Mr Athletic - Anthony Vernon fundraises for WAVE Trauma Centre
1st June 2016
The 24-year-old has been fit his whole life but until the competition in June he will give 100% focus and dedication to becoming Mr Athletic.
“Currently, I train 4-5 days a week with a personal trainer at 6.15 am in the morning, plus practice yoga to increase my flexibility and balance, but soon it has to be training twice a day”, Anthony explains. Part of his preparation is a strict diet plan, including 6 to 7 meals a day, much of it fish, chicken, vegetables, eggs, sweet potatoes and protein shakes. To get all the right nutrition and meals, Anthony cooks all these meals in one go every evening after coming home from work. "I miss eating bread", he admits, "but luckily I don't have a sweet tooth".
But why raising money for WAVE? “I am doing this because WAVE is a charity close to my heart. My mum has been with WAVE for many years,and she is the most important person in the world to me. I want to do something that does not only make me proud, but also her.”
On 5th of June, Anthony has to prove that he is a worthy Mr Athletic. The same as all of the other competitors, he has to perform on stage a routine for 30 seconds, demonstrating certain muscle poses and convincing the jury that he has a lean and healthy body according to the required guidelines.
“I don’t really expect to win”, Anthony says modestly: “I want to be the best version of myself, and therefore I want to donate the money to WAVE.”
But of course we are convinced that he will win! We wish Anthony the best of luck for the competition, and we are very grateful that he is so dedicated and generous. Anthony is raising the money on his own. For example, his employer Pentagon Solutions has promised a donation, and so have others.
If you want to support Anthony and WAVE, please give generously on his dedicated Just Giving page: Anthony's Just Giving page.
Alternatively, you can also leave donations directly at WAVE in Ballymoney or the other offices, highlighting that you are supporting Anthony.
Anybody who wants to see Anthony at the NIFMA MR & MISS EUROPE Fitness Model Championships: It will take place at Queens Hall,West Street, Newtownards BT23 4EN on Sunday 5th June 2016 at 12.30pm.
We wish Anthony Good Luck & every success!