Claire Harper

Claire is a leading UK natural figure competitor, fitness model, professional dancer and aerialist. She is the world Fitness Model 2010. She also runs smartshake in the UK (www.smartshake.co.uk) Some of her achievements are:NPA British Finals Miss Figure 2009 2nd Place and Best Presentation
NPA Yorkshire Miss Figure 2009 2nd Place & Best Presentation
BNBF Miss British Finals Figure 2009 2nd Place
BNBF Miss Northern Figure 2009 1st Place
BNBF Miss British Finals Figure 2008 2nd Place
BNBF Northern Miss Figure 2nd Place 2008 & Best Presentation
WFF Miss Fitness Figure 2009 2nd Place
NABBA North West Miss Trained Figure 2009 2nd Place
FAME UK Miss Figure 2009 1st Place Claire loves to stay active and plays lots of sports. She also attends regular dance training, gymnastics and circus school.  In 2013 she earned her pro card at the WBFF competition in Denmark.

Shane Raymond

Shane is a 32 year old natural bodybuilder. He has been competing for two years but been training for about 11 years. In his first year of completion, he won the B.N.B.F central novice/overall title 2009 and the N.P.A. British novice title. In 2010, Shane won the BNBF Central heavyweight titile and came 2nd in the BNBF British final. In 2013, Shane placed 1st in the BNBF Central heavyweight class and won best overall.

Shane trains 4-5 times per week using a 3 week rotation program that consists of pre-exhaust, volume and heavy work outs using basic movements with free weights. Shane sticks to a healthy balanced diet all year round to stay in shape. One of his aims in life is to build the best natural physique he possibly can through consistent training and dieting and maybe win a world title, His other interests are eating out and spending time with friends and family.

Nyisha Jordan

Nyisha has been a dancer for 17 years and decided to move into fitness 4 years ago. She qualified as a personal trainer and now works with a number of clients in the Mayfair area of London. She competed in her first UK bodybuilding competition in 2010 and won the muscle model category. In November 2010 she went to Las Vegas for the FAME competition and won the gold medals in both the muscle model and figure classes. Nyisha has been in a number of fitness magazines including Muscle and Fitness and has worked with Getty images . She was the main model in the Escape Reebok journal. Nyisha won the Fitness Figure class at the Fitness Britain. In 2013 she earned her pro card at the WBFF competition in Denmark.

Richard Elston

Rich is 26 years of age and from Birmingham. He is a fully qualified N.A.S.M Expert Personal Trainer and now a member of staff at Grenade HQ, being responsible for Social Media and athlete liaison.

He has been a Personal trainer since 2006 and fully enjoys helping numerous amounts of people realize their full potential and get themselves into great shape. Working out isn’t just a hobby for Rich, it’s a way of life. The dream to be in fitness magazines has always been a top goal for Rich since he was young and he shows that if you dedicate yourself to what you love doing and don’t hold back then you can enjoy the benefits of your success. In 2013 Rich became the Midlands UKBFF Men’s Physique champion. Check out Rich at;http://www.facebook.com/richardelstonfitnessmodel

 

Jamie Alderton

Jamie is a 28 year old natural bodybuilder. He started competing in 2010 and took home the British Novice Musclemania title in September 2010. In 2012 he bacame the WBFF European Muscle Model Champion and opened his own PT studio Fitworks www.fitworkspt.co.uk

Jamie left the forces having served 7 years and being on active duty in Baghdad, Iraq. He has always been fit and healthy but since leaving the Army he has focused all his energy into training and enjoying the benefits of his hard work. The biggest piece of advice he could give anyone wanting to get into shape is don’t be afraid to ask questions and do your research. The information is out there! Check out Jamie’s fitness website at http://www.grenadejay.com/ Or follow Jamie on his facebook page http://www.facebook.com/grenadejay

