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Sunday, 05 July 2015

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Lift weights to lose weight, says Workington model Naomi

A Workington woman who has won a prestigious modelling contest wants to inspire more women to try training with weights.

Naomi Buglass, of Douglas Road, won first place in the female fitness model category of the Miami Pro UK Championships.

The 24-year-old process worker wants to make more women aware of the benefits of resistance training as opposed to a so-called cardiovascular routine.

She said: “Too many women are scared to lift weights and that’s why I want to inspire them.

“These days too many women rely on the media, with all its diet fads, for nutrition advice.”

Naomi, who is 5ft 2ins, may be a size six but she certainly does not starve herself to achieve her physique.

In the run up to the competition she was consuming up to 2,000 calories a day, only dropping to 1,800 as the event drew closer.

She said: “The message is you don’t have to starve yourself and I would encourage women to eat proper foods.”

The Miami Pro UK Championships were held last October 6 at St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Naomi said: “I was ecstatic when I won. My main aim was to prove to myself that I could go through all the preparation and then go up on stage.”

It was the first time she had entered a competition of that type, and she is now thinking about entering the UK Body Fitness Federation’s North East Championship in November.

She trains four times a week with weights at Intrim Fitness Centre in Workington and is coached by Ben Coomber, who has been giving her nutritional advice.

Her passion for fitness started in 2007 when boyfriend Simon Phillips, 26, suggested that she started lifting weights.

She then carried out fitness instructors’ course and a foundation degree in physical activity and health.

Have your say

Well done wish I new more about the gym my self what to eat what exercises to do I'm just starting back and would love to get in shape so yeah you keep up the good work and maybe you can

Give me a few hints and tips my way

Posted by keliane on 15 January 2015 at 07:13

I agree everyone should eat healthy and exercise regularly however I do not think that women with muscles look attractive at all

Posted by Gillian on 26 January 2014 at 18:06

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