Michelle Lewin was born in Maracay, Venezuela. Her parents split when she was a young child, and things soon took a financial turn for the worst. Her mother struggled to support the family, and Michelle often went without food. When Michelle was a teenager, this developed into borderline anorexia. To hide her underweight body, Michelle would wear long sleeve shirts and pants.
Michelle had an interest in being a model, so as soon as she could, she tried to develop a modeling career. She walked many catwalks, but she struggled in the industry. Michelle Lewin has to endure disrespect and mean behavior from modeling agencies in Milan, Rome, and Barcelona. Her height was heavily criticized, and this left Michelle feeling low.
When Michelle was 17, she began to take working out more seriously and quickly became a gym rat. When asked what motivates her, she responded that she isn’t inspired to workout by comparing herself to other athletes in her field. Instead, she is motivated by what she sees in the mirror. When she sees a new vein pop out or small adaptations to her body, that is what drives her.
Michelle’s introduction to the competitive world of bodybuilding and fitness modeling first began at the urging of a close friend. Michelle was encouraged to enter her first NPC bikini competition by a close friend, and this lead to Michelle becoming even more engulfed into fitness and working out.
In early 2008, Michelle met her now husband Jimmy Lewin. The two had an intense and intimate relationship and decided to marry in 2010. Jimmy now acts not only has Michelle’s husband and life partner, but also as her manager and fitness trainer.
Michelle and her husband has shaped her not only into a fitness model to be inspired by, but also into a very successful business woman. She has fans all over the world who she keeps in contact with via her prolific social media presence. Michelle has over 13 million Instagram followers and over 380,000 YouTube subscribers. She also has a Facebook and Twitter following of 7 million and 453,000 respectively.
Michelle has grown from a young child struggling with anorexia and body image issues to a grown woman who is proud of her body and works hard to maintain it, and her story is proof that an impoverished childhood doesn’t have to negatively impact the rest of your life.
Age & Birthday
Michelle Lewin is 34 years old and was born February 25, 1986.
Height: 5’4″ (162.5cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Measurements: Bust 35, Hips 35, Waist 24, Bra 32D
Michelle eats a balanced diet that is spread throughout her entire day. She typically eats seven meals, and a sample version of her meal plan is as follows:
Meal 1: Michelle’s first meal consists of oatmeal and Big Blend from Betancourt Nutrition.
Meal 2: Her second meal is ham and Swedish crackers.
Meal 3: For her third meal, Michelle eats chicken breast with brown rice.
Meal 4: Michelle’s fourth meal is simply pork chops with salad.
Meal 5: Her fifth meal is beef with spinach and asparagus.
Meal 6: Her second to last meal of the day is salmon with broccoli.
Meal 7: Michelle ends her day with a Casein protein shake before bed.
As you can see, Michelle likes to consume a lot of protein, and she opts for a lot of smaller meals rather than a few larger meals. Michelle likes to steam her vegetables rather than boil them, which has been shown by studies to increase their nutritional value by not cooking out their nutritional properties.
Training & Workout Routine
Michelle likes to make sure she sweats during her workouts. She likes to do HIIT workouts, and she makes sure that she doesn’t rest too long. Michelle’s top three exercises are lunges, sprints, and side lateral raises. She likes these three exercises specifically because she likes the way they burn fat while also sculpting and tightening the body.
A sample workout routine of Michelle’s is as follows:
- Chin Ups (Wide Grip) 4X12
- Chin Ups (Normal Grip) 4X10
- Row Machine 4X12
- T-Bar Rows 4X12
- Dumbbell Curls 6X12
- EZ Bar Curls 4X12
- Straight Bar Cable Curls 4X12
- Lying Leg Curls 4X12
- Stomach Crunches with weights
- Seated Leg Curls 4X12
- Deadlifts 4X10-15
- Seated Calf Raises 8X20
- Standing Calf Raises (Smith Machine) 6X20
- Standing Dumbbell Tricep Extensions 6X12
- Skull Crushers EZ Bar 4X12
- Rope Overhead Cable Extensions 4X12
- Military Presses 4X10
- Dumbbell Shoulder Presses 3X10
- Upright Rows with EZ Bar 4X12
- Side Lateral Raises 4X10
- Lunges 4X12
- Good Mornings 6X10
- Leg Presses (Single Leg)
- 4X15 (Each Leg)
- Squats 4X12
- Hanging Knee Raises 4X12
- Crunches 4X20
- Crunch Machine 4X12
- Crunches on Ball 4X20
Best Known For
Michelle is best known for her social media presence and her appearances in popular fitness magazines including Muscle and Fitness, Sports and Fitness, and Iron Man. She was also featured on Playboy magazine.
Achievements & Awards
- 2014 IFBB Nordic Pro 10th place
- 2014 IFBB Dallas Pro 12th place
- 2014 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro 4th place
- 2014 IFBB Greater Gulf States Pro 6th place
- 2014 IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup 4th place
- 2014 IFBB Europa Dallas 3rd place
- 2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Orlando 12th place
- 2014 IFBB Battle on the Beach Pro 9th place
- 2014 IFBB Legends Pro Bikini Classic 3rd place
- 2013 NPC Fort Lauderdale Cup 1st place
- 2013 NPC Fort Lauderdale Cup 1st place
- 2013 NPC Southern States 2nd place
- 2013 NPC Southern States 3rd place
- 2013 NPC Mid Florida Classic place
How Michelle Can Inspire Us
Michelle Lewin can inspire us through her story and drive. So many people with her background do not make it out of the cycle of poverty, and many young girls and women have become entirely consumed by their eating disorders and body image issues to the point of self-destruction yet Michelle has managed to rise above those problems and counterbalance those thoughts and behaviors with something positive: bodybuilding and healthy nutrition.
Personal Website: https://michellelewin.com/