A BIT ON ME:
My name is Chloe, I am 22 and based in Bournemouth. I am a health and fitness enthusiast, as well as a big foodie and animal lover. I also have a major passion to help inspire and motivate other people on their fitness journey’s.
I am currently working through my personal training qualifications, and I absolutely love to share my fitness journey, goals and everyday life through my Instagram (@chloebrebner)
MY FITNESS JOURNEY:
Growing up I have always been very sporty, athletic and full of energy. I took part in most sports and absolutely loved PE at school! As a young girl I had so much built up energy that my parents didn’t know what to do with me. I started out as a dancer from the age of about 4 until I was 6, doing ballet, tap and jazz, and then my parents decided to try and channel by excess energy into the local gymnastics club.
Since then gymnastics was my life. I used to be an elite level gymnast for 9 years, competing nationally in my grades, for my region, and in the English championships, as well as participating in a couple of friendly internationals and international training camps. My passion for gymnastics has always remained since having to retire due to injury.
Even though I stopped gymnastics and training 5 days a week 23hours a week, I still maintained some sort of fitness and joined the gym when I was in 6thform, making sure I went at least 3 times a week. I then went off to university and it is fair to say I got lazy! The social life and work amounts took over and I definitely put on some weight and did not like the way I looked.
In the summer of 2018, I went through an extremely difficult time and hit an extreme low in my life. I was in a very bad place, mentally, emotionally and personally. During all this I started to go back to the gym more regularly and a lot more focused, as for me the gym was the only positive thing in my life at the time and the only thing that I could control.
Because of my competitive background and always seeming to have a goal in mind, I discovered that this was one of my main issues during this time. If I did not have a goal I would feel useless and like I wasn’t good for anything. This thought scared me and made me realise that I am someone who needs to have a goal in life. This is when it made sense to me, to combine my passion and love for training with my need for a goal. And this is where I then decided to get a coach and start training and competing in bikini bodybuilding.
2 Years down the line and I am to where I am now. I have competed in 2 bodybuilding shows, grown my confidence, improved my body and mind and have a new mindset towards life and goals. Competing has taught me a lot about myself and my own strengths. I had a lot of negativity when I first started out, but with hard work, dedication and surrounding myself with the right people, I kept pushing on and actually won my first show. And now I have the goal to achieve my Pro card. I feel much happier in my own skin and body now than I did 2 years ago and that has helped me mentally. I have a much healthier relationship with food and understanding of my body. Yes I know I still have a long way to go in terms of my physique but I have learnt to enjoy the process of it all a lot more, rather than constantly thinking about the end result.
As well as my pro card goal, I also have a goal to take my experiences and knowledge that I have gained to help inspire and motivate others. I want to constantly work to learn, improve and better myself so that I can help and encourage others in their journeys to the best that I can.
So that’s a bit more on me and I hope to post in this blog weekly with helpful tips and motivation for you. Please feel free to leave any comments or message me via Instagram with any topics you would like me to cover.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
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