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DAILYMAIL (UK)

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A fitness model has revealed how she gained new-found confidence in her curvier body after putting on 20 lbs of muscle – a transformation which helped her to become an Instagram sensation, boasting more than 10,000 followers.

Fitness model and social media marketing specialist, Chyann Garrick, 24, from Toronto, Canada, was always brought up in a sporty environment with her step-father encouraging her to pursue an interest in soccer.

However, when she was 18 years old, she suffered from an accident that meant that she couldn’t continue with her passion of sport; this sent her into a state of depression and her life spiraled out of control…

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1. What inspired you to get into this industry?

In the more recent years of my life, my mental health took a serious 180 and began to become debilitating in various arenas of my life. I turned to fitness for balance and overall wellness. It has now become my passion to educate others on the seriousness of mental health as well as the importance of having a balanced lifestyle. People don’t really understand the severity of mental health nor the impact a healthy lifestyle can make on someone with mental illness. Eating the right foods and exercising is nonetheless good for everyone. You begin to value that lifestyle once become a part of it…

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Fitness model Chyann works out at Element CrossFit in Mississauga, Ont. on Friday, June 9, 2017. (J.P. Moczulski/The Globe and Mail)

“If you lift heavy weights but still eat crappy foods, you’re just going to put a bunch of muscle on top of fat, so you’ll end up looking bulky,” says Garrick, who has competed, too. She placed seventh in her category last year, for example, in a competition hosted by World Beauty Fitness and Fashion Inc., a Toronto-based event organizer focused on fitness, sports and fashion.

“For me, weight training is a lifestyle that goes deeper than just wanting to look good. It’s more about having a healthy body….

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Fitness Model Chyann Garrick wearing Reebok athletic tights and long sleeve thermal. November 23rd, 2016.
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