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About Ken Hensley, Founder of Champions Fitness

Ken Hensley is no stranger to success. The reigning Mr. Louisiana 2007 has been fascinated with bodybuilding for the past 18 years. Born in the Caribbean, where he first embraced the sport, Mr. Louisiana came to the United States in 2002. The following year, 2003, he won the title Mr. Louisiana for the first time and later surpassed all others in the light/heavy competitive exhibition to gain the title again in 2007. Overall, Hensley has competed in 30 competitions.

As for diet and nutrition, Hensley has become an expert in providing the formula for fitness with a "feel happy" method, avid interest in personal training. He has helped many people change their lifestyles through his approach. Hensley's philosophy on health is preventative intervention to allow others to change their outlook on fitness and renew their self-esteem. His program helps to provide energy, stamina and endurance.

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A father himself, Hensley is very concerned about the growing problem of childhood obesity. According to the Surgeon General the prevalence of obesity among adolescents has nearly tripled in the past two decades. The Surgeon General asserts that most overweight children are likely to become overweight adults, increasing their chances of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer. Further, the Surