Michelle Beri is a fitness model and certified training coach from Switzerland. She and her sister Carmen Bieri are known for their online profiles, where they share training and nutrition advice.
Michelle’s journey into fitness began when she was a child. Encouraged by her parents to stay active, she took part in a wide range of sports such as basketball and track. But one sporting activity grabbed Michelle’s attention more than any other – fitness & weightlifting.
At the age of 16, she entered the weight room for the first time and has never turned back. Michelle Bieri is now a name that rings a bell in many fitness enthusiast’s ears. Many of them admire the physique that Michelle’s created with her dedication and work ethic in the gym.
This is her story:
“Rome wasn’t built in one day. But they worked on it every single day! Just a friendly reminder that when you are home and without motivation to go to the gym next time, just go! You will feel better after.”
Full Name: Michelle Bieri Height Nationality Profession Era 5'7" (170cm) Swiss Fitness Model, Coach 2010 Height 5'7" (170cm) Nationality Swiss Profession Fitness Model, Coach Era 2010
“I’m always totally overwhelmed with the beauty we have in this world and I’m so thankful for being here on this planet.”
- Fitness Model
- Certified Personal Trainer
“Believe you deserve it, and the universe will serve it! With that quote, I wish you all an amazing start into the day!”
Chasing Fitness From the Get-Go
Born in the mid-1990s, Michelle Bieri was often told by her parents to go after her dreams when she was young. This support prompted Michelle to try various sporting activities, together with her sister Carmen.
As Michelle says; “Since our early childhood days, we’ve explored almost any sport and discipline imaginable. Gymnastics, kickboxing, handball, athletics, skiing, dancing, you name it!”
Taking on Weightlifting Full-Time
Very soon, Michelle and her sister saw their bodies becoming firmer, leaner, and more toned. It was these first results that spurred them on to train even harder.
Every day, Michelle pushed both her mental and physical limits in the gym. Before long, she fell in love with her new lifestyle.
“We soon realized that we, as the Bieri Sisters, have found our perfect discipline!” – Michelle Bieri
A New Face in The Fitness Industry
Over the years, Michelle invested in her fitness journey by learning about correct training techniques, dieting protocols, and other knowledge that would help her attain the best possible physique.
As her results improved, Michelle realized she didn’t want to keep this success only to herself. She, together with her sister Carmen, decided to open up her online profiles and share her best tips on training and nutrition with other people.
She also became a certified personal trainer, using her new knowledge to coach others in the areas of fat loss and muscle gain.
“It’s not possible to control where you lose fat first. That’s all genetics! Some people lose fat first on the legs, others on the waist.
So to get abs at all, you need to make sure that you burn as many calories in your workouts as possible. A heavy leg or back session will burn always more calories than crunches or sit-ups.”
Michell keeps a regular cardio and weightlifting routine. Sometimes she’ll train only four days per week. Other times, when her schedule is freed up, she’ll train every day of the week.
Her routine starts by warming up, either through cardio or light weights. Then, Michelle starts her actual workout, where she’ll lift weights. She does many reps when exercising; which helps her to achieve the ‘pump’, resulting in her muscles looking more toned.
Michelle is also a big advocate of stretching. She’ll stretch either after the workout is finished, or early in the morning. This helps her prevent muscle injuries from the intense training.
“You need to get your proteins in! Your body can only build more muscles if you feed them. Also eating proteins after the workout helps the muscles to heal and prevents that you lose lean mass. And you don’t want to lose this lean mass, because it shapes your body.”
Dieting is of great importance to Michelle. She likes to track her macros in meals; this way, Michelle knows exactly how much food she should eat to achieve her ideal physique.
That said, she doesn’t go to the extremes where she’ll restrict herself too much. This is not enjoyable for her, Michelle says. She mostly eats clean food, with an odd sweet treat here and there to keep her metabolism working nicely.
What we can learn from Michelle Bieri
The most important lesson Michelle Bieri has taught us is that fitness isn’t about being obsessed with calories. Instead, it’s about being mindful of your food choices while still enjoying life to its fullest. A good balance is key here. As Michelle likes to say; “Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing!”
Like Michelle, you can keep track of your macros if you wish. But, never let these macros control your life – instead, let them guide you towards a happier and fitter version of yourself.