Fit­ness model Chris is in the TV spotlight

Train­ing tech­niques re­vealed in up­com­ing doc­u­men­tary

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

MUS­CLE MEN: (Above and left) Chris Zaremba (right) and Dan Wynes in train­ing for the fit­ness mod­el­ling com­pe­ti­tion A GER­RARDS Cross fit­ness fa­natic is set to re­veal his gru­elling train­ing tech­niques in an up­com­ing tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary.

Chris Zaremba, 58, of Don­nay Close, has been an am­a­teur com­pet­i­tive fit­ness model for the past four years and has col­lected a num­ber of tro­phies on the way.

Last year he won the over-50s cat­e­gory in the Fit­ness Model World Cham­pi­onships and has achieved a num­ber of other suc­cesses, af­ter catch­ing the fit­ness bug at the age of 50.

In May last year, Mr Zaremba was ap­proached by Dan Wynes, 21, of Telford, who was mak­ing progress as a rel­a­tive new­comer to fit­ness mod­el­ling and was keen to progress fur­ther.

He asked Mr Zaremba to be his men­tor in the fit­ness mod­el­ling world and to fast track him up the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der.

Mr Zaremba said: “Fit­ness mod­el­ling is a com­pet­i­tive sport like body build­ing, although much nicer. The mus­cles are smaller and the smiles big­ger, as are the shorts worn.

“It is a much more aes­thetic look, model fo­cussed, and healthy too, with­out the sug­ges­tions of drugs that some­times ac­com­pa­nies body­build­ing con­tests.

“But the judg­ing is the same – a group of qual­i­fied judges base their de­ci­sion on ap­pear­ance solely and the crowds in the the­atres at these events are very en­thu­si­as­tic favourites.”

Af­ter the pair be­gan work­ing to­gether, they agreed to en­ter the Fit­ness Model Cham­pi­onships but com­peted in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

Mr Zaremba said: “Rather than com­pet­ing on stage against each other, we would be com­pared with our own peer group. We chal­lenged each other to be ‘the best of our gen­er­a­tion’ as judged in the dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of the con­test.”

A doc­u­men­tary chart­ing the pair’s jour­ney, en­ti­tled Fit Hap­pens: Gen­er­a­tion Chal­lenge,



The mus­cles are smaller and

the smiles big­ger, as are the shorts worn”

was filmed as they pre­pared for the con­test, fol­low­ing them in the UK and Los An­ge­les, and shows all as­pects of their prepa­ra­tion, in­clud­ing the thoughts of their loved ones at home.

The pro­gramme with footage of con­test it­self.

Mr Wynes said: “I’m plan­ning a fu­ture in the fit­ness in­dus­try and com­pet­ing in con­tests such as this is a key step to­wards this. As this was my first com­pe­ti­tion, it was a mas­sive help to have Chris as my men­tor.”

The film will be shown on the Com­mu­nity Chan­nel (Sky 539 and Free­view 109) on Tues­day, Septem­ber 8 at 9.30pm, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 17 at 9pm, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 24 at 9.30pm and Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 1 at 9.30pm. ends


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