OLYMPIA EXPO WEEKEND

The 2021 Olympia at the Orlando Convention Center was amazing! Illia was able to meet and greet with a ton of 5%ers, he even did a few interviews during the show! Our amazing athletes Neal, Eliz, Chris, and Dillon were able to make it out and do some meet and greets themselves, and we all came together for the tradition 5% athlete dinner and workout session. We're looking forward to The Arnold Expo next in March, 2022 so mark your calendars now and we'll see you there!

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MEET ATHLETES FROM TEAM 5%

MEET THE 5% ATHLETES FROM THE OLYMPIA EXPO

CHRIS MYERS

I got heavily into fitness after the military and several life threatening injuries where I was told I wouldn't be able to be active in fitness like I was used to. At 26 years old, I couldn't see that happening so I got to work on getting stronger daily, until I developed into being a full blown athlete and personal trainer.

My life and what I have been through, motivates me every day. Not to sound cocky or full of myself, but at one point I had a hard time walking let alone lifting weights. All those times I was told no or I got knocked down, I got right back up and that has always been my motivation. Another thing that inspired me while I was laying in the hospital sad as fuck, was watching Rich Piana and David Goggins videos. Those 2 gave me drive that I never experienced before and I has every intention on using it. That paired with my inability to take no for an answer, gave me all the inspiration I needed to change my life.

It's not really motivation for me, it's dedication. Dedication to be the best version of myself possible, even against all odds. To me, it makes no sense to build the body and not one's mind, so as a daily discipline along with working out, I also practice self development because that's what I feel "Self Made" means.
Rebuilding myself from the ground up into the badass new and improved version of myself, is why I'm a 5%ER.

ELIZ FULOP

Between getting my start training for the Olympics in cross-country skiing/biathlon at age 7, competing in the World Cup at age 9, and moving to the U.S. at age 13, I fell into a dark time of heavy partying and eating disorders in High School. After graduating, I found out that because I was not a green card holder I would not be able to attend a University so I turned to the gym as my outlet for stress, loneliness and getting over eating disorders while going to Community College. The gym saved me. I became obsessed with lifting heavy and learning what foods to put in my body; how they affected my performance and my aesthetics and slowly started to transform my mind and body on my own. I got approached at the gym multiple times about competing, and even though I had no idea what that would entail, I jumped right in at 19. I had my fair share of "bad coaches" and "cookie cutter diets" and that made me even more passionate to experiment on myself and find out the truth about prepping and transforming the body the right way.

I became a personal trainer and devoted my time to helping others achieve physical, mental and spiritual health. After taking a couple years off of competing to build an e-commerce business, get married and have a baby, I jumped right back into my fitness journey and started helping moms achieve their dream bodies postpartum and won overall in the Wellness division at the Patriot Challenge in Las Vegas. I now train with Team Elite Physique and I will be competing at Nationals and going for my pro-card in 2022...

NEAL KIRBY

I grew up in an athletic family and always played a ton of sports, excelling in basketball. After high school, I played college basketball but decided to transfer to a different college in the same conference, after my first semester. Because of NCAA rules, I had to sit out a semester from basketball so I decided I needed to stay in shape in the meantime. I started going to the weight room and was fortunate enough to have an older competitive bodybuilder take me under his wing and teach me.

I started to pack on muscle very quickly under his training and nutrition guidance, going from 150lbs athletic to 205lbs extremely lean, in just a little over three months. At this point, I knew my calling was in bodybuilding and strength sports, as I added muscle and strength quicker than anyone around. Fast forward to 23 years old where I suffered a partial pec tear when I was incline benching 555lbs. I had to step back from the gym and my corporate management career took over my life. I put all my effort into my career and stopped training.

A few years went by and I was out of shape, but lacked the motivation in the gym anymore. Then in 2015, my younger brother passed away do to a drug overdose at the young age of 23. I remember looking in the mirror after his funeral and thinking how disappointed he would be in me, as he had always been my training partner and biggest fan. I was letting this gift I was given in the gym, fly away. That moment changed my life.

Now here I am four years later loving life, training people around the world, and preparing myself to get back into the competitive side of things and absolutely killing it.

DILLON WILLIAMS

I grew up a chubby kid that was kind of introverted. I got into fitness at the age of 12 years old, due to being picked on and teased because of my weight. I grew up a chubby kid that was kind of introverted. I started playing football to try and stay active at about 10 years old. My 7th-grade gym teacher asked if I planned to play football in high school. I told him, yes, and he got me in the weight room after school every day. This resulted in me massively increasing my strength and developing a passion for the weights and how lifting made me feel, both mentally & physically.

I try to imprint this to all of the personal training clients I work with. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to positively impact someone's life through training. Seeing the mental and physical changes as my clients start feeling better about themselves, is a major driving force in why I chose to become a trainer. Being in top physical shape is what keeps me personally driven. I also enjoy learning what drives each of my clients and working that into our sessions. This usually pulls the maximum effort out of them and ensures their results.