Father, 36, competes as a bodybuilder after losing EIGHT stone

Father, 36, competes as a bodybuilder after losing EIGHT stone because he was too embarrassed by his body to take his children swimming

  • Father-of-two Olly Hewitt, from Barwell, has spent five years on a gym routine
  • He was 21 stone at his heaviest but now weighs just 13 stone with 5.4% body fat
  • Olly has two children and wanted to feel confident taking his top off swimming
  • The 36-year-old trains six days a week and follows a strict diet to keep in shape

A father of two is set to compete as a bodybuilder after losing almost eight stone by training six days a week. 

Olly Hewitt, 36, from Barwell, Leicester, has spent five years on a devoted routine of daily gym workouts and a high protein diet, shedding eight stone and developing an impressive muscular frame.

He was 21 stone at his heaviest but now weighs just 13 stone, with a lean 5.4 per cent body fat, down from over 50 per cent.


Olly Hewitt, 36, from Barwell, Leicester, has spent five years on a devoted routine of daily gym workouts and a high protein diet to shed eight stone (left). He was 21 stone at his heaviest but now weighs just 13 stone, with a lean 5.4 per cent body fat, down from over 50 per cent (right)

Olly will be competing in two weeks at De Montfort Hall in Leicester, as he takes part in the Classic Physique category at a UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation contest 

Olly, a photographer, said: ‘I started my weight loss journey because I never liked my photo being taken in public.

‘My wife said that you can’t moan about being fat, either accept it or try to lose weight.

‘I wanted to go swimming with the kids. I wouldn’t go out, on holidays I wouldn’t take my top off. 

Olly has two children, Emily, nine, and Leo, seven, with his wife Michelle of 20 years, and have lived in Barwell for ten years. 

The couple met as teenagers on a bus in Leicester, with Olly offering her a chicken and mushroom pasty – which is now strictly off the menu for him under his new regime.

Olly has two children, Emily, nine, and Leo, seven, with his wife Michelle of 20 years, and have lived in Barwell for ten years

He trains six days a week at the Iron Generation gym, in Barwell, and eats several small meals throughout the day to keep his metabolism going.

Olly will be competing in two weeks at De Montfort Hall in Leicester, as he takes part in the Classic Physique category at a UK Bodybuilding Fitness Federation contest.

Before that, he will be taking part in the Pure Elite Federation’s World Championships on November 9, in Margate’s Winter Gardens.

He hopes his story can inspire others who want to lose weight and get fit.

He said: ‘It’s never too late. I just want people to share the story and to encourage people and motivate them.

‘I help people at the Iron Generation gym all the time.’

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