Bikini fitness model Vicky Hadley talks to Sundried about life in fitness and how she manages to live with a host of different food allergies.
Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?
My journey into fitness started a few years ago as I wanted to heal my body from illnesses and food allergies. I am now a bikini and fitness model. I placed top 5 in my first two competitions this year and am looking to compete again this year to hopefully move into the top 3
What are your training goals now?
To improve on my body shape from last year whilst keeping myself in a healthy and happy place.
Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:
I'm allergic to almost EVERYTHING. Gluten, nuts, dairy and soy!
What would future you, tell yourself when you were starting out?
Keep going and don't worry so much - it will all pay off and you will look back at yourself and be amazed at how far you've come in such a short time.
Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?
Yes, I have to eat allergy-friendly and I try to eat a mostly plant-based healthy diet - but a gluten-, dairy- and nut-free diet is my first priority.
What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?
I am equally as excited about my clients' journeys as I am about my own. I phone them, message them, even outside our sessions - my clients become my friends and I always tell them WE will get them where they want to be!
Track your food and don't stress - it makes everything worse, put on your favourite dance song and go smash your workout!
Talk us through your training regime.
I do around 5 weight training sessions a week. 3x lower body workouts - working on growing my glute muscles. 2x upper body workouts (a push day and a pull day) plus one-two half an hour light cardio or yoga sessions.
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
I qualified as a level 3 PT and am constantly blogging and reading up on all things health, fitness and nutrition. Plus I want to do some more courses this year!
What are your top 3 trainer tips?
- You are what you eat.
- Stop wishing for it and work for it!
- Enjoy the process not just the results.
If you could only do one workout for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A leg workout.
What are your training goals?
To lean up whilst growing muscle mass and keeping my womanly curves.
Why work with Sundried?
'Sundried represents the innovators, the thinkers, the dreamers.' - I would like to see myself as all of those.
Favourite fitness quote:
"Drop it like a squat!"