Clare Pritchard is a busy 45-year-old working mum with two teenage boys – yet she is now on her way to the IFBB European Championships. PHOTO: Clare holds her invite to next month's event in Spain. Image by Christopher Bailey.
Few shows offer greater rewards than the UK Nationals: win here and you can not only claim a coveted title with the world's only global bodybuilding and fitness federation, but also earn paid-for trips to the IFBB European and world championships. PHOTO: Fitness champion Maggie Molyneaux. Image by Christopher Bailey.
The 2018 season gets underway on Sunday with the UK Nationals in Leicester – and it looks like being a high quality event, with pre-contest entries up on last year. PHOTO: Bikini fitness competitor Zulmira Woodrow, seen here winning at last year's UK Nationals, is now an IFBB Elite Pro. Image by Christopher Bailey.
UK bikini fitness pro Liz Richardson is preparing to fly to Malta to take part in this weekend's €25,000 IFBB Elite Pro event as the battle for places at this year's €200,000 World Championships heats up. PHOTO: Liz winning the British Masters Bikini Fitness title in 2016. Image by Christopher Bailey.
Marta Mila is without doubt Britain's best bikini fitness prospect: she won the UK Nationals and British Junior Championships in a remarkable 2017 debut season. Now she is eyeing an IFBB Elite Pro card. PHOTO: Marta winning the tall height class at last year's UK Nationals. Picture by Christopher Bailey.