Savvas Kyriacou is a British Cypriot and former professional bodybuilder, personal trainer and founder of the renowned Muscleworks Gym in London, England.
Sav has assisted and instructed a number of industry greats in their professional training, including eight time Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Dean Coleman.
It was, however, only at the age of 21 that Sav started training as a bodybuilder. In 1992 Sav was crowned the South East Britain Bodybuilding Champion and was nominated as finalist in the British Championship in the under 80 kg weight class. Sav also competed for his native Cyprus. It was during this time where he won the Cyrpus Grand Prix in 1996 and 1997.
Sav retired from professional bodybuilding in 1998 to focus on his own gyms and to provide training. In 2010 more than 50% of the UKBFF men's champions trained at Muscleworks Gym.
As the proud owner of Muscleworks Gym (Bethnal Green) and Island Fitness in Enfield, London, Sav is very passionate about bodybuilding and fitness. As Muscleworks began to take off, Sav had the urge to create another gym, one with more space and facilities where anybody could have a great workout.
It’s through his personal achievements, determination and knowledge that has made Sav one the most influential presenters on The Active Channel.
Diet, correct exercise and understanding the anatomy is the key to success! That the creed personal trainer Zee “Shredded Diesel” lives by. Zee which his original name is Abdalaziz Al Sayegh was born in kuwait and started weight training at a very young age of 13, Zee a skinny determined teenager dedicated to enhancing his image and self worth, worked out continuously with minimum success. Zee soon realized that exercise alone would not give him the results he was looking for, he soon realized that diet and nutrition is 80% for success in weight training whether your aim is to lose weight or gain muscle.
By the age of 17 Zee started to experiment with all different types of diet and training on himself, some were a success and some were a failure so he learned to work around mistakes and plateaus. So learning from past mistakes as he reached the age of 18 he decided to test his theory. Understanding that not everyone responds the same, he created an individual exercise and diet plan for three of his closes friends. Working closely by their side and determined to make a difference Zee successfully transformed their bodies and understood that everyone’s genetics are different. He learned to work around every individual body type with success.Watch The Shredded Diesel exclusively on The Active Channel.
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Danni Levy is one of Britain’s most celebrated media health figures. As the author of The Pyramid Diet (Penguin Publishing 2012), Danni’s works have been reproduced in Italian German and Arabic. Danni currently writes for The Sun newspaper and has earned numerous high profile features.
In addition to her skills as an author and journalist, Danni has appeared on dozens of fitness magazine covers, product endorsements and campaigns.
An Italia Conti trained performer, Danni has a passion for being in front of the camera. Her nutrition and fitness credentials have seen her become a regular TV expert and presenter for The Active Channel.
Danni has had a number of shows on The Active Channel including the Beach Body Series, ‘Weight Loss for mothers’, the ever popular ‘Feminine & Fit’ series along with others.
She has also appeared with co-channel presenter Dean Ash on a variety of product shows as she explains the benefits of the LA Muscle supplement range and how they have helped with her fitness career.
As the proud owner of Krunch Gym in Waltham Abbey, Essex, Neale has always been passionate about achieving in life, especially when it comes to Health & Fitness.
Neale recently returned from Italy after competing and winning the WPF Heavyweight Mr Universe Title against the best athletes from 11 other countries, including entrees from as far as South Africa & USA!
Neale has been competing for many years. His wins include The UKBFF Midlands Heavyweight Title in October 2010, British NAC Heavyweight Championship in November and finally reaching the pinnacle of the contests and winning the WPF Mr Universe.
This has been a great personal achievement for Neal who only a year ago was diagnosed with a fractured spine and 2 slipped discs! Not good news when training and preparing for so many competitions!
However after such a severe setback it only made him more determined to succeed.
Very similar to the life changing set back he experienced 6years ago when he was paralysed from a motorbike accident.
Neale says “I train to exhaustion 6 days a week, eat the correct diet to remain in shape all year round. Having won some major titles within BodyBuilding I’m still hungry for many more!”
It’s through his personal achievements, determination and knowledge that has made him one of the most influential presenters on The Active Channel.
Here's Dean Bio in his own words:
Born in Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA I have always enjoyed sports. From a young age represented my school, club and even my province playing football, softball, cricket and kickboxing.
