On Saturday 16th June, Kelly Freeman (of Aston Sheffield) won the UIBBN European Drug Free Bodybuilding Championships making her the European Ladies Physique Champion 2012.
Kelly won the Natural Physique Association (NPA) Yorkshire Championships in May this year and qualified to represent Britain in the NPA team. The team as a whole did well with three European Champions and one runner up.
This is Kelly’s fourth competition so far this year, with three wins and one reserve champion at the Natural Amateur Body Building Association ( NABBA) British Final this is a sign of her potential and bright future in her chosen sport of bodybuilding.
An inspirational story, Kelly first joined the gym after having her son 5 years ago. A mother of 5 she was determined to get into shape and through hard work and a positive approach she has gone from gym newbie to top British bodybuilder in 3 years.
Kelly joined Evolution Gym last year and has gone from strength to strength since joining Team Evolution, the gym team of competitors in a wide range of sports that boasts such names as Clinton Woods, former IBF World Boxing Champion, Karl Harris, TT and Superbike Rider and Brett Chapman, Sheffield Ice Hockey player. With trainer and gym owner, Jon Clark, Kelly has increased her lean muscle mass whilst shrinking down to size 8.
Kelly wants to inspire others and believes that her success shows that anyone can achieve what they want to if they have the focus, hard work, commitment and correct guidance.
She does not intend to rest on her laurels and after a very short relaxation (one nice meal) she is back on track for a number of other competitions this year. She has set her sights on the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF) British Finals in September and, if all goes well, the Drug Free Athletes Coalition (DFAC) World Championships in Miami in November 2012.
NABBA England 2010, 2nd place
NABBA BrItish FInals 2011, 4th place
NPA Mike Williams Classic 2011, 2nd place
NPA British Finals 2011, 3rd Place
NPA Yorkshire 2012, 1st Place
NABBA Northeast 2012, 1st Place
NABBA British Finals 2012, 2nd Place
UIBBN European Championships, 1st Place (European Champion)
Evolution Gym, Carley Drive, Westfield, Sheffield, S20 8NQ – 0114 2483249
Run by Jon Clark and Rachael Hayes, Professional Natural Bodybuilders for the DFAC and international bodybuilding judges.
Natural Bodybuilding: – The Natural Physique Association and British Natural Bodybuilding Federation are two drug free bodybuilding organisations in the UK. Each federation operates a programme of drug testing and polygraph testing in an attempt to ensure that all competitors compete on a level playing field of no performance enhancing drugs (including steriods) all results are achieved through hard work and basic supplementation available to anyone.