Who are you and what do you do?
My names Michelle Christine Bayley, I am a 26 year old Pilates Instructor & Personal Training from country Victoria. I work in the council run Health & Recreation Centres, as well as run my own small business; Life In Balance Pilates & Fitness. I am a keen runner, with a love of resistance training. Although I love weight lifting, I am also a huge advocate for conditioning through functional movements & Pilates
Why did you want/agree to be an ambassador?
I believe veganism is not only fair and just for animals, but is right for our bodies and the environment we live in. I want to educated and enlighten others on animal cruelty and how unnecessary and unethical meat, dairy and egg consumption, and animal testing is. I want to encourage others to adopt a plant-based diet, and demonstrate just much you can truly thrive in sport.
What does being the best version of yourself mean to you?
Continuing to evolve. Letting go of yesterday’s mistakes while learning from them, and striving to improve. Never being complacent, expanding your mind and being true/loyal to your ethics and morals.
What do you think is the best way to spread the plant-positive message?
Lead by example! Inspire and educate others through actions.
It is incredible the impact even social media, YouTube, Facebook groups, blogs and testimonies can have. Sometimes it’s as simple as ‘planting the seed’, and inspiring thought. Sometimes you are contributing to that seed growing and blossoming. I know through others’ journeys I have learnt and been inspired. I know through conversation, answering questions and sharing information, documentaries, alternative products you can assist others in making a transition. My own testimony and transformation has given other the courage to make change themselves, and that is exciting!
How can you be contacted?