Brandi LeBlanc is the owner/founder of Barbelle Beauty Fitness, LLC. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, with multiple certifications ranking her as a Personal Trainer Master Practitioner, as well as a Group Fitness Instructor. Some of those certifications include Certified Glute Specialist, Certified Transformation Specialist, Certified Fitness Coach, and Certified Nutrition Coach, just to name a few. Her education does not stop there as she continues to strive to be the best personal trainer in this area for many more years to come. Part of her continuing education this year will soon add to her list of certifications a Certified Women's Coaching Specialist from the world known Girls Gone Strong Academy & Community, specializing in various issues women face in their health and fitness.
In 2020, only one year after opening her own fitness studio, Brandi was voted Best Trainer in Ascension Parish. Barbelle Beauty Fitness was also named Best Fitness Center/Gym in Ascension Parish. With the continued growth of her loyal clientele, she was again named Best Personal Trainer in Ascension in 2021, and Barbelle Beauty Fitness won the title of Best Weight Loss Center. Not stopping there, she was also nominated Best Fitness Studio in 225 Magazine. Will she do it again in 2022? We will soon see! In 2022, she also received the nationally recognized ESPN Honorary ESPY Award for her outstanding achievements in empowering others through fitness, especially women.
In addition to her training expertise, Brandi is also a published author in both women's books and in local magazines. Her fitness column often makes an appearance in the online magazine Modern Grace, and for over a year has been writing a fitness page in the monthly publication Ascension Magazine that you can find online as well as in many businesses in Ascension Parish.
Brandi has an outstanding reputation for been known as one of the top trainers at many local gyms in her past years of training experience, offering one on one personal training and coaching services, as well as teaching cardio-kickboxing and other specialty classes such as group personal training classes, boot camps and other strength/weight classes. And now, due to her success, being blessed with the clientele and following, she is now at the capacity to open her own fitness studio. She enjoys teaching and pushing others beyond their own limitations, and showing them that your body can do so much more than your mind perceives.
Her area of expertise is wide and ranges from core/flexibility training, strength training, hypertrophy, fat/weight loss transformations, nutritional guidance and meal planning, and has taken several of her competition clients to the stage to win first place titles. She enjoys working with both female and male clients in a wide variety of ages from teens to seniors.
Brandi has also competed in several national bodybuilding competitions through the National Physique Committee (NPC) and currently holds 4 Nationally Qualifying championship titles in both Women's Physique and Figure Divisions as a “Hybrid” athlete/competitor in the NPC. And in 2017, she achieved her Pro Card in Womens Classic Bodybuilding in the Global Bodybuilding Organization (GBO). In 2021, Brandi also won the title of Ms. Atlas, the GBO Women's Bodybuilding World Champion.
She now enjoys sharing what she has learned and helps others prepare for their own competitions. Stay tuned because she is NOT done growing yet... physically AND professionally! SHE HAS BIG THINGS COMING SOON, SO STAY TUNED!!