Miss Spires poses with her Miss Physique award from the Mr Hampshire contest
Head of department Jo Spires has revealed that outside of school hours she is also pursuing a successful career as a body-builder.
The 45-year-old was crowned Miss Physique in the “muscular” category at the Mr Hampshire contest on May 17, after following a strict training regime at Leatherhead Leisure Centre and a gym in Aldershot.
“I’ve got two passions in life – teaching and weight-training,” said the Bookham resident.
“It wasn’t until Christmas 2013 that I decided to do something with it. I had always said I wanted to do a competition but had not done anything about it. After that I got some advice and I trained hard and just worked up to it. There’s definitely a difference between just training and knowing you have to stand on stage in a bikini.”