IFBB PRO FIGURE, TRAINER
When watching a ballerina perform we see the beauty, the art, the elegance. What we don't see are the endless hours of arduous rehearsals. We don't see the bleeding toes and the swollen feet. We don't see the pain and sacrifice it takes to bring the dancer's dream to life.
From the time she was a young girl, born in France, Swann Cardot had always dreamed of becoming a ballerina. While growing up she lived in several other countries such as Belgium, South Africa, Canada and finally the US. Wherever she went there was one constant. The dream. The ballet.
She studied and practiced everyday for hours after school. She often sacrificed weekends and holidays to practice some more. She'd travel to learn from the best and to become as good as she had dreamed she could be.
In her teenage year, she developed other passions as well. She turned her attention to the same path her mother had followed and studied Art & Design.
Then, in 2011 a new passion was realized. While studying in New York she discovered the world of Fitness and Bodybuilding.
Her background in ballet has served her well. Here, again, she must push through the pain to get to the perfect physique and performance.
After an impressive string of victories in 2011 in the Figure division of the premier amateur organization, the NPC, Swann entered the Arnold Amateur in Columbus, Ohio. She was granted IFBB Pro status by her native country of France after her stunning performance there!
Swann made continuous improvements to her physique each and every season.
In 2016 she scored a very impressive win at the Toronto Pro. She followed that up with an unbelievable performance at the Figure Olympia, finishing Top 5 in the World and earning immediate qualification to the 2017 Figure Olympia. Now, officially one of the elite IFBB Figure Pros!
“What a mind can believe, the body can achieve. Through hard work, dedication and persistence, anything is possible. I think that having goals and setting challenges for ourselves is very important in order to become a better person, to feel confident and be happy and excited about life." says Swann.
After training for the stage for 7 years, setting one goal after another, learning everything she knows about training and nutrition, she realized that she had also given up on many things that were important to her and it was time to start a new chapter of her life. Starting new business ventures such as Swann Beauty , focus on her clients and helping others reach their fitness goals.
Today, Swann says,
"Living a healthy lifestyle and training for wellness is one of the greatest things I’ve done for myself and wish for everyone!
I am kind with myself, I have a healthy self-image and realize how important that is. I don’t stress the gym, nor my diet. I enjoy every occasion, I adapt to all circumstances. I don’t try to control the uncontrollable or plan every scenario. I am happier and healthier than I’ve ever been and feel like I have now started to build a richer life.
My goal today is to inspire and teach others how to live a healthy lifestyle while enjoying life the fullest!