February 07, 2019



Amelia Ricci
Weight: 60 kg
Height: 168cm
Age: 40 years young!


Why fitness? 

I started fitness as a stress relief from University studies. Since then I just couldn’t stop I got my qualifications and now have 20 years experience (and study more every year) in the fitness industry, with the past 10 years spent competing, coaching and judging for the Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness Model competitions.

Certified with Fitness Australia, my mission is to educate women to achieve their best body ever, with a simple approach no fads, no gimmicks.

I live and breathe fitness and I need to maintain my workouts as this is the reason why I started! I love the feeling of being fit.


What sets you apart from other athletes? 

Pilates reformer instructor (2 years exp)

Pilates mat instructor (10 years exp)

Yoga teacher 15 years exp

I love teaching weight training and mentoring clients online. I am different because of the coaching I provide, mentoring and the struggles I have personally overcome.


How would your best friend describe you?

Professional, knowledgeable but love to have fun and not take life too seriously!


What are your personal long term and short term goals? 

I have achieved a Masters Degree (MBA) and Degree in Marketing. I also have 20 years continuous accreditation with Fitness Australia – which means studying a minimum of 22 CEC points yearly.

My goals are to never stop learning and always keep an open mind.

I want to help more women with their fitness goals and maintain a fitness lifestyle for health of my whole family.


Who inspires you and why? 

I am inspired by all women who balance multiple responsibilities, maintain self-care and still have a fun life without restricting themselves both with their fitness lifestyle but also have a work and life balance.


What is your favorite type of workout? 

I focus on heavy squats and hip thrusts as I am preparing for my next competition – Bikini category.


What keeps you going on the hard days? 

I have mantras they are a way of using positive self talk to get you through every situation.


What are your favorite times to use your Gripped Headphones? 

I love super loud motivating music at a workout and particularly at night because I mostly have to go to the gym at 7.30om when my kids are in bed….and I have always had a busy day and need that motivation from my music LOL


What has been your favorite moment on your fitness journey? 

It was a huge achievement to step on stage just 5 months postpartum, at 40 years of age, with 2 kids, beating my personal best condition. I feel like with a history of binge eating, failed comp preps and injuries in the past it’s always incredible to overcome disappointments and grow as a person to get on stage again. It gives me hope for my clients that if I can show my vulnerability and my flaws and be honest – they know that they too can achieve anything.

A few years back it was so bad on social media, everyone pretending life is perfect, I love all the REAL life accounts that share the honest journey. I am proud to be a part of that with my Instagram account. I want to help others understand that being perfect is not the only way to achieve success!


What’s a random fact that many people wouldn’t know about you? 

I love to travel and have visited Bali 5 x Thailand 5 x and recently went to LA and Phoenix Arizona. Random fact is that I get really sick on planes and hate flying but I do it anyway – I just drink heaps of water as travel sickness medication doesn’t work for me eeeekkkkk


What has been your biggest challenge through your fitness journey, and how did you overcome it? 

The constant need to improve yourself and keep on growing as a person, with education and your own self-mastery can be exhausting. I always need to schedule in rest days so I don’t overwork myself. I reached rock bottom with chronic fatigue in the past after winning the State Titles Bikini INBA comp, running my business, studying and working simultaneously I don’t want to push myself to exhaustion again.


What advice would you pass on to someone in their own fitness journey? 

Goal setting is critical, having a coach and working out what you love to do. Don’t feel the need to be like anyone else as you are unique and special and your goals need to be something that you personally are passionate about.


What workout routine has worked best for you? 


4 Training Sessions a week

Monday - Upper Body

Tuesday - rest

Wednesday - Legs – glute focus

Thursday – rest

Friday – HIIT and core

Saturday – pilates and full body

Sunday – HIIT or walk (depending on energy)


What does a typical day of eating look like for you? 

6am: protein pancakes with PB and strawberry jam

9am: 120g chicken breast, avocado and celery

12noon: Chobani and protein bar or massive salad with salmon or barramundi

3pm: protein shake and apple

8pm: 5 egg whites, tomato, mushrooms, zucchini, basil, parsley, low fat feta omelette

What's your favorite place to eat?

Organic café for a massive salad


What is your Favourite Quote?

I don’t want to look skinny, I want to look like I could kick your ass


What are your hobbies and interests outside of fitness?

Eating out with friends, travel and being with my kids having fun


What is your favorite exercise to perform and why?

Heavy weighted hip thrusts for glutes


How many pairs of shoes do you own?

OMG so many sneakers


If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Protein pancakes with peanut butter


What type of music do you listen to?

Dance and house


Are there any foods you don't enjoy that you force themselves to consume?

I love errything


What is the worst injury you have ever had?

Tore my right knee meniscus and had to have surgery


What is the last movie that you watched?

The Grinch


What is your most unusual talent?

Yoga headstands

Follow Amelia

Instagram: @livingbeautyamelia

Website: https://livingbeauty.com.au/


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