Marian Leonard

 “I believe that success comes firstly from how we think followed by planning, then ‘doing what it takes’ to reach your specific goal. “

 “If you work within your limitations yet to your full capabilities, adapt the right attitude and work with consistency, you will unleash your true potential and accomplish your dreams and beyond.”


As a Personal Trainer & Competition Preparation coach I choose to adopt a holistic approach when training clients, where all aspects of a person’s well being are taken into consideration.  It’s a sheer privilege to do so and I enjoy watching my client’s determination, results, diligence and sheer courage as they allow me to guide them on their fitness journey and on to achieve their goals.  Sharing what I’ve learned about ‘clean eating’ is a significant part of my Personal Training style. It’s the ‘x-factor’ for achieving better results when combined with exercise.

Having had a chronic pain condition, Fibromyalgia, for 15 years prior to starting exercise I was experiencing not only wide spread body pain but also a high degree of deconditioning simply from lack of muscle use.  Through resistance training and adopting a clean healthy diet I am now a participator in life rather than merely a spectator.  I am passionate about helping people to also reach their own fitness, health and physique goals.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Steve Leonard (who plays an active role at BBPT) and am a mum of three grown up children and understand the joys and pressures of parenthood. One of the best decisions I ever made was to place a priority on my own health and fitness. My quality and enjoyment of life increased greatly as a result of being active and eating a healthy diet. It’s been a joy to watch my own children adopt healthy lifestyles.

Fitness Qualifications:
Cert III in Fitness
Cert IV in Fitness
IACP cert in Bodybuilding & Contest Preparation


Competitive Body Sculpting

I have competed in 12 body building competitions in Figure division including my first International competition in 2010 at the age of 48.  It’s ironic that I have been able to compete in a sport that is judged totally on the strength and condition of an individual’s physique having personally started with a totally de-conditioned and weak body a few years earlier. Even before stepping on stage I felt like a winner.



2009: ICC Sports recognition award

ICC Sports achievement Award

2010:  Nominated for Senior Sports Star of the Year