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Neale Cranwell Crowned Mr Universe

Author: Kate Towerzey EN9 Published: 25th November 2009 14:47

Mr Universe Neale Cranwell Owner of Krunch Gym with his winning trophy Neale Cranwell, owner of Krunch Gym in Waltham Abbey, Essex has won the World Physique Federation (WPF) Heavyweight Mr Universe Title in Italy held on 13th and 14th November 2009.

Neale competed against the best bodybuilding athletes from 11 countries including as far away as South Africa and USA to take the ultimate crown in the world of bodybuilding.

He has been competing for many years, but has had an exceptional year as he won UKBFF Midlands Heavyweight Title in October, followed by British NAC Heavyweight Champion in November, so winning Mr Universe, the pinnacle of the contests, in the same month is certainly an incredible personal achievement.

It is an even greater achievement when you know that the possibility of even competing let alone winning Mr Universe was looking unlikely when 8 months ago he was diagnosed with a fractured spine and two slipped discs.  However, despite this severe setback he was even more determined to succeed and compete.  Sheer determination, a positive outlook along with intense physio aided a fast recovery and allowed him to continue with the planned competitions.

Neale understands only too well how a positive outlook can be the key to success as 6 years ago he suffered a life changing set back when he was paralysed from a motorbike accident and he was told that he would never compete again. 

He also recognised some of his success was due to the support he has had from his family, friends and colleagues at Krunch Gym plus his sponsors NRG Stop - the leading UK on-line store for sports supplements, fitness and body building.

NRG Stop On Line Supplement Supplier and Sponsor of Neale Cranwell 

Neale is passionate about health and fitness and Krunch Gym members know how infectious his positive mental approach and commitment to his training is as he has inspired and supported many of them to reach their own personal goals.

Neale Cranwell Mr Universe 2009Since winning the Mr Universe title he has been invited to compete on the British Team next summer at the World Championships and European Championships also to be held in Italy in June 2010.

Neale is looking forward to some much needed rest over the Christmas period before he sets his training plans in motion again.

Krunch Gym on Brooker Road in Waltham Abbey are currently offering a fantastic pre-Christmas promotional offer - anyone that joins now has nothing to pay till the 1st Jan 2010 and gets up to that date FREE! The quicker you join the more months, weeks or days you save!

Alternatively, join on-line and save paying the joining fee - memberships start from just £30 per month!

Krunch Gym is no ordinary gym - don't take our word for it, why not visit for yourself.   

Have a healthy, but delicious lunch in Cafe Krunch, which is open to all, you do not need to be a member, then ask for a tour of their state of the art facilities.

Neale Cranwell competing in Mr Universe 2009The gym has really grown in strength over the past year, it has a great atmosphere with a good mixture of ages and abilities. Neale and his knowledgeable team at Krunch Gym are always on hand to help you plan your own individual training programme whatever level you are at from beginner to advanced.

AboutMyArea have been proud to support this excellent local gym and wish the new "Mr Universe 2009" continued success.

For more information, please see the Krunch Gym website or call them on 01992 764433.

Why not take a look at our other articles about Krunch Gym and Neale Cranwell:

Gym Launch Event

Owner of Krunch Gym Truimphs

Krunch Gym's Strongest Man Competition

Britain's & London's Strongest Man Competition

Neale Cranwell competing in Mr Universe 2009
"It's a childhood dream come true"
Neale Cranwell WPF
Mr Universe 2009
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Paul Violet
At 15:52 on 24th November 2009, Paul Violet commented:
An exceptional and determined athlete, as well as being a charming person.

Paul Violet
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