Redhill personal trainer takes third in British "Musclemania" championships (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Redhill personal trainer takes third in British "Musclemania" championships
7:32pm Monday 16th September 2013 in Local News
A Redhill personal trainer and fitness company owner has finished third in a UK fitness model competition in his first time competing.
Chris Davies, 23, owner of fitness company Dream Fitness, based in Redhill and Reigate, finished third in the Musclemania Fitness Britain Championships, held in London earlier this month.
He had only decided to enter the competition ten weeks before, and needed top intensive coaching to train for the event.
Chris, who has been a personal trainer for four years, working for several chain gyms, decided to break out on his own earlier this year, starting his own fitness company, training most of his clients at Like2Lift Gym on the Holmethorpe Estate in Redhill, and running bootcamps in Coulsdon.
He said: “I like to think outside the box and set myself new challenges, so I started a YouTube channel where I film healthy cooking and fitness videos.
“I played American Football for London Olympians for the past three years.
“However, I decided to really focus on building my business this year, so decided to stop playing.”
Chris said: “I needed something to fill that void and was recommended to enter a fitness model competition.”
Choosing the Musclemania Fitness Britain Championships, Chris contacted top industry coach Ben Mudge, to help with his nutrition and training.
He said: “It was definitely out of my comfort zone and the training pushed me beyond my limits. I stayed on a strict diet for the ten weeks.
“As it got closer to show day I could really start to see my body change, and come show day, I was in the best shape of my life.”
Chris admitted: “I was very nervous, however, extremely excited to step on stage in front of a packed-out Bloomsbury Theatre in London.
“My category consisted of three events - evening wear, sports wear and swim wear. I had to perform a solo walk on stage, where we were judged on our physiques and personality.”
Taking third place, Chris said: “I enjoyed myself greatly and will definitely be doing it again.”
Chris has also been made a brand ambassador for supplement company Reflex Nutrition.
He said: “This means I will be working with Reflex and helping promote their products, which is a huge deal!”