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Michelle Berger Bio
Michelle will not surrender until every mother believes that they too can be a BUFFMOTHER!
Residence: Bentonville, AR (home of Wal-Mart)
Credentials: Certified Personal Trainer (NESTA), 4 years of College studying exercise science, nutrition and coaching.
Mission: In 2004 BuffMother! was founded to give every mother the power to believe that they can be Buff after having children!
How BuffMother! Began:
In 4 short years Michelle became the mother to 4 children. Michelle spent every moment of her days selflessly caring for her family and finding time for her self was impossible. She was a physical and mental mess: out of shape, over weight, overwhelmed, overstressed, tired, and on the verge of depression. She was too busy to eat right and the thought of exercise was frustrating and seemingly pointless. It was then that she hit rock bottom. One day Michelle stood toe to toe looking at her battle scarred body in the mirror: her round face, blood shot eyes, dull lifeless hair, flabby arms, fat stretched out stomach, flat butt and shapeless legs were just a shell of the "looker" she was just 6 years earlier. Who was this person in the mirror? Was she a mere slave to the needs of her family? How was she going to get the true Michelle back? It was then that she decided to prove to herself and everyone else that she could regain control of her body and life.
With the frustration of her recent fitness failures fresh in her mind, Michelle threw out the popular fitness routines and diets. She designed a unique program that addressed her body's loss of shape, her malnutrition, her hormones and the time constrains now affecting her as a mother. Michelle also learned to treat her workout as her "sanctuary time"; she found an escape from the chaos of her life and time to focus on just herself. After several months of intense workouts and fierce determination, her plan worked. She became happier, healthier, more confident, and excited about having the best figure of her life. She was now living proof that it is possible to have a beautiful figure after having children!
Invigorated by her new found life, Michelle's mission became to share hope with every mother that they too can regain their figures, enjoy their lives and leave a legacy of fitness to their children. Using herself as inspiration along with the methods of her unique fitness program, she founded her company BuffMother! She now impacts mothers from all 50 states, Canada and 16 countries around the world! Michelle's mission is to help every mother by being a role model, teacher, motivator, advocate and friend.
Michelle would love to inspire and motivate women at your upcoming event:
Inspirational Speech Topics:
· You can be Buff after having children, even Twins!
· How to stay motivated and never miss a workout again!
· You are in control: Believe you have the power to change your body, life and legacy
· "Youth beauty" fades but "Buff Beauty" lasts a lifetime
· Create a Health Legacy in your family
· Team BuffMother! We need each other!
· Prayers of a BuffMother!
· How to take time for yourself
Training Speech Topics:
· Workout smarter not harder- Muscle burns fat and keeps you looking younger!
· Mommy 6 packs are possible- even after a c-section!
· Housework Fitness-set the timer and get after it
· Don't ever underestimate your body's potential, it is an amazing machine!
· Where to start after pregnancy or years of not working out
Nutritional Speech Topics:
· Steps to a healthier diet for you and your family
· 5-4-3-2-1 BuffMother! Diet
· How proper nutrients can affect your body, energy and appearance
· Has pregnancy left you protein deficient?
· Body Builders are not the only ones who benefit from protein powder
If you are interested in utilizing Michelle's motivational speaking, guest apperance or modeling services please contact Michelle Berger by email:
Michelle's Sample Workout Week
Monday: Legs and Butt and ABS
Tuesday: Back, Bi's and Shoulders 20-25 min. of intervals after lifting
Wednesday: Chest and Tri's and ABS 20-25 min of intervals after lifting and ABS
Thursday: Legs and Butt and ABS
Saturday: Back, Shoulders and Bi's
Sunday: Chest and Tri's 20-25 min. intervals and ABS (at home )*Michelle-can you omit double line space
I make sure to warm up for 10 min. before lifting and make sure to work on my flexability between sets. Each workout lasts around an hour and if I need an extra day off I take it. I generally lift 5-6 days a week and make sure to do intervals 3 or 4 times a week. Consistency in lifting is the key to getting buff!
A Word on Supplements:
In regards to my success in a figure competition world, that is filled with the use of illegal supplements: I do not use anything illegal to enhance my physique or increase my performance capabilities, I am natural! I do take some sports supplements that have been proven safe and effective for anyone to consume. Some of those include: l-glutamine, l-lysine, l-tyrosine, creatine, NO2 products, CLA, flax seed oil, St. John's Wart, caffine, whey protein, sugar free Red Bull, Lubriflex, etc. Exactly what I take depends on how I feel and what I am trying to accomplish. There is a lot of money wasted on sports supplements that are ineffective, so do your research before purchasing anything.
A Special Note of Thanks:
I am so thankful to Jesus Christ who is my Savior and Lord. He has filled me with a love for helping others. I lean on him daily for my strength and I know that aspiring to be a light in the darkness is His calling on my life!
"For nothing is impossible with God" -Luke 1:37