Teen Amateur Of The Week: Chris Court

A free set of weights led Chris into a life of fitness. Now, through consistent diet and training, he's ready to hop the pond and achieve his fitness goals here in America.

How Did You Get Started?

My next door neighbor was giving away some weight plates and bars, nothing huge just around 15kg. I took an interest in them and after a few weeks I started to see changes. I then bought myself more weights and trained at home. After a few months, I decided to join a gym with a close friend and we started going from there.

Why Do You Love Fitness/Bodybuilding?

The confidence it gives me, it makes me feel a lot better about myself. I enjoy every day of eating, training, and feeling healthy.

What Motivates You To Follow A Healthy Lifestyle?

I motivate myself knowing where I want to get to, but working in a gym I feel I must set an example to the whole gym environment and the public in general.

What Made You Want To Achieve Your Goals?

I was always a skinny kid at school, with hardly an ounce of fat on me. So when I saw results when I first started I just kept on with it. I know where my goal is so I'm doing my best to get there.

What Are Your Future Fitness/Bodybuilding Plans?

I would like to move to America and do more on the Personal Training side of fitness. Just to get to the weight and look how I want to look. Also, I might think about competing.

What One Tip Would You Give Other Fitness Competitors?

Don't give up! You won't get to where you want to with the click of your fingers. Eat well, train well, and stay consistent.

Who Are Your Favorite Fitness Competitors/Bodybuilders?

Branch Warren for his intense workout videos. Phil Heath for his brilliant conditioning.

What Features Do You Use On Bodybuilding.com?

I use BodySpace to keep my stats and training up to date and see where I'm progressing. I also look at a lot of articles on the SuperSite. Forums are also useful for finding out new information about training and different exercises.