The DVD has so far been very well received, there is a very nice comment from Canada on the YouTube trailer http://youtu.be/byAjQwma6ao I never expected the sales to go worldwide I must admit. I've also just started helping someone in Russia, which is a new country for me to hear from. I've also just done an in depth interview for a university magazine which will be published in January, if they do an online version I will post a link when it's published. Life is very busy these days what with settling into my new home and working on getting the new gym open but I will always find time for the most important thing in my life, my gorgeous Granddaughter Lilybelle, who has her first riding lesson this coming Sunday
Friday, 6 December 2013
Being a fan of both democracy and rugby this is my favourite picture of Nelson Mandela, and being someone that teaches positivity this is my favourite quote of his. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others"
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Works at the new gym are progressing well, I'm enjoying getting the place sorted out and I'm confident that we'll be open and ready for business, fully equipped, by January 2nd 2014. I'm pleased to say that my friend Alex McKenna, editor of "The Beef", has kindly agreed to supply the gym with some posters and back issues of his magazine for the cafe area, I am very grateful for this, thanks Alex. The picture is a page from the last edition of the mag which, as a gym owner, I found very interesting. Feedback from the sales of my DVD "Getting Ready" has all been very complimentary and everyone has said that it's a real eye opener as they didn't realise just how much work goes into getting into shape for competition. I am not taking a single penny from any sales because the company that made it are hoping to sell enough to be able to fund a TV series that they have been asked to make next year. This will feature me & my team taking normal people who desperately want to get into shape both physically and mentally and making that happen for them. It's an ambitious project but one that could change people's lives immeasurably
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Works at the new gym are progressing well, I'm spending as much time there as I can whilst fitting it in with the media work that I'm doing. The show prep DVD is now on sale from www.kevanwilson.com and I will be promoting it at a supplements shop soon, details to follow in due course. Also, here's an interview with Dr. Susan Aldridge that I did recently for one of my sponsors http://www.allergycosmos.co.uk/blog/the-role-of-air-purification-in-bodybuilding-an-interview-with-kevan-wilson/ The most fun that I've had lately was on Sunday when I filmed my first advert for LA Muscle which will be on TV before Christmas. We filmed at Eddie Abbew's gym in Hemel Hempstead and it was great to have some quality time with my old friend in between takes. We both laughed at the guidance note at the end of my script that read "most important is his physique, he must be big, muscular and ripped enough to be credible yet old enough to be convincing that he has been worn by life" That will be why they asked me to do the job then!
Friday, 22 November 2013
Who knew that trying to get a new gym open would be such hard work? What with the gym and the media work I've gone back to working full time - and I'm loving it! Ok here's some important stuff. Firstly, with the holidays coming up this excellent piece from my friends at Supplement Centre might be very handy come the New Year http://blog.supplementcentre.com/fat-loss-guide/ And talking of Christmas, if you want to buy someone a great present for less than a tenner, have a look at this http://youtu.be/byAjQwma6ao. This weekend I am making my first TV ad for LA Muscle, it will be shown on The Active Channel first and as soon as I have dates I will of course post them, there will be more TV related news to follow in the New Year. Finally, England's cricketers have learned, as I did a long time ago, that when confidence turns into arrogance things tend to turn around and bite you, I wonder if the same thing will happen to George Groves when he fights Carl Froch tomorrow?
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
People often ask me how much weight to put on for off season training. Everyone is different of course but I like to take about 4 weeks after my last show to add 10 kilos to my show weight for off season training and then keep that weight steady. It's nice to be eating well again, I've almost put on the 10 kilos already, and its nice to have some energy for all of the media work that I am currently doing. This started on Saturday when I did a photoshoot for my clothing sponsors www.repraw.com along with a few other guys including Drug Free pro Mark Claxton and up and coming bodybuilder Ollie Matthews (pictured). Ollies website http://norwichpersonaltrainer.co.uk/ is worth a look too. I have more stuff going on this weekend, as well as getting the new gym ready and also promoting the show prep DVD which is released on November 25th and is now available for pre order. It makes a great Christmas present, please see the order form on the front page of www.kevanwilson.com
The video from my last show is now on YouTube it's history now & I'm saying nothing more about it but here's the link http://youtu.be/nBveOqkwLsY The pictures will be in the gallery by the end of this week so that ends that chapter of my life. A new one starts today, I've moved away from the place that I moved to 5 years ago and I have a whole new life already happening. I moved back to England from Spain in 2009 but I see now that was a mistake, or as I prefer to think of it, a lesson learned, because I have not enjoyed living where I have since I came back. However, during those years my competitive bodybuilding career has been a fantastic ride and I'm now friends with so many amazing people from that world. So for me at least, it's true what the song says, memories bring diamonds and rust. So it's on to better things now, updates coming very soon!