Celebrating Team Spartan

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Celebrating Team Spartan! Congratulations again to all Spartan Heath Club members who represented us in the JABBFA  National Championships and good luck to those who will go on to represent us and Jamaica in the Central American Caribbean Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships!

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Dennis Davis – 1st Place – Men’s Physique (Under 5’7″)

Leo Foster – 3rd Place – Men’s Physique (Under 5’11”)

Meet the Athletes

Dr. Romario Thomas - 1st Place - Men's Physique (Under 5'11") - And Overall Mr Jamaica "Physique"Dr. Romario Thomas –  1st Place Men’s Physique (Under 5’11”) – And Overall Mr Jamaica “Physique”

1. How old are you?  25 years old
2. What’s your day job? I’m a Medical Doctor and Weight Management Specialist
3. How long have you been training?  I’ve been in the gym for over 6 years but I have been training seriously for about a year.
4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?  My inspiration/ motivation was just self-acquired. I just wanted a better body.
5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?  I want to go Professional in IFBB Men’s Physique.
6. How do you stay motivated?    I look within and without for motivation. Every morning I face myself in the mirror and that’s my competition. I also follow a lot of the PROS.
7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?    One step at a time…Seek knowledge and apply it in a manner you are comfortable with.

Clifton Lee - 1st Place -Bodybuilding Junior

Clifton Lee – 1st Place Bodybuilding Juniors

1. How old are you?   23 years of age.

2. What’s your day job?   I am a graduate of the University of the West Indies in the field of Actuarial Science

3. How long have you been training?   I have been bodybuilding for three years.

4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?   I was encouraged to start bodybuilding by Dwayne Walker ( Mr. Jamaica 2015) and Rupert Johnson (Former and Current Mr. Jamaica).

5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?   I have recently attained the title of Junior Mr. Jamaica 2016 and I am looking forward to competing against my mentors in pursuit of a Mr. Jamaica title as well as the attainment of my pro-card.

6. How do you stay motivated?   I have grown to understand that bodybuilding is a life long sport and to stay motivated you must not focus on what you do not have, but on the 24 hrs which you are given each day.

7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?   My advice to anyone looking to join the sport is to stick to the principles and they will guide you along the path to success.

 

Dennis Davis - 1st Place Men's Physique (Under 5' 7")

Dennis Davis – 1st Place Men’s Physique (Under 5′ 7″)
1. How old are you?   Just turned 20 years old.

2. What’s your day job?   My day consists of studying to get good grades, and training at the gym.

3. How long have you been training?   3 years

4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?    My inspiration came from what I believed I could accomplish through fitness. I’ve always enjoyed the weightlifting but Dwight guided down the path of bodybuilding.

5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?   My goals for right now is keep growing stronger. I still have a lot to improve on, so in the next coming years I will try to push hard in the bodybuilding world.

6. How do you stay motivated?   All my motivation comes from what I’ve accomplished in the past and what I believe I can accomplish. If someone is pushing hard then I’ll push even harder. If they can do it then I will do it.

7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?   Two tips:
Tip1
Ask yourself why are you training.What do you want to accomplish? If you have low standards for yourself then expect a low-quality you.
Tip 2
Consistency and Knowledge are key. The problem is most people aren’t willing to put in their hours dedicated to bodybuilding.
Tip 3
Make use of a training partner or personal trainer. That person should be pushing you each set and rep of the workout.

Dwayne Walker - 2nd Place -Bodybuilding Light-Heavyweight (Over 185lbs Up to 196lbs)

Dwayne Walker – 2nd Place Bodybuilding Light-Heavyweight (Over 185lbs Up to 196lbs)


1. How old are you?   25
2. What’s your day job?    ISSA Certified Personal Trainer/Spartan Health Club Instructor
3. How long have you been training?   I have been training since February 2011
4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?    I was inspired to to build my physique from watching cartoons and wrestling. The character image of muscle and strength appealed to me and I thought that was the ideal look a man should have.
5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?     I’m working towards becoming an IFBB Pro bodybuilder, becoming fully sponsored by my favourite supplement/ gym apparel companies
6. How do you stay motivated?     I stay motivated by keeping constant reminders of people/things that remind me of where I ought to be. My social media consists of professional bodybuilders… I look back on my photos of when I just began bodybuilding and I’ve seen where I’ve come from and where I can be if I continue to train and be discipline
7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?   Bodybuilding is a sport that requires a lot of investment in one’s self. Consistency is key. Identifying the type of physique you have is important in order to know how to train.

