Yeah She Lifts – Nicola Jane Hobbs

Yeah She Lifts – Nicola Jane Hobbs
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Nicola, qualified yoga teacher, Champion Olympic Weightlifter at just 22, and now trainee Sport Psychologist, is a fantastic example of how weightlifting can empower women. A recovered anorexic, yoga and weightlifting helped Nicola find strength and power, and helped her challenge self-imposed limitations.

Nicola runs Mind Muscle Yoga, offering inspiration and motivation to yoga enthusiasts with private yoga sessions, classes and workshops, online yoga, and yoga for performance. I first met Nicola when I attended her class at the BodyPower Expo in 2013 and she inspired me from the very start of the class.

Read on for Nicola’s Yeah She Lifts profile.

Nicola’s “Yeah, She Lifts” profile…

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Full Name:

Nicola Jane Hobbs





Nicola Hobbs

CrossFit Box / Lifting Gym:

The Training Lab


Sussex, UK


5ft 4”



Favourite Fitness Clothing:


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Favourite Lifting Footwear:


Time Lifting:

18 months

Favourite Exercise / Sport:

Olympic Weightlifting and Yoga

Favourite Lift(s):

Overhead Sqaut

Lifting PBs / 1RMs:

Snatch 48kg, Clean and Jerk 60kg, Overhead Squat 67.5kg, Front Squat 72.5kg, Back squat 80kg, Deadlift 105kg

Lifting Goals:

To get 2 x PBs at the British Championships for Snatch and Clean and Jerk

Favourite Food:

Protein Brownies and Greek Yoghurt

Most Embarrassing Fitness Moment:

Finding out my lifting singlet was see through across my bum after I had competed in the English Championships

Has Nicola’s profile inspired you? Let me know, and stay tuned for more lifting ladies, coming soon!

More Yeah She Lifts Profiles

Last time on Yeah, She Lifts we met Nikki Burton, CrossFit and Pole fitness enthusiast. Check out her profile for proof that lifting weights makes you strong, confident and won’t bulk you out. For more inspiration you can see all the Fitcetera “Yeah, She Lifts” profiles here.

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