From the moment I decided to compete I would quite often go on youtube and watch the past WBFF competitions to give me an idea of what the show was like, what shape the girls were in and how they moved around on stage.
I came across countless vegas shows, world champion video montages, a whole mixture of footage past and present but the show I couldn’t stop watching as I was wow’ed by this one girls stage presence was the WBFF Nov 2013 short class bikini diva clip of Sandra Radav and I knew from then on, if I wanted to mimic anyone's stage performance it was hers!
I was blown away with her style, confidence and sexy attitude, her stage presence was like no other I’d seen before.
With that being said I made a be-line to be coached by her, 280 miles away I was determined to travel the distance from the North East down to London, Chelsea.
I flew twice to see Sandra for stage coaching, her establishment was very quirky and trendy, with a joint healthy eating cafe located on entry and a gym up on top with a mirrored studio for our private use. After being welcomed in by all staff and Sandra herself offering me any assistance because of my long travels - we got to work where I immediately got comfortable and went straight into the session.
Sandra didn’t only pass on me parts of her style, technique and words of advise in every detail possible she also opened me up to the a whole lot of general knowledge about the show and what the judges are looking for.
I came out of that one hour session feeling like a completely different person, everything from my body confidence to my amateur stage presence had been transformed and I walked out feeling comfortable and supported enough to carry on into preparing for my show.
Lauren Gill - @laurennicolegil
Sandra changed my life not just my body.
After 10 years of feeling unhappy with my body and lacking the confidence to go into a gym I decided I had to make a change.
I started training with Sandra in spring 2013 and haven't looked back since. I am now happier with my body, have lost 26kgs, am more confident and have a lot more self discipline.
It was tough in the beginning but Sandra pushed me all the way, every session I was determined to achieve the goals she set for me. She made me believe in myself, was able to motivate me like no one else ever had whilst always being understanding.
Sandra's energy and enthusiasm at seeing the change in me motivated me further. She is very aware of my strengths and weaknesses and is always making me work with them. She gives me incredible support and encouragement. The goals move continuously which is fabulous as it means training is always varied and never becomes a chore.
I would have never believed I would feel and look the way I do now or that I would see training as a pleasure.
I can honestly say Sandra has changed my life not just my body.
Thank you so much.
I first came across Sandra around 8 years ago when she was teaching Zumba. Her class was always my favourite, and I have continued to seek out her classes since. In September 2017 I decided I needed to take my life in hand. I had put on a lot of weight, was lethargic and not enjoying life. I discovered Sandra was back in Cambridge and as well as teaching Zumba had been doing personal training. I initially met with her away from the gym to discuss my PT goals and needs. She instantly put me at ease and we came up with a plan. I started to see Sandra for training twice a week, as well as attending her Zumba class. During the PT sessions she always challenges me to do more than I could ever imagine I could do, and is always so motivating. She has been on hand between sessions for advice, support and encouragement. Sandra has supported me with my diet and I can say I have changed my relationship with food as a result. I now eat the right things, in the right quantities, while still enjoying the occasional treat. I have spent 12 weeks training with Sandra twice a week. She has given me the confidence to do extra work outs when I feel like it, whether that be at home with something on YouTube or by myself in the gym. I have gone from not exercising to now exercising up to 5 times a week! Sandra has been truly inspirational, changed my outlook on life and body shape for the better. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me.
Sarah, February 2018.
Sandra trained me for a fitness modelling competition. I had competed once before, but was told that my performance needed to be improved. Sandra was excellent at considering my personality and assets and making the most of these in my posing. She was able to overcome any of the issues my disability caused and involved me throughout the choreography, asking my opinion and how I felt in each of the poses. My confidence really increased by working with Sandra, I felt much more prepared when I entered the stage. Sandra has so much experience in the fitness modelling industry and lots of tips about small but important things such as where to focus my eye line and how long to pause for in each pose. On the day of the competition I knew exactly what I was doing. I would highly recommend Sandra as a posing coach to anyone who is starting out or wants to develop as a model.