Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Kelli's Fit, 40 and Feeling Fabulous

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Kelli's Fit, 40 and Feeling Fabulous

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ROCKHAMPTON'S Kelli Blanchfield is not your average mum.

She's an Australian champion fitness model who is in her element when she's competing on stage in her bikini.

The local body sculptor recently competed in her first-ever INBA Australian Championship competition in Canberra where she placed in the top five of her novice category and scored an official ranking.

Kelli, 40, said she never pictured herself standing on stage in a bikini at the age of 40.

"I've been weight training now for about six years and competing has always been something I've wanted to do but never thought I could do it," she said.

"At the end of last year, I made a decision that I was going to stand on stage at 40 and look the best I've ever looked, so with the support of my family and a good coach, that's what I did.

"Five years ago I would have never even worn a bikini to the beach but once I started seeing the results from training and eating healthy, I started to feel more confident about the idea. …

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