Fitness was a part of my daily life but in Johannesburg at that time so was violent and full of crime. I grew up being very knowledgeable about street activity going on around me. Half way through senior school I abandoned formal education but later returned to technical college and completed a trade engineering apprenticeship as a tool maker (qualified with a distinction) and then went onto complete a CNC Programming course.
After my girlfriend and I became victims of a hijacking & kidnap, as a young professional I decided that life had to be better on 'the other side.' I decided to back pack through Europe, ended up in the UK and stayed.
With the gym being my second home and my life revolving around people and fitness I started my own personal training company and have trained various athletes and sports persons and helped them to achieve their goals.
In my spare time I also enjoy adrenalin sports like skydiving and superbike racing.
PERSONAL COMPETITION HISTORY
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Rob Riches is one of the most knowledgeable fitness experts in the world today. He has competed, won and graced the cover of hundreds of fitness magazines and has a body that is the envy of many people. Join him on the Active Channel for exclusive content, presented by Rob Riches himself.
Vanessa is a Personal Trainer specialising in Metabolic Training, Advanced Weight Training techniques, Sport Supplements, Power Clubs, Aesthetic PhysiqueTraining, Body Transformations & Rapid Fat Loss.
Having graduated from The University of Liverpool with a BA Honours Degree in Philosophy, Vanessa realised that developing the physical body was equally as important as developing the mind, and so her passion for health & fitness was born. Having previously worked in fast moving, high pressure business & aesthetic medical sales sectors, Vanessa has a real understanding of the stresses and time constraints busy professionals juggle on a daily basis and has developed a highly effective method of Personal Training that enhances her clients lifestyle and gets results fast.
Check out Vanessa's Power Club training shows here on The Active Channel.
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Louise began weight training when she was 20 years old. Before this time she trained in athletics and was heavily into classes and cardio training.
This all changed when she completed her premier training personal training course when she then started working part time in bodybuilding and power lifting in the gym.
This gave Louise a real introduction to weight training where she made a switch to bodybuilding training and progressed from there.
She has achieved a lot in the world of bodybuilding and has won a variety of bodybuilding and fitness titles.
She has done so well in fact that she has even earned her IFBB pro card, which is what every bodybuilder aspires and was the first woman in the UK to achieve an IFBB Figure Pro card.
Through her expertise and knowledge, Louise has helped so many people transform their bodies and with their fitness regimes.
Her popular series include ‘Perfect Body Workout’ ‘UK’s Best Body’ along with a variety of training and diet programmes.
Celebrity Personal Trainer Tim Sharp has been training clients for over 20 years. Tim Has helped world class athletes and celebrities achieve amazing results in weeks. Tim is a drug free Bodybuilder, he began competing in 1993 at 26 years old. His trademark ripped six pack is still awesome at 43 years old taking him to the 2009 BNBF British Championships. His amazing transformations in 30 days are testament to the show that is 'Six Pack in Four Weeks'. In 2007 Tim competed after 34 days of preparation to win 2nd place at the BNBF Masters qualifier, losing 20lbs and a six pack!
In 2008 disaster struck when Tim suffered a prolapsed disc unable to walk for 12 week and 6 months later began to rehabilitate himself. In 2009 Tim made a dramatic comeback losing over 40lbs and lost 7 inches of his waist in 12 weeks to once again hit the stage to show his new improved rock hard six pack.
The latest celebrity to get the Tim Sharp transformation is model Jodie Marsh. In weeks she gained a six pack. Within months Jodie unleashed her new rock hard sexy body in October Muscle & Fitness magazine. Jodie is now carving out a new career in the fitness world as well as her TV and modelling commitments.
See Tim and Jodie in show 2 and 3 of the new The Active Channel show 'Six Pack in Four Weeks'.
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Ricardo Macedo has been a personal trainer for over a decade and successfully runs his own gym in the heart of Kensington. Among his clientele are some of the world’s most recognised faces in the entertainment and sports industry.
Ricardo prides himself on being one of the most successful trainers in London. During his career he has successfully helped actors/actresses achieve weight and size targets for acting roles and continues to do so. Ricardo’s fun approach, discretion, drive and determination to help people achieve their goals has made him one of the top Personal Trainers in London.
Celebrity Trainer Ricardo Macedo’s new TV show, reveals to you the secrets behind the glamorous and the fit bodies. Check out Ricardo's amazing training techniques using just a magazine and a towel as training Equipment.