It seems that with each feature we bring you with Nicole Halvey, she steps it up to another level of hotness! She’s just damn sexy like that, and we like it. Here she is as our LW Babe of the Week.
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Full name: Nicole Ann Halvey
Day job: PA and Entrepreneur/ Business Owner
Likes: Happy people, doggies, my friends and food
Dislikes: Bad drivers, miserable people and Miley Cyrus
Special talents: Too many… I’m cool like that
What’s been happening in the life of Nicole since we last featured you in 2015?
Feels like just yesterday… well since then I started my own business in Marketing, Promotions and Staffing which has really taken off. I’ve also really changed my lifestyle and I’ve become more active and health and fitness conscious…and I went back to brunette [laughs].
How and why did you get into the fitness industry?
I’ve always been active my whole life being a Rhythmic Gymnast for like 15 years growing up. So getting into fitness, besides the influence from my friends who are all in it, allows me to remain active at the same time as providing me a platform on which I’m still able to perform.
How much has it changed your lifestyle and what is it like competing?
I’ve actually become more conscious of my diet and what foods I consume because it helps you see what foods are good for you and your body-type, and what foods you need to stay away from. This obviously all helps with keeping you in great shape, not to mention how reality hits when you realise how much crap is in some foods people consume on the daily, it makes me cringe.
Competing is so fascinating, how you are able to control and manipulate your body through diet and training. For me it’s all a constant learning adventure, I love it! Needless to say I love being on that stage and in the spotlight, it’s the best feeling to be able to show off all your hard work and dedication and be rewarded accordingly.
You are off to PCA Bodypower in China in September to represent South Africa as part of the SA PCA team. What does this opportunity mean to you and how much preparation goes into an event like this?
Ah wow, I can’t even tell you how amazing it was to qualify for such a huge event after placing top 3 at Battle of the Titans V. To be able to step up on the world stage is just such an honour and I give thanks to Kevin Schwartz and the team for allowing me this opportunity. With regards to prep, there is so much to it that your average person can never begin to understand. I would have never been able to do any of this without my amazing coach, Steven McLeod. At the end of the day he’s the master and I’m the puppet, we make a great team. I have already started prepping so here’s a cheers to 3 months of Hangry mood swings [laughs].
What are some of your favourite workouts?
I love training shoulders and arms purely because I’ve always had the most ridiculously skinny spaghetti arms [laughs]. So when you see and feel that pump, it’s really gratifying and self-confidence boosting. Don’t even mention cardio to me please, cardio is the devil.
You have obviously seen some good changes in your body. Which parts of your body have become your favourite?
My legs and butt hey. Same story, I’ve always just had skinny beanpoles but since Steve started me on my plan I’ve just really changed shape and taken form which again is so awesome. It’s like my whole frame has changed (for the better duh). I’ve always had legs for days but now I have muscular toned legs for days, it makes all the difference in a good pair of heels!
When you’re not training, what do you like to do with your off time?
Party with my bitcheeeeeeeees [laughs].
Tell us about your business you have started?
Well, I started up AlphaOmega which is pretty much a Marketing, Promotion and Staffing business where I help small businesses with getting off the ground in terms of marketing and strategy. I execute campaign work and management, promotions, conceptualization etc. More recently I’ve gotten into the business of staffing events.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Married with kids… Living on an island… [laughs] Naaaat, jokes. I dunno hey, I prefer to just roll with it, whatever happens happens. I could die tomorrow so YOLO life hey.
What is your description of sex appeal?
Ooof gosh sex appeal? How he looks at you hey! The way he looks at you can say a thousand things without saying a word. I guess it’s that mystery that allows for you to always be on your toes. Unpredictability, it’s a fantastic thing.
What would a night with your man crush entail?
Honestly, Netflix and cuddles on the couch.
Teasing and flirting with guys. What’s your sure fire way?
To act completely uninterested, honestly. Don’t ask, but it works… apparently.
A day in the life of Nicole?
Gym, work, shopping, chores… the occasional meet up with one two members, then Friday to Sunday, it was all a blur [laughs].
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Rockstar? An energy drink I’m highly allergic to.
Adrenaline? Falling down those steps at work.
Attractive? Me after the jol at 4am.
Sensual? The way I tend to enjoy an ice cold beer.
All or nothing? Life… live it 110%.
Photos by Lyle Simes Photography