John-Mark Reid - 2nd Place - Bodybuilding Juniors

John-Mark Reid – 2nd Place Bodybuilding Juniors

1. How old are you and what is your day job?   21 years old.

2. What’s your day job?   I am a law student at the University of the West Indies

3. How long have you been training?   I was always involved in athletics from prep school coming up.4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?   I started bodybuilding style training in December when I was influenced to join spartan by Clifton Lee. Seeing physiques like Kevin Lerone and Flex Lewis fueled a love a sport. I was amazed by the amazing possibilities the body holds. Dwayne Walker later convinced me to compete.

5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?   My goal is to become the youngest Mr. Jamaica, after which I set no limits to my success.

6. How do you stay motivated?   I’m of the belief that what ever you start you must finish, so when ever doubt comes or the feeling of giving up and remind myself of how far you’re coming from. I strive to always make my tomorrow’s better than my yesterday’s. And having my family as a support system I keep pushing to not let them down

7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?     My advice is that the road to sucess  is hard and tough but if you want something you’ve never had you have to be prepared to do something you’ve never done

Shomari Samuels - 3rd Place -Bodybuilding Lightweight (Up to 165lbs) Shomari Samuels  – 3rd place Bodybuilding Lightweight (Up to 165lbs)

1. How old are you?   27 years old.
2. What’s your day job?   I am a Junior Architect
3. How long have you been training?    I have been training for 12 years off and on, but training seriously for 3 years.
4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?    My mom said I was getting too fat. So I was dragged into going gym. From I was a wee lad. (laughs)
5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?  I don’t really know. To me it’s mainly a hobby. I just do it to look good, basically. But I am entering the bodybuilding completion next year.
6. How do you stay motivated?   I was once fat (laughs) and I don’t want to go back there …… so that’s my motivation.  And also to carry my body to the best it can be.
7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?  It’s not all about the workout. Food plays a more important part… 70% food and 30% gym to be precise. You can be in the gym for years and not reach anywhere. Know what your goal is for you body and eat to reach that goal…I could get into it more but that’s a longer topic :-)

 

Leo Foster – 3rd place Men’s Physique (Under 5’11”)

1. How old are you: 37

2. What’s your day job: Supervisor -Jamaica National Building Society
3. How long have you been training: Been  working out for over 10 years but 6 years training consistently.
4. What/who inspire you to start working bodybuilding: I was self inspired and  motivated.  From the age of 8 years old I have been playing football on a personal level and also for my school.  During this time i realized that my body looked really different when i played and in so ding continued and then progressed to attending the gym.
5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals): competing for the first time and placing 3rd in Men’s Physiques Medium class. I have decided that i will compete once more to cop the top prize then take it from there.
6. How do you stay motivated: I am very curious to see how much I can manipulate my body using training and dieting. I also have a team of people who I inspire and that also motivates me.
7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding: The only way to achieve your bodybuilding goal is to masterCONSISTENCY,  You must be consistent with your training and your diet to see results.
My quote: “Progress is a slow process” leo foster

Jerome Tucker - 4th Place - Men's Physique (Under 5'11")Jerome Tucker –  4th place Men’s Physique (Under 5’11”)

1. How old are you?   I’m 20 years old.
2. What’s your day job?  Medical Student at UWI
3. How long have you been training?   I’ve always been involved in sports like track and field, swimming and hockey so I’ve been exposed to weight training for a while.
4. What/ who inspired you to start bodybuilding?   I seriously started physique training only a year ago when I joined Spartan after being encouraged by guys in the gym like Clifton Lee, Dwayne Walker and also my training partner John Mark Reid.
5. What’s next for you in the sport (goals)?    My goals are to experiment with different training techniques to continue learning more about my body and go for the gold trophy next JABBFA competition.
6. How do you stay motivated?    I stay motivated by envisioning my goal physique, but feeling healthy and strong also keeps me going.

7. Do you have any tips for anyone just starting bodybuilding?   I would advise anyone starting bodybuilding to be well read and also to speak to those who have been in the sport longer. My number one tip, however, would be to learn how your own body responds to different training techniques and diets, because what works for another athlete may not work for you.