Introducing Our New Hellenia Brand Ambassadors
It is a pleasure to take this opportunity to introduce the latest additions to our team of brand ambassadors. Our brand ambassadors are carefully selected fitness professionals, bloggers and amateurs who embody the Hellenia ethos in their lifestyle and approach to their chosen sport. Some of our ambassadors have forged a career in the public eye while others are less well-known. All of them take long-term health and fitness seriously. Their approach to wellness and training is laced with discipline, determination and above all – fun. As an approach to life, supplements are chosen for their natural ingredients and proven results, and are always combined with a balanced diet and carefully crafted training regime. Beyond these common threads, our brand ambassadors are as diverse in age, background and interests as our customers are!
Here is a little bit more about each of them:
Graham is a prolific marathon runner and was the winner of the London Marathon 2015 in the over 50s category, clocking in at an impressive 2 hours 31 minutes. His speed record is impressive. His half marathon best of 71.37 minutes was achieved at the age of 49, while his 15.43 minute best for 5k is one of the top fifty best in the world for the 50+ age bracket. Graham loves pushing his fitness and endurance to the limit, fuelling his body with the right blend of supplements and diet to enjoy each race to the full.
James is a professional personal trainer whose career includes working with a range of fitness professionals and celebrities. While studying for his personal training qualification he worked as a fitness coach for Fulham Football Club. Moving into TV work, James has worked with cast members of Made In Chelsea and with finalists of the X Factor during the live shows. He is now sponsored by Fitbit.
Readers may recognise actress Claire King from her roles in Emmerdale Farm and Coronation Street. Claire has an active career and enjoys a fit and healthy lifestyle, but has unfortunately suffered from arthritis for many years. Undeterred by this, Claire relieves the symptoms of arthritis with the help of several joint relief supplements, and is a great advocate of exercise to overcome a variety of chronic health problems and reduce stress.
59 year old David Steca is a wall of muscle and strength. A long-term bodybuilder, David has won final places in the WFF Universe, Mr England and NABBA World Championship bodybuilding competitions, and beat stiff competition to win Mr International on Muscle Beach at the age of 57.
Fitness enthusiast Elle Edwards has a passion for healthy eating, fitness and several different sports. She has a growing following on her Instagram profile and maintains a regular fitness blog.
Roger has used Hellenia collagen, whey, glucosamine and MSM supplements for over 15 years as part of his weightlifting and powerlifting training diet. As a weightlifter with more than 50 years’ experience, Roger won the world powerlifting championship in 1992 for the under 60 kg category.
Matt Goodall is a rarity among professional personal trainers in having type I diabetes. Despite this, Matt has built a career as a muscle model and personal trainer over 15 years, specialising in fitness nutrition and training programmes for people of all ages suffering from diabetes.
Sharon takes running to the next level; going beyond marathons to specialise in ultra-marathon running – competitive races over 100 km in length. Sharon has represented the UK as a professional sportswoman in ultra-marathons 27 times between 1994 and 2011. In that year she became world number one ultramarathon runner for six consecutive days on the road totalling 750 km – a British record at the time. Never one to turn down a challenge, Sharon then went on to complete the highest racecourse in the world: a 222 km trail in the Himalayas at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet!
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
There is no denying that our brand ambassadors are inspirational people. This is one of the reasons we chose them, but more than this, they have been chosen for being ordinary people. Not one of our brand ambassadors was born with a silver spoon in their mouth, or a clean bill of health, or an unbroken run of good luck. In their own way all our ambassadors have had to work hard, eat right and train hard for their success, managing or overcoming health problems, bouncing back from injuries and overcoming age-related adversity. Each is living proof that regardless of your age, gender, height or health background, you have it within you to choose your own health goals, get passionate about your fitness and achieve great things.
You just need the right support to do so, and that’s what we try to do at Hellenia. Take a look through our diet and fitness pages for a selection of supplements to match a range of fitness goals, whether you want to lose weight, boost your muscle performance or increase your overall strength.