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Michaela Breeze MBE is Britain's most successful female weightlifter of all time.
Here are a few of her achievements:

2 X Olympian

6 x Commonwealth Medals

Commonwealth Champion

British Record  Holder

Commonwealth record holder in both the snatch and total (under 63 kg category)

European Junior Champion 1999

Multiple European Medallist

Welsh Team Captain for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Expert weight lifting coach

Recipient of an MBE in 2011 for her services to weightlifting

Since retiring from competition, Michaela now focuses her time helping others achieve their potential.

Over the last 2 decades, Michaela has coached over 20 athletes to compete on the international stage, most recently, Ellie Pryor became Britain's first ever Youth Olympian in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Coached by Michaela from the age of 11 years, Michaela has experience working with all ages and abilities from complete beginner through to elite athletes.

Michaela's career hasn't all been about the highs and great achievements, she has had to battle injuries and set backs. It is from these experiences that she has repeatedly fought back and each time become a stronger, more resilient athlete.

A great deal of the knowledge she now passes on through coaching is to make sure others avoid the many technical pitfalls and reduce the risk of injury, lessons Michaela has learned the hard way.

Michaela is arguably Britain’s most successful female weightlifter and Wales second most successful female athlete of all time at Commonwealth level.  Michaela’s career spanned over 2 decades. In which time she represented Team GB at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

She won 6 medals over 4 consecutive Commonwealth Games as well as medals at European senior and junior and world junior level.  Michaela holds British and Commonwealth records across 2 weight categories.

Having competed most of her career in the 58kg and 63kg bodyweight categories, Michaela has snatched 94kg and 100kg and clean & jerked 120kg and 122kg respectively (101kg snatch and 123kg Clean & Jerk weighing just 64kg).  Michaela was awarded an MBE in the 2011 Queens Birthday Honours list.

Michaela prides herself on her own technical ability as well as that of those she coaches.  

She is a firm believer on the importance of mastering the movements before loading. You can now learn directly from Michaela who now offers a variety of options from 1-1 and small group sessions to weekend and week-long training camps.  If traveling isn’t an option for you then you can benefit from Michaela’s online video analysis.

These packages are designed to suit all ages and abilities.

When not coaching and passing on her technical knowledge for the sport, Michaela freelances as a Sports commentator.  She also delivers motivational talks in schools and colleges across the country using her journey through sport as the vehicle to raise aspirations in young people.

Join Team Breeze

Pursue your desires and dreams and take from 2021 the ability to achieve all you want from the sport by becoming part of my unique and selective academy. 

Regardless of age, experience or ability, I work with individuals from all over the world virtually via zoom.  My focus as a coach has changed in part due to the challenges we have faced over the last couple of years regarding COVID-19.  I have been so fortunate to work with so many incredible people from all over the world who just want to understand the Olympic lifts and to be able to move consistently, safely and efficiently to optimise their own personal performance at their own level.  

Some of those I work with have aspirations to complete and others just want to feel confident enough to train in front of others.

Regardless of your aspirations, I can help you to improve the way you move with a barbell.

My ‘Team Breeze’ lifters are those who work with me on a weekly basis and who subscribe monthly to one of the following packages;

  • 1:1 bespoke training with full individualised support
  • 1:1 weekly 90 or 60 minute sessions
  • Weekly Group sessions

 To find out more about becoming part of ‘Team Breeze’, contact Michaela directly to schedule a 15-minute discovery call to discuss options that would best suit your circumstances.


Michaela breeze stepped into my diving career at a very crucial moment, when it seemed like all that I know was changing. I have worked with Micheala for the last 18 months (don't know how long exactly haha) and she has been extremely flexible and motivational through out the whole process of my Olympic build-up, someone to give advice and put me back together.
As my soft tissue therapist, I got a lot more than just getting "fixed" I got someone that I could talk to and ask questions about elite sport because she had already been there and done it. Without Michaela's support, my diving career would definitely have been more injury filled!

(Tom Daley – GB Diver)

Michaela knows what it takes to compete on an international stage, but is genuinely dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience with people from all walks of life. Her expertise is complemented by a warmth and enthusiasm that will inspire anyone who comes to work with her."

Joanne Elphinston, Director, Elphinston Performance Ltd