Hannah Butler, from Northamptonshire, is currently completing her final year as a student nurse at the University of Leeds.
Not only is the 21-year-old working towards her degree, she is also working part-time at Xercise4Less.
On top of her job, the student trains six times a week as a competitive bodybuilder.
When she focused on being skinny, she used to have a heavy cardio fitness regime – but all that has changed now.
“I had put off competing because I couldn’t afford it”
She said: “One day I was running in the gym and noticed a personal trainer training this lady who was muscly but still looked really feminine and I was like, ‘I want to look like that’.”
Hannah began to move away from following Instagrammers who were promoting weight loss and eating salads for every meal.
Now a couple years down the line, Hannah is taking part in bodybuilding competitions.
She added: “I had put off competing because I couldn’t afford it and university took up a lot of my time but in the end my personal trainer persuaded me, and she really believed that I could do it, so I agreed to start prepping in May 2018 ready for my first show which was September 2018.
“I competed in PCA (Physical Culture Association) Manchester on September 8, Junior Bikini, and I came first.”
Hannah has been a member of Xercise4Less since 2016, when she started university in Leeds.
She uses the gym to maintain her gruelling training regime six days a week.
The student continued: “I loved the look of the gym, so I started training there after my shifts.
“The fact that it is a multi-access gym is really handy because when I go home for Easter and Christmas, I can use any Xercise4Less, so I don’t have to pay to train somewhere else.
“The equipment in the gym is perfect for my training plans, it’s actually one of the very few gyms that has everything I need in it, from free weights, machines and loads of stairmasters. Safe to say my preparation was a breeze!”
Hannah’s mindset on training has completely changed since she started competing, as well as her body.
“I am currently in a building phase, and a lot heavier than my competing weight, at 62/63kg,” added Hannah.
She concluded: “My calorie intake is a lot higher and my cardio is lower so than I can gain a lot of muscle ahead of my next competition.
“My next goal for 2019 is to have a great competitive season. I’m aiming to start my prep around May 2019 to compete in two September shows with PCA.
“I will then be competing in the PCA British Finals in October and hope to become a PCA Pro this year.”
Here’s is Hannah’s gym routine:
Monday: Back and Arms & 20 minutes low intensity cardio
Tuesday: Quads and Glues & 20 minutes low intensity cardio
Wednesday: Shoulders & 20 minutes low intensity cardio
Thursday: Glutes and Hamstrings & 20 minutes low intensity cardio
Friday: Shoulders & 20 minutes low intensity cardio
Saturday: Glutes and Hamstrings
Sunday: Rest Day