Where does your motivation come from?
I would say the mirror. There’s nothing more motivating than when you find a new vein! Am I crazy? Probably, but it’s true! Progress is what motivates me to keep pushing harder and not give up. Also it’s extremely motivating to have so many female fans.
I never thought I would get to that point, especially since I’m an ex Playboy Cover Model. But girls! Thanks! I love you! You’re the best!
If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
- Sprints – Helps tighten that booty and burns fat at the same time
- Lunges – Great exercise to really target my leg muscles
- Side Lateral Raises – Boring for some people but I love to train shoulders and I feel that side raises have really helped sculpt my delts
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights” – Ronnie Coleman