Michelle Bridges, fitness guru

Fitness has been at the heart of Michelle Bridges’ life.

Even when she was a teenager at high school in Nelson Bay, near Newcastle, she asked the principal if she was allowed to lead a fitness class of kids who didn’t like sport.

From those early days, Michelle Bridges says she’s gained insight into why people are obese and find exercise difficult, and she likes nothing better than to motivate and guide them to a healthy lifestyle.

From a young woman with a few hundred dollars in her wallet, she’s built a multi-million dollar fitness diet business.