5 Athletes You’ll Want to See at BodyPower UK 2017

Athlete Updates

Make some storage space on your phone. A ticket to the world’s best fitness expo, BodyPower, at the NEC from the 12th-14th May 2017 will give you access to some of the most inspiring human beings on the planet.

We’ve picked out 5 that will be a certain selfie opportunity as you make your way around the show:

1. Eddie Hall

The Beast from Staffordshire is one of the most iconic British Strongmen of a generation. He’s yet to get his hands on the World’s Strongest Man title (finishing 3rd in 2016), but at just 29, it seems only a matter of time.

Eddie shot into the global spotlight last year becoming the first man to deadlift 500kg and at 6’3" and weighing over 400lbs this is a physical specimen whose autograph will be gold dust at BodyPower in 2017.

He’s a 6x UK's Strongest Man and 4x Britain’s Strongest Man – and he’ll be spending time on the Protein Dynamix booth at BodyPower posing for selfies and chatting with fans about his incredible training regime, diet and aspirations to win the WSM title.

2. Shaun Stafford

Aside from being a superb PT and Director of City Athletic Gym in London, WBFF Pro Fitness Model Shaun Stafford is also a cover model, educator and former rugby player.

His Facebook following is over 1 million strong dishing out incredible workouts, advice and motivation for anyone who drops by.

Known for being one of the most approachable, down-to-earth people in the business, Shaun will be on the Optimum Nutrition booth throughout BodyPower Expo as well as taking part in speaking sessions around the show – so don’t miss him!

3. Martyn Ford

Standing at 6’8" and weighing over 300lbs, Actor and bodybuilder Martyn Ford is a ‘big’ draw in more ways than one.

Nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’, Martyn has over 550,000 Instagram followers and an ‘Ultimate Fitness’ YouTube channel to add to his appeal, but this giant is set for the big screen, turning his hand to acting in roles for Boyka and Redcon-1

There’s probably only 1 company that could properly accommodate a man with a tattooed face – Rich Piana’s 5% Nutrition. Meet Martyn over on the 5% Nutrition booth at BodyPower for a selfie and a chat.

4. Mario Rodriguez

This American (born of Puerto Rican and Mexican parents) is a Los Angeles resident making big waves in the fashion, film and fitness industries.

After modelling at LA Fashion Week for Michael Costello, Rodriguez has featured in numerous catalogues, campaigns and fashion shows. In 2015 he landed a role in Tyler Perry’s comedy, Madea’s Halloween as an actor.

You can meet this rising star with Gym Pro Apparel at BodyPower in May.

5. Nikki Blackketter

Former ‘party-girl’ turned online sensation Nikki Blackketter has forced her way into the ranks of Michelle Lewin and Paige Hathaway as one of the most influential women in fitness.

She’s racked up 1.3 million Instagram followers, 600k YouTube subscribers and has her own website with a blog and online training services.

The American has an army of followers and is the female face of Gymshark – modelling across their range. Meet Nikki on the Gymshark booth at BodyPower for tips and photos with the idol herself.

Remember, to see this kind of inspiration and to meet your current or future idols you’ll need a BodyPower UK ticket! Get yours today and let us know about it!