Fitness model Chris is in the TV spotlight
Training techniques revealed in upcoming documentary
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