Andreia Brazier

Looking at Andreia Brazier today, I think it’s safe to assume she’s always been a pretty gal. She says that she’s always been fit, but her journey to a muscular, fitness model physique took quite awhile. She spent almost ten years in the gym lifting weights and training before she started a real training split and started paying serious attention to her nutrition. That combination proved to be the key, and she began transforming her body.

Andreia does follow a carb cycle diet, where she eats several days of low carbs followed by a refeed day of high carbs. This type of cycle tends to keep the body aligned with burning carbs and fat, hopefully sparing protein and muscle as it leans up.

As you can see, Andreia’s legs are great, with some serious quads. She says squats play a huge role in her lower body training and development. She is thirty-four years old. She stands 5’5″ tall and weighs about 117 lbs. She and her husband run a body conditioning company, so they spend all of their time in and around the fitness industry. more Andreia Brazier

Laura Trott

We are still sort of “stuck” on the Olympics. It’s hard not to be terribly excited about all the athletes who are about to fulfill their dreams this summer. Laura Trott is one of them.

Laura is a British cyclist. Although she is only 19 years old, she has been biking since she was very young. She doesn’t really do sprints, she is mainly an endurance rider. She won the Women’s Omnium in the 2012 World Championships. And she won the 2011 and the 2012 UCI Team Pursuit.

Laura admits that distance cycling can be painful. Ignoring the potential for crashes and pile-ups, the lactic acid burn is enough to drive mere mortals to tears. But she just laughs it off, saying that she enjoys the burn, and embraces the pain.

She has an unusual stomach condition with the acid in her stomach that generally forces her to vomit pretty much every time she trains hard or races. She also dealt with asthma as a child, and a lung problem as a baby. Difficulty is just something to overcome when you are an Olympic caliber athlete. more Laura Trott

Fit Babes of the 2012 Olympics

In theory, athletes who compete in the Olympics are amateurs, which means they don’t get paid for their sport. But the definition gets stretched a little, when athletes who generally do get paid to play decide to take one for the team and enter the Olympics. That has little or no effect on our opinion of how hot certain female athletes are.

Sara Galimberti is a runner and beauty queen from Italy. She runs the 800 and the 1500, and loves to do modeling competitions where she struts around in evening gowns and bathing suits. more Olympics babes

Olya Haidner

By looking at those impossibly perfect abs, you would never guess Olya Haidner is a mom. Things got pretty much out of control during both of her pregnancies, and she gained fifty pounds both times. She was always active as a child and young adult. Olya was actually a professional ballroom dancer at one point, which obviously places some very unique physical demands on the body. So this gave her a good solid base to work with when it came time for losing weight.

Olya ended up in the gym, hoping to drop some weight and get back into shape after having her kids. When she got a good look at some of the fitness competitors in her gym, she was encouraged to continue. She ended up losing the weight and getting into the best shape of her life. She felt better about herself, more confident, more energetic, more positive. see Olya Haidner

Vanessa Rahn

Vanessa Rahn is a beautiful and feminine gal who manages to carry a lot of muscle. Considering she has only been training for about four years, her physique is really impressive. Vanessa is 26 years old. She stands 5’5″ tall, competes at about 132 lbs, and has a fairly dark complexion. Vanessa tends to compete in bikini competitions, but looking at the size of her arms and the sweep of her quads, it’s obvious why she does fitness or figure shows as well.

Vanessa enjoys interviewing contestants of NPC shows. She has that outgoing, gregarious personality that seems to make the people she interviews feel at ease and open up about how they are feeling about their win, what their diet, exercise, and contest prep program was like, and what they intend to do in the future.

Here she is interviewing the Men’s Masters Overall Winner of the 2011 NPC New Jersey State Bodybuilding Championships. His name is Scott Rauseo. more Vanessa Rahn

Brittany Beede

We took a look at Brittany Beede a couple of years ago- back in 2010 in fact. Yes, she is the WWE girl who was trained by MMA giant Brock Lesnar. What a crazy body this beauty has. She is 5’3 and about 115 lbs soaking wet, so she is fairly petite. But as you can see in this video, she has curves in all the right places. She has an impossibly skinny waist. Ladies do not get tiny waists like that by yo-yo dieting, and only staying in shape for parts of the year for contests. This gal has been rocking the hardbody for years now, and her complete devotion and discipline to her diet and training regiment are both notorious and very evident.

As a kid, Brittany did more Brittany Beede

Michelle Brannan

Michelle Brannan is a British bikini competitor, personal trainer, fitness model, and dance instructor. She specializes in Latin Dance.

Unlike a lot of the ladies we find on Fit Babes Blog, she doesn’t really have a long history of sports and athletics. She admits she never really had any interest in sports as a child. But she took a dance class when she was 18, and she fell in love with it. She progressed in dance to the point where she wanted to become a teacher. The gym where she wished to teach required her to have insurance, and she needed to take a fitness instructing course in order to qualify. She began working out and closely following other fitness models and competitors like Louise Rogers Michelle Brannan