Rozanna Purcell is a 27-year-old Irish model who has become popular for her nutrition and fitness blogs. Rozanna has appeared on numerous TV cook shows and is the author of two best selling cookbooks.
Rozanna Purcell – Cookbooks
It all started in 2013 when she started a blog as a way of sharing of passion for wholefood and healthy eating. This led to the inspiration for her first cookbook “Natural Born Feeder” which was released in 2016. In 2017 Rozanna released her second book “Half Hour Hero” which is based around healthy wholefood recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.
Her belief when it comes to eating healthy is that no food should be completely cut out and that by following the 80\20 rule you can achieve a balanced diet. She is also a believes that planning and meal prep is the main key to success. Rozanna has also appeared on TV shows such as the Restaurant and Come Dine with Me, which she won in 2012.
Although Rozanna herself is a fitness fanatic she believes that small changes make a big difference. Her advise is that even something a small as taking the stairs more often or going for short walks can help you to make a healthier lifestyle.
Rozanna Purcell – Social Media
Rozanna maintains a large social media following with her Instagram account having over 220k followers. Her Facebook page has over 38k followers while her Twitter account has 73k followers. Rozanna also regularly posts videos with tips, advice and healthy recipes on her YouTube channel where she has over 10k subscribers. Her website “Natural Born Feeder” is also jam packed with recipes and tips on preparing healthy wholefoods. If you would like to read more about Rozanna I have included links to her website and social media accounts below.
Business Woman and Blogger Nicola Carolan
Nicola Carolan’s story and success in business is one of inspiration and determination. 31-year-old Nicola from County Kildare is better known as “The Naked Blondie”. She runs her own food company “The Naked Meat Company” and it all started with her weight loss journey.
Nicola’s Business – The Naked Meat Company
Nicola always had a passion for food and cooking programs, but it was during her weight lose journey that Nicola came up with the idea for her business. While sharing her recipes online Nicola regularly got comments from followers wishing they could just buy the food premade. Nicola decided she was going to make this into her full-time job and began creating healthy meals that were sold and the business grew from there.
Nicola now runs the very successful Naked Meat Company which has even had to relocate to a bigger premise in the last year. The company sells a range of extra lean meat products as well as prepacked healthy meals and high protein foods. It also has a range of healthy desserts and plenty of choice for healthy kid’s menus.
In 2013 after giving birth to her son Nicola weighted 22 stone. She decided she needed to do something to lose weight and joined the slimming group Slimming World. Not only did Nicola decide she needed to lose weight but she decided to do it publicly. She started blogging her way through her weight lose journey.
Nicola captured the ups and downs of her journey in a very open and honest way. She posted pictures of herself right throughout even when she was at her heaviest. To date Nicola has amazingly lost almost 11 stone and has managed to build a career for herself along the way.
Nicola on Social Media
Nicola’s social media platform has grown over the years she has over 51k Facebook followers as well as over 59k on Instagram. She uses SnapChat daily and shares her daily routine and recipes with her followers. Nicola’s bubbly personality is clearly visible to anyone following her SnapChat stories but more importantly is her openness and honesty within her Snaps. If you would like to read more of Nicola’s journey I have included links to her blog and social media accounts below.
One man who has become increasingly popular over the last few years is Rob Lipsett. Rob aged 25 is from Dublin and runs his own personal training business. Rob has accumulated over 360k followers on his Instagram account. Both his Facebook and his Twitter accounts have over 30k followers.
Rob Lipsett – How it began
Rob spent two years in college studying a course he didn’t like and eventually dropped out. He worked part time in retail before leaving his job to focus on what he loved “Fitness”. As he always had a love for fitness and training especially weight training Rob decided to completely focus on this as a career. He had already been posting fitness related content on his social media accounts and wanted to work full time on them. He focused on fitness and training at first and then started vlogging about his everyday life. His social media and YouTube soon took off due his openness and honesty in his content.
Rob Lipsett – YouTube
As well as been hugely popular on his social media accounts Rob also runs his own YouTube Channel. He has over 327k subscribers to his channel where he has a huge amount of content available. Rob Vlogs about fitness mostly and regularly Vlogs his own work-outs as well as his day to day life.
Rob Lipsett – Lipsett Fitness
Rob runs his own website Lipsett Fitness where people can sign up to his personal training courses. He also offers his eBooks for sale on his site which cover a range of fitness and nutrition. Rob is also a Co-Founder of Raw Academy which offer a range of personal training courses for students. The courses are internationally accredited and teach students how to market their own brands as well as certifying them as a personal trainer.
Niall Breslin also known as Bressie was born in Dublin but relocated to Mullingar as a child. Bressie aged 37 has a background as a musician, a sportsman, a producer and a writer. He has a large social media presence. His twitter account having over 250k followers while his Instagram has over 100k.
Niall Breslin – Music
Bressie’s music career started off in 2004 when he formed a band with his childhood friends. The band known as the Blizzards released their first single “First Girl to Leave Town” in 2005. They then went on to have two top 10 singles before releasing their first album “A Public Display of Affection” in 2006. In 2009 the band put their music career on hold. They returned in 2016 with their single “Drop Down the Anchor”.
Niall Breslin – Rugby
As well as his music Bressie had a love of sport and captained the Leinster U-19s while attending college at UCD. He was offered a contract with Leinster at the U-19s world cup. Only a few days after returning from a U21 world cup Bressie due to over training and lack of rest suffered a massive hernia. After this Bressie suffered injury after injury. Finally after a serious injury to his eye he decided to retire from the sport altogether.
Niall Breslin – Solo
In 2010 Bressie joined XIX Entertainment as a song writer and producer. During this time, he worked on his solo career releasing his first album in “Colourblind Stereo in 2011. Bressie worked as a judge for the popular show The Voice of Ireland and he was the mentor for the winner of the show Pat Byrne.
Niall Breslin – Mental Health
Perhaps some of his most noteworthy work to date is his work for mental health awareness in Ireland. Bressie after suffering with mental health issues himself from a young age co-founded the charity “A Lust for Life” in 2015. This charity is aimed at creating awareness around the importance of mental health. In 2015 Bressie published his book “Me and My Mate Jeffrey” which won an award for popular non-fiction book of the year at the Irish Book Awards. If you would like to read more on Bressie’s work with mental health I have included a link below to his website.
Jenni Murphy is a 34-year-old bodybuilder and fitness instructor from Dublin. She always had a love of exercise and used it as way of relieving stress from the demands of her busy work life. Jenni left her job of eight years as an advertising executive to pursue her career as a personal trainer. She returned to college and got her certification to become a personal trainer. Jenni then took up a new career working at Fit Studios in Dublin as a TRX instructor.
Although Jenni only started body building in the last few years, she came in 3rd place at the WFF Universe 2016. Jenni also won 1st place for best performance and best bikini at this same competition. On top of this Jenni has competed and won titles nationally under the NABBA.
This young lady has a very honest approach when it comes to talking about her body building experiences. She openly talks about the tough routine required for competing and the mental challenges she has faced in doing so. Jenni gives an insight into the world of bodybuilding and the type of prep required to compete professionally.
Jenni on Social Media
On her website Jenni shares her love of fitness, nutrition and health. She encourages readers to lead a healthy lifestyle by clean eating and keeping fit. Her blog posts are full of recipe ideas and tips and tricks on clean eating. Jenni has over 19k followers on Instagram where she regularly post images and videos of her work outs. Her Facebook page Absoglutely which has over 15k followers is full of healthy eating inspiration as well as workout videos. I have links to Jenni’s social media accounts below for those who wish to follower her.