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Michelle MacDonald

Michelle MacDonald is the Co-founder of Tulum Strength Club.

Michelle is a multiple time Yoga Champion, earned her professional chef status at the prestigious Natural Gourmet Institute/ in NYC and is a WBFF Pro Fitness Model .

Michelle’s achievements include:

  • 2006-2008 New England Yoga Champion
  • 2008 USA Yoga Championships 3rd
  • 2011 IDFA International Pro Champion
  • 2011 SAF Pro Champion
  • 2012 SAF Pro Champion
  • 2012 WBFF 35+ Amateur Champion
  • 2014 Canadian Yoga Champion
  • 2015 WBFF Most Improved Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 WBFF World 35+ Pro Fitness Model 6th
  • 2017 Canadian Powerlifting Championships Silver Medalist
  • 2017 D’Fyne Cover Model
  • 2018 5th North American WBFF Championships

Michelle has been competing and coaching since 2006, and her expertise is not only in physique preparation but also nutrition and flexibility training for athletes. She specializes in mental preparation, and long-term lifestyle transformation for women of all ages and backgrounds.

Michelle developed her own style of yoga training from studying under Emmy Cleaves, Mary Jarvis, Esak Garcia and Michael Gannon. She taught in India for a year and practiced an advanced series rigorously to deepen her understanding of yoga. She is certified since 2003 in the Bikram Method and since 2015 in the Ashtanga Method.

In 2010 she graduated from culinary school and interned at the prestigious No. 9 Park in Boston. It was in school where she developed a deeper understanding of macro-based nutrition and how to prepare nutritious food fast without sacrificing taste.

She also mentored with Jean-Jacques since 2011 to understand the most up-to-date methodologies to prepare athletes for the stage. She’s a certified ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Precision Nutrition Certified Sports Nutrition Coach , and is known worldwide for her Transformation Programs. Michelle continues to expand her knowledge base through courses, seminars and workshops.

The experience of competing and working with clients for the past decade has allowed Michelle to develop her own highly sought after method for helping women of all backgrounds and ages to achieve their transformation and health goals, and to win dozens of Pro cards with various organizations including the WBFF, Muscle Mania, IDFA, Serious About Fitness and Physique Canada.
On top of that she’s also worked with….

  • Cover Models
  • Cross Fit Athletes
  • Power-lifters
  • Bodybuilders

Michelle’s resume as an athlete and as a coach is outstanding. Along with her husband Jean-Jacques she’s won numerous awards for Coach of the Year from Serious About Fitness and Top Trainer Award from Physique Canada. Her articles have been featured in Bodybuilding.com, Inside Fitness Magazine, Strong Magazine and D’Fyne Magazine.