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Personal trainer will step out on stage in Canada

TOP SHAPE: Stacey O’Malley is preparing to represent Australia at the UFE World Fitness Model Titles in Canada.
TOP SHAPE: Stacey O’Malley is preparing to represent Australia at the UFE World Fitness Model Titles in Canada. Rob Williams

IN HER career as a fitness model Stacey O'Malley is accomplishing her goals faster than she can set them.

Less than two years ago, the Camira flight attendant stepped out on stage to take part in her first fitness model competition.

Fast-forward to today and the 29-year-old is preparing to represent Australia in the UFE World Fitness Model Titles in Canada.

Mrs O'Malley said she had always been a bit of a "gym junkie" and used to do a lot of long distance running.

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But it wasn't until the lead-up to her wedding in 2012, when she was exposed to the world of fitness modelling, that she became hungry to learn more.

Fitness modelling focuses on displaying a healthy, toned, symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing physique. Competitors present themselves as a model and must move, walk, stand and perform their quarter turns like a model; not a physique competitor.

"I used to do a lot of dancing and acting when I was younger," she said.

Personal trainer Stacey O'Malley is the current ANB Qld fitness model champion and is about to represent Australia at the UFE world fitness model titles in Canada. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Personal trainer Stacey O'Malley is the current ANB Qld fitness model champion and is about to represent Australia at the UFE world fitness model titles in Canada. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

"So I loved the opportunity to be out on stage again and have fun.

"I think having that kind of background has helped me a lot because stage presence is a big part of what models are judged on."

Mrs O'Malley, who also works as a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Springfield Lakes, said she set herself goals when she began competing.

She ticked off her first one when she was awarded a placing in her first competition and said her next goal was to qualify for an international event.

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"I was blown away when I was named the ANB Queensland Fitness Model Champion in 2013," she said.

The achievement will see her compete on the world stage in November.

She said her success had been achieved through the support of her sponsors Body Ripped Sports Nutrition and Athletic IQ and her trainer Paolo Baja.

"My husband Stephen and my family have been supportive also. It really helps to have those people there to encourage you along the way," she said.

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Women's Fitness Facts

  • Women burn fat differently, men burn fat and build muscle faster due to their extra testosterone.
  • Women's fat cells are five times larger than men's.
  • Lifting weights does not cause bulky muscle for women specifically as they do not have enough testosterone.
  • Women have stronger pain thresholds, which gives them quicker recovery along with more endurance.
  • Skipping meals causes your body to keep fat for the fear of starvation - you then keep the extra fat rather than losing it.
  • Running helps slow down the aging process of the human body mentally and physically.

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