Biography

Having won three UKBFF British titles I am IFBB Professional bodybuilder since winning my last British title back in October 1999.

Know by my fellow competitors and observers in bodybuilding for coming into shows in ripped, rock hard condition and many in the business have labelled me as “MR CONDITION”.

VITAL STATISTICS
Born – 20th September 1968
Height – 5ft 4”
Off season Weight – 210lbs
Contest Weight – 192-202lbs
Chest – 50”
Waist – 32”
Biceps – 18-19”
Quads – 28-29”
Calves – 17½”

I was born in Boundary Park hospital Oldham on the 20th September 1968, which means I am a Virgo (for those of you who are into horoscopes). I have a brother Phil who is 3½ years younger. My father left home when I was 5 years of age, which meant my mum acted as both mother and father ever since.

At school I participated in most sports playing football (soccer), badminton, tennis and cricket. I represented Manchester schools at both badminton and football and have always been an active sports enthusiast. I support Manchester United and have done so since I can remember.

After I left school in 1985 my first job was as a bank clerk. I decided to join the R.A.F some 18 months later with the intention of becoming a Physical Training Instructor (PTI). I joined up as an administration clerk as there were no PTI vacancies at the time and was informed that I could change trades when a position became available. I remained very active playing football, rugby and going to the gym. I did two RAF power-lifting competitions just for fun really but enjoyed weight training. A position as a PTI came up and I applied only to be turned down due to having bad eye sight in one eye. Why they didn’t tell me this in the first place I don’t know, so subsequently I left the R.A.F. in August 1989.

After leaving the R.A.F. I went into the sales industry but found myself not doing any sports as it took up most of my time and I started to get lazy. I moved to Spain in 1991 and it was there that I decided join a gym. I was living in Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol. I joined a gym called Nuevo Estillo, which was owed by a famous Spanish bodybuilder called Paco Mula. It was there that I decided to get into bodybuilding and started to train with this in mind. I was encouraged to compete after just 6 months of training but felt I was not ready. I felt I needed to build a solid foundation first.

I came back to England in 1992 and joined Busy Bodies gym which was owned by Paul Heatley and found a great training partner and good friend called Mike Codling who was a great asset whilst training up to my first bodybuilding show. Paul introduced me to a man for contest advice called Kerry Kayes who helped me prepare for my first shows in 1993. Kerry was very influential over many years rgards my bodybuilding journey. I entered four bodybuilding shows in total in 1993, winning them all. The main win was the British intermediate championships and the “Weider New Star of the Year”. This was the beginning of my competitive career. *See competitive career for shows entered

In 1997 I met Natasha my former wife whom I am still very good friends with. Natasha became pregnant in early 2001 and we found out 5 weeks before I was due to compete in the Toronto Pro invitation and Night of the Champions.  This was not what I expected whilst preparing for a show, but I was overjoyed.

My daughter Chloe was born on the 27th November 2001, just 3 weeks after I competed in the British Grand Prix. I was there for the birth, the greatest moment of my life.