Hello there and thank you for stopping by my website. My name is Meg Brettell and I couldn’t be more excited about sharing my story and everything I know about health and fitness with you. Hopefully it will inspire and help you on your own fitness journey.
Fitness has always been a part of my life. Both my parents were or had been in the fitness industry at some point and I grew up being a part of every sports team and club at school.
Dancing was a large part of it and I went on to study professional stage dance at college after school. I had danced since I was 3 and It had always been my dream to be a dancer until I injured my back in my final year of tuition.
So I taught dance and cheerleading to primary and secondary girls for a couple of years before it was back to the drawing board and with the love of health and fitness and wanting to help people,I went down the trainer path.
I first done my exercise to music and my gym qualification then onto my Level 3 personal training certificate.
In 2013 I was looking at bikini and fitness models and competitors online in America and said to my old man “I want to look like that!” And his response was “great, go do it.”
Without any knowledge or experience in this field I set out to do my research. I started looking at shows, competitors, supplements, training, how to cut, how to bulk, stage tan, bikinis, shoes… the list was endless. I hadn’t thought about a coach before as didn’t know they existed then (now everyone and their gran seems to be one). My dad was a bodybuilder in his teens and early 20s so asked him for a little help. And by little he told me if I was looking okay or needed to be leaner. Very funny when I look back now.
I started cleaning up my diet and found a Scottish show to enter the following year. I was always very slight and chased the Victoria secret model physique. I had bad eating habits and over-trained in the gym. I remember I used to spend hours training away not really knowing what I was doing. During this time I focused on building my business and furthered my knowledge and understanding about training phases, split muscle groups and what gets trained when and why. I started to read a lot of bodybuilding books to learn more about the body. They definitely helped as I had no clue what I was doing.
My first year of competing in 2014 went better than I had ever imagined. 2x 3rd place UKBFF Bikini short, 1st place UKDFBA British and an invite to Worlds in Boston, which in the end I couldn’t go to due to other commitments. After a great run I was totally hooked on becoming the best I could be. Business took off and my body was growing in all the right places.