Now in the 2nd year of a Nutrition BSc (Hons) course – leading to graduation in Nutrition with Sport and Exercise BSc (Hons) - Ally's runner-up spot in the Open Bikini class at the UK Drug Free Bodybuilding Association British Championship improved the 4th place she achieved on her debut in 2019. Her success means she has now been invited to represent TeamUK at the World Championships next year.
Alongside her degree study, Ally works as an online fitness coach, and would like to work with elite athletes in the future, from a therapeutic nutrition standpoint. She is particularly keen to help athletes dealing with gastrointestinal disorders or other conditions such as diabetes.
After dancing competitively from the age of 9-15, Ally's interest in bodybuilding was sparked after she started doing weightlifting. She then changed from strength based training to purely pursuing training for muscle growth and aesthetics.
Speaking about her studies at Brighton, Ally said: “The course tests my current knowledge and allows me to deepen my understanding on key physiological processes that I undergo throughout my competitive season or 'off-season' - the time where the goal is muscle growth. The course also allows me to explore the more holistic side to nutrition which I can apply to my online clients and help them build a more resilient mindset towards dieting.