FROM Australia to Argentina, a Wigan face (and body) will be splashed across fitness magazines the world over in the coming months.
Bodybuilder Yvette Geary, having secured sponsorship with LA Muscle, will feature in a range of advertisements and promotional material for protein supplements.
The 36-year-old made the switch from glamour to fitness modelling two years ago and her prowess was spotted by the US fitness giant at bodybuilding events this year.
“Getting this sponsorship is really good because it means a lot of promotional work coming up,” the mother-of-one said. “They want me to do stuff for TV too and I’ll get a lot of publicity.
“LA Muscle is really well-known in the bodybuilding market so this is a real step up in the commercial world for me now.”
The Ashton native has enjoyed phenomenal success in the bikini categories – less ‘bulky and muscular’ than the full bodybuilding competitions – scoring a third-place finish in the UK bodybuilding and fitness federation event this year, despite being a relative newcomer.
And if that wasn’t enough, the former education manager also has her sights on conquering the business world, planning to open her own fitness training firm.
“My ultimate goal is to set up my own fitness business – I’m soon going to start running some intense training classes,” she said.
“And when I’ve got the qualifications I’m going to run one-on-one sessions too, and I also want to branch out into nutrition and rehabilitation.”
While the ambitious Yvette admits the price of success is a lot of hard work and dedication, she won’t let that get in the way of enjoying this Christmas with her family.
“I’ll be eating and drinking the normal amount at Christmas – I won’t be restricting myself too much. I think it’s important to do that,” she said.
“I am quite strict throughout the year but at the holiday season I do relax a little bit.
“I’m a fitness fanatic but you’ve still got to live a life as well and enjoy it, and Christmas is the perfect time to do that.”
Ever the professional, Yvette admits she goes for the odd run or boxing session over the holidays, but to all intents and purposes she’ll indulge just as much as anyone else.
And with one eye on the national amateur bodybuilders’ association’s North West competition in May – through which she’ll be aiming to qualify for the national event – it’ll be business as usual come the New Year.
“For the competitions, you have to have the right muscle definition and look aesthetically right,” she said.
“The intense training will kick off in February and carry on until the competitions and it’s going to be really tough.”