Si Fan

Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Founder and International Bodybuilder

Meet Si Fan, a veteran bodybuilding, health, and fitness veteran with an impressive track record spanning over 35 years. This journey began at the young age of 16 when Si boldly stepped onto the competitive stage while navigating 6th form. Here, the world of weights captured his attention, presenting an opportunity for self-improvement and a boost in confidence, driven by a determination to break free from the confines of the “norm.”

After five years of intense competition, securing numerous titles, including a British championship, Si ventured into entrepreneurship by establishing his first gym, “XLs,” in Lemington Spa. This venture marked the beginning of his journey as a gym owner and became a hub for gaining valuable knowledge and experience in gym management.

Two years later, Si returned to his hometown of Lichfield, taking over an existing gym and renaming it “Three Spires Fitness.” Simultaneously, he embraced a parallel career as a bodybuilding journalist, globetrotting to cover significant events such as the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, and Night of the Champions. These experiences forged connections with industry giants, including Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Flex Wheeler, Dorian Yates, and Shawn Ray.

Ultimate Fitness Birmingham Founder and Personal Trainer Si Fan
Si Temple Gym Birmingham

Si’s Iconic Beginings

In 2007, Si assumed the management of the iconic Temple Gym, the training ground of six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates, realizing the burgeoning bodybuilding scene in Birmingham. This realization prompted him to organise the IFBB British Grand Prix pro bodybuilding show and expo in 2011 at the EXCEL London. The event attracted professional athletes worldwide, vying for the British Grand Prix title and qualification for the Mr. Olympia that year.

The Birth of Ultimate Fitness Birmingham

In 2013, Si embarked on an independent venture, founding Ultimate Fitness Birmingham, quickly gaining acclaim. Annually, during BodyPower weekend, Ultimate Fitness became the go-to spot, drawing renowned figures like Kai Greene, Ulisses, Flex Lewis, and Rich Gaspari.

In 2015, Si returned triumphantly to the bodybuilding stage, concluding his competitive journey with one last appearance at the NABBA Mr. Universe. Throughout his illustrious career, Si has guided aspiring competitors, sharing his wealth of expertise and experience, propelling many to national titles.

Today, Si channels his passion into making Ultimate Fitness Birmingham one of the premier gyms in the UK. With a vision to transform it into a global destination for competitors, he continues to shape the fitness landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

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