In today’s weight conscious society where childhood obesity, meal replacements and lap band surgery dominate the social conversation, the uncluttered message delivered by Michelle Bridges comes as a welcome relief.
Best known as the straight talking red team trainer of Channel Ten’s ratings heavyweight ‘The Biggest Loser’ joins the team for their 8th season in 2013, Michelle mixes her tough love message with a heartwarming compassion and understanding that has won the hearts and minds of Australian’s of all ages, weights and genders.
Michelle is Australia’s most influential personal trainer - six bestselling books, thousands of online clients with amazing weight loss results, and a national commentator on weight issues - it’s no wonder she is one of Australia’s most highly regarded health and fitness experts!
Her bestselling books Crunch Time, Crunch Time Cookbook, The Australian Calorie Counter, Losing The Last Five Kilos, 5 Minutes A Day, The No Excuses Cookbook and, Everyday Weight Loss sending Michelle’s book sales over the 322,000 (Nov 2012), with her new book Your Best Body (released Feb 13)going straight to the best sellers list, plus an extensive range of e-books.
Her online 12 Week Body Transformation has stripped hundreds and thousands of kilos off participants! Even Michelle herself has been blown away by the amazing success of this incredible program and the weight loss transformations.
On top of her television commitments, Michelle is never far from front of mind with regular features in magazines (Women’s Health, Woman’s Day, Cosmopolitan, BBC, Good Food, New Idea) and on radio (2DayFM, Nova, Triple M and WSFM), and is integral to the PR and marketing campaigns for The Biggest Loser. Michelle has shot various high profile covers for magazines too including The Australian Woman’s Weekly, Sunday Life, Woman’s Health and Woman’s Day.
Michelle is an ambassador for the Nature’s Way range of vitamins and supplements, The Australian Institute of Fitness, Triumph Triaction Bras and earlier in 2012 launched her new clothing and workout equipment range with BIG W called ‘OneActive’. Following the launches amazing success, this range is expanding into kitchenware, kid’s clothing and exercise equipment, amongst others.
Michelle is also a big supporter of various charities including the RSPCA, Animals Australia, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Black Dog Institute.
Michelle is very much in demand as a public speaker talking on a variety of subjects from motivation to fitness, and nutrition to exercise and has spoken at a vast array of events. Appearances range from gym openings to major industry events such as FILEX and the Brisbane Fitness & Health Expo, with audiences of hundreds, if not thousands of people attending!