May’s Client of the Month

Name: Michael Smalls

Birthday: October 14


How long have you been working out at Bodyshop Athletics X? 6 months

What is your favorite food? Gummy bears

What is your favorite exercise? Bench press

Did you have any goals? How have you accomplished them? My initial goals were to get back into a good workout routine, build strength, and regain some of the definition I've lost over the years. That soon changed to wanting to compete in bodybuilding. My goal for that was simply to look like I belonged on stage with the rest of the competitors. On May 4th, I competed in my first NPC competition and not only did I feel like I belonged, I was awarded 5th place in true novice men's physique. 

Why is working out important to you? What keeps you motivated to pursue health? Working out is important because I truly enjoy doing it. I've made it a regular part of my life. I stay motivated by constantly setting new goals. When I achieve one I feel a sense of accomplishment which drives me to work harder on the next. 

What is one of your favorite or most memorable moments so far at Bodyshop Athletics X? My most memorable moment so far was the day the idea of competing in bodybuilding was first mentioned to me. 

How would you describe your experience at Bodyshop Athletics X to a friend? Simple...It's like being with family. 

Is there anything you would like to mention? Huge thank you to all of the Bodyshop Athletics X family!

“Mike Smalls puts in work! That's what he does. His first goal coming in to train was to feel as athletic as he was in the past. It didn't take long before he was squatting 400+, Benching 300, and Deadlifting 425. After he was able to accomplish his first goal, he decided to pursue Men's Physique. Once we set the course, he was on his way. If you want an athlete who challenges you to be better because he wants to be better, Mike is that athlete. It's been a pleasure to be a part of his team and I look forward to the future!” -J.W.