Cory Everson

During a competitive career that spanned the 1980s, Cory Everson was the prime force in women’s bodybuilding – both in terms of contest results and as a spokesperson for presenting the sport to a wider public. An outstanding track and field athlete while attending the University of Wisconsin, Cory entered her first bodybuilding contest in 1980.



Mark Henry

Mark Jerrold Henry is a two-time Olympian, winner of national and world titles in powerlifting and weightlifting, world record holder in powerlifting, is a strength prodigy, and many experts in the field consider him to be the most naturally gifted strongman in history. His best lifts in weightlifting and powerlifting, added together, comprise a total which is the best in history.



Randy Couture

Randy Duane Couture, is an American mixed martial artist, Greco-Roman wrestler, and actor. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture became a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, an Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and was the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner. Couture is the first fighter to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight).


2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne is known as the Godfather of Fitness. “It was not always this way; I was a junk food junky” he said. It was at the age of 15 when he changed his life after hearing a lecture on nutrition. He was so inspired he bought “Gray’s Anatomy”, read it cover to cover, joined local Berkeley YMCA, began experimenting with a set of weights and set up a gym in his backyard.



Jim Lorimer

Jim Lorimer was born on October 7, 1926 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. In 1949, Jim married Martha Jean Whittaker. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.“When I was 13 years old, I wrote to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and asked for advice on becoming an agent. Mr. Hoover’s response was that I should first become an attorney or an accountant.”



Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011 and the most successful Chairman of the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports in history He also founded the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports.




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