Fitness Model Champion Sophie Hollingdale took the 1st place World champion title and is now a MP Pro.Name: Sophie HollingdaleOriginally from: LondonCurrent residence: LondonMarital status: SingleAge: 22Favourite body part: ShouldersFavourite food: Pizza and cheesecake!
“I used to compete nationally in gymnastics, training 6 days a week, and at school I was never interested in anything other than PE”.
HOW IT STARTED:
Looking back, as a kid and teenager I was always passionate about sports. I used to compete nationally in gymnastics, training 6 days a week, and at school I was never really interested in anything other than PE and playtime! I started sprinting competitively when I got to secondary school, and that’s where I started to understand how strength training in the gym really helped my performance on the track. Regular S &C sessions with my coach soon turned into an added interest in the gym and my own strength training.
“After graduating from university I decided I wanted to become a personal trainer giving nutritional and training plans”.
Unfortunately, many injuries ended my sprinting career at university, so I channelled all my passion into the gym. This was where I started to manipulate my diet- not only to fuel my sessions but also to develop different muscles that I hadn’t seen before. I graduated from university and decided I wanted to become a personal trainer, providing both nutritional and training plans and sharing my journey with others who wanted to get into shape as well. After this I decided I wanted to take my journey to the next level and compete in a bikini fitness competition.
“I wanted to take my fitness journey to the next level and compete in a bikini fitness competition”.
On stage with the other top 3 winners
I was so determined to do well, taking posing classes and sticking to my diet for 12 weeks- you’ve just got to be in the right mind set. I entered my first Fitness Model class in the Miami Pro Worlds show, and WON and got my MP Pro card! I cannot even put into words how amazing that feeling was. I was in utter shock!! After all that dieting and hard work in the gym, it was all worth it….and I’d been craving pizza for SO long!!
“I entered my first Fitness Model class in the Miami Pro Worlds show, and WON and got my MP Pro card!”
The show was amazing. I had the best day ever, and everyone that organised the Miami Pro event was amazing. I have to say that it taught me a lot, but the one main thing that I learned was to believe in yourself from beginning to end. Winning the Fitness Model category gave me some confidence that I needed, and made me realise that I can do whatever I set my mind to. It also made want to use that passion to motivate others even more, through my job and social media. Thank you again to Miami Pro for putting together such an amazing event. I stepped off stage a completely different person from who stepped on.
“Winning the Fitness Model category gave me some confidence that I needed, and made me realise that I can do whatever I set my mind to.”