James St Leger

James St Leger

James is a 29 yr old Personal Safety Training Instructor and firearms officer with the police. He is also a World Record Holder (Highest weight lifted by dumbbell bicep curls in 1 minute for an individual). James, using 15.2kg dumbbells, completed 165 reps which equated to 988kg of weight lifted in 1 minute. He is also a qualified personal trainer. He is a regional champion swimmer, MMA fighter and enjoys grappling. James won the Maximuscle Dragan Challenge at Bodypower 2010 and followed this by winning the Mens Health Davidoff Champion Challenge in October. He was also at Seni 2010 taking part in his 1st 10 man Dragan Challenge (with Maximuscle) where he successfully outlifted the successive combined efforts of 10 people. James is the 2011 Men’s Health / Reebok Zig Tech Challenge champion and 2012 face and body of Bodypower.   For more information on training / diet go to http://www.facebook.com/james.St.Leger.Fitness

Melih Cologlu

Melih is Team Grenade’s first US athlete. He lives in Florida and along with his wife (who is a national level figure competitor), runs a personal training business. Melih got involved in athletics from a young age with dreams of making it to NCAA level. He competed in NCAA Division 1 Water Polo and Swimming for USC and St Francis, whilst studying Business Management.

He started competing within the last 2 years in the NPC Men’s Physique division. This division is judged based on looks, muscular conditioning, symmetry as well as great stage presence. He competed in his first Physique show March 2011 and became the EASTERN USA CHAMPION.

Melih was recently on the cover of Muscle&Body Magazine USA and Muscle&Fitness Magazine Turkey and has featured in Men’s Health Turkey as well as Reveal Fitness&Fashion magazine in the US. He is also a columnist for Muscle&Fitness Magazine TR.  In addition to his one-on-one personal training he also offers online custom nutrition&training programs globally here at:  http://www.covermodelphysique.com/

 

GabrielSey

Gabriel Sey

Gabriel has been playing American Football since 2006, winning the championship with the UWE Bullets UK college team in his Rookie year. He continued his career playing Professionally …in Europe, and the Great Britain Lions, gaining numerous awards along the way. Gabriel also took to a stint of Bodybuilding winning his Pro Card with the WBFF Denmark in April 2013. He is a qualified personal trainer and runs an online personal training company (www.iam-fearless.com) and is very passionate about health and fitness. Follow him on twitter: @Gabriel_sey5 and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/gabrielseyfitness.

 

MelHaywood

Melissa Haywood

Melissa is 27 years old and the current UKBFF Bikini Fitness Champion and an international IFBB competitor. She is a serving soldier in the British Army and holds the rank of Corporal. After being on exercise with her unit in Canada and buying a copy of ‘Muscle and Fitness, hers’ magazine she was inspired and turned her attention to weight training and the challenge of competing. She is currently training for the IFBB Amateur World Championships and Arnold Classic Madrid and earning her IFBB Pro Card.
Competition history:
UKBFF Muscletalk qualifier 2012 – 2nd Place
UKBFF British Finals 2012 – 1st place
Arnold Amateur Classic Ohio 2013 – 4th Place
European Fitness Championships 2013 – 2nd Place
Follow Melissa’s competing journey and for healthy living tips and motivation on twitter and Facebook.

 

AdamParr

Adam Parr

Adam is a 28 year old Fitness Model from Birmingham. Adam’s sporting background is in rugby having represented England and U16’s and U18’s and then played professionally for a year at Worcester Warriors. He stopped playing rugby in 2012 to focus on more physique training and in April 2013 Won Miami Pro World Championships – Muscle Model +75kg. Adam has been a Personal Trainer since 2005 and is currently working from Birmingham Ultimate Fitness. He is a qualified Poliquin Biosignature Practitioner and is currently studying a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition with the CISSN. Adam placed Top 5 WBFF London -Muscle Model
For more information about Personal Training with Adam and his own training and diet go to- https://www.facebook.com/AdamJamesPT and Twitter- @AdamParrAthlete

 

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