Weight Lifting, Weight Training, Bench Press & Bodybuilding
May 30, 2017

Fitness Model & Personal Trainer Michelle Candelaria

About Michelle

I was born in Germany, on a U. S. Army base. My father was an Army officer, so I was raised with discipline. From Germany, we moved to a few places in Alabama, then to lovely Texas, where I spent most of my childhood. I'm still a Texan at heart and who knows, maybe I'll live there again. After Texas, on to New Jersey we went for about 4 years. My father decided to retire where our extended family lives, which is Chicago, IL. I've been in the Chicago and suburbs since about 1992.

I was an honor roll student in high school and graduated from college Magna cum Laude, also as a member of the National Honor Society and on the Dean's List. I attended Columbia College of Missouri (the IL campus) and majored in Computer Information Systems.

I fell in-love with working out at the age of 16, when I joined my first gym. It made me feel so strong. While other teens were doing what they do, I would spend hours a day in the gym. It became a real passion.

I picked up my first bodybuilding magazine in 2002 and I was hooked. A fit, muscular physique is perfection! It's because of those images (Monica Brant and Jenny Lynn have been particularly motivational for me) that I started taking my workouts to a new level and I really felt empowered.

In 2004, I was blessed with twins. After carrying an extra 50 pregnancy pounds, being hospitalized for premature labor twice and being on bedrest for over a month, I ended up having an emergency c-section. The weight melted off within 2 months post-partum. I believe it's because of the years of my fit lifestyle, my strong "workout ethic" and self-discipline that I was able to return to my pre-pregnancy figure so quickly.

I'm a prime example that you CAN do it all. I'm a divorced mother of twin toddlers, I'm almost 30 years old and I'm in the best shape of my life. I have a demanding full-time job and a busy life and I still make time to workout, eat well and take care of my body.


Birthdate : September 11
Zodiac Sign : Virgo
Height : 5'
Weight : 105 lbs
Stats : 34 B - 25 - 35
Hair : Light blonde
Eye : Blue
Skin Color : Tan
Shoe Size : 7
My Body : Athletic
Ethnicity : Polish
Religion : Catholic
Occupation : Fitness Model & Personal Trainer
Marital Status : Divorced
Children : 2 - twin toddlers

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