About Melissa

I launched Melissa Harding Fitness so I could help other people positively change their lives and use all of my knowledge and experience to help you to achieve long lasting, sustainable results with your health, fitness and body goals too so that you can go on to live a much longer, happier, healthier and more confident life as a result ❤️

I have worked with women of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to transform their bodies and sky rocket their confidence levels and inner and outer strength, and prove that anything is possible for you no matter when you start and that it’s never too late to turn things around for the better!

I first got into fitness and working out in the gym over 14 years ago but I never really knew how I was supposed to eat or train for my goals and also ate a lot of junk food and so this meant that no matter how much I went to the gym, I still held on to stubborn fat especially around my stomach and hips! I was also doing mostly cardio and exercise classes and so that meant I also wasn’t doing what was needed in the gym to actually build the muscle definition and curves that I actually wanted and have achieved now since changing my approach to training and nutrition completely.

It was only after university and starting to compete that changed everything for me because it was the first time I really learnt about effective training techniques and how to train and eat for my goals, and it quickly became my absolute passion and have continued learning everything I can about health, training and nutrition ever since!

I was diagnosed with M.E. and so used to really struggle with feeling really tired and exhausted all the time, however over the past few years I have learnt the importance of nutrition and exercise and how much more energy you can have when you eat well and take care of your body and your overall health and fitness too…

As well as the incredible positive psychological benefits of exercise as well as weight training and getting strong, fit and healthy on your happiness and confidence levels.

I, like most women, used to suffer with low self confidence and so building my body, gaining strength in the gym and taking care of myself has improved not only my health, fitness and physical strength but my mindset and having a positive and optimistic approach to all other areas of my life too. 

So it makes me feel sad to still see so many millions of women still pounding it out on the treadmill and trying to starve themselves to lose weight to try and look and feel good, especially when that doesn’t even work to give them the body they really want, and definitely isn’t sustainable or healthy long term. And when there are MUCH better, more enjoyable, and way more empowering ways and with much more effective and beneficial results too!

So that is why I created Melissa Harding Fitness to help women like me find a better way to achieve the body and life they want to achieve instead and without wasting any more of their time and energy going down the wrong path with all their efforts in the gym and with what they’re eating- I believe that looking and feeling great shouldn’t have to be so difficult, and when you know how and what to do to actually achieve that, the beauty is that it really isn’t so difficult and miserable anymore! And actually it all becomes such a fun, rewarding and empowering journey for us to be on instead!

I had spent so many years of my life already wasting my time in the gym doing a lot of cardio and gym classes but just wasn’t seeing any progress because the type of workouts I was doing weren’t applicable to my goals, and especially without knowing what I should be eating and how much to eat and what exercises to do etc, I just wasn’t getting anywhere that way and knew something would have to change!

I started competing over 4 years ago in 2013 as a personal challenge to myself and for the first time ever learned how to really get in shape the right way once and for all and completely transformed my body! I also achieved what I never thought at the time would be possible by becoming a 1st Place Bikini Fitness Champion and 3 time British Finalist and proved that anything is possible no matter your starting point and have changed my whole life so much as a result of embarking on that first step and just simply getting started and deciding to make a change!

Because I have seen and continue to experience all the amazing positive benefits of taking charge of your health and fitness and learning how to eat and train in a healthy, sustainable and empowering way as a female, it has now also become my mission to help other women do the same too and to take charge of their health and their bodies so that they can feel great about themselves, be happy and confident and get to enjoy life to the VERY fullest which is exactly how I believe it should be!

I think if we only get one life, and time is short, then why not decide to take good care of the bodies and minds we have NOW so that rather than waste any more precious time that we can never get back feeling rubbish about ourselves and upset about the way we look everyday, we can decide enough’s enough and decide to make a change and instead get to focus on embracing every single day we have, and having as much fun as possible and feeling AWESOME about ourselves and full of energy and health, happiness and confidence along the way!

This is what I believe a great health, fitness and nutrition action plan done the RIGHT way gives you, without having to starve yourself or be miserable, but quite the opposite and it should give you the energy and the vitality and empowerment to change your life, feel amazing and live life to the full, and that is exactly what I’d love for you to experience and discover if we work together on YOUR TRANSFORMATION of mind, body and self-confidence through health and fitness too! 

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FITNESS COMPETITIONS

  • UKBFF Bikini Fitness Champion
  • Three time UKBFF British Finalist
  • Fitness Personality Winner
  • Bodybuilding.com’s Fitness Competitor of the Year
  • 1st Place South Coast Championships
  • 2nd Place UK ONE
  • 3rd Place UK Nationals
  • 3rd Place East of England Championships

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 3 Personal Training Certification
  • Bachelor of Sciences Degree from Loughborough University

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Email address: melissaharding@hotmail.co.uk

You can also follow me on social media via the following links 

Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com

Twitter – https://twitter.com/melissa_bikini

Melissa Harding August 2016 (14)