This why I love what I do! One of my beautiful and well deserving stage coaching clients Ani, has motivated more than she realises! She embodies what hard work and determination really means - and as of April 2017, she achieved her dream by stepping on stage after her amazing weight loss story, placing 4th & 5th in her first ever ICN Bikini Competition.
"To say I was awkward when I first met Ness is an understatement. I was significantly above my stage weight and even though I had already come a long way in my personal journey, I was definitely not ready to step on a stage.
Ness pushed me hard from day one. It would have been easy for her to give up and place me in the "too hard" basket but her passion and enthusiasm for me to succeed encouraged me to persevere and challenge my own ability.
Each and every lesson I saw improvement in my positioning, fluidity and flexibility into each pose. Ness tailored her lessons to suit me - there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to posing. She always took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve and ensured it's inclusion in the lesson.
When I thought I couldn’t do something she wouldn't allow me to give in. Each movement was broken down to help me manage, and without me realising it she would help me achieve what I believed to be impossible. I never felt any humiliation, just honest and pure encouragement and belief.
Ness celebrated each and every improvement no matter how small. She knew exactly how to encourage me and ensure me that everything would come together on the day. Ness always went above and beyond offering help and advice in all areas of health and wellbeing.
Her lessons are so personal and she wants to ensure you are the best you can be when stepping on the stage. She is one of the most motivated and upbeat people that I have ever met. Her positivity and smile helped me get through my competition preparation and up on the stage on show day.
The faith Ness had in me that I could achieve my goal of stepping on stage has given me the self-belief that I can do anything. This is the greatest gift of all. "
- Ani "Pegasus" Breitbarth
Follow her amazing journey Instagram: @ani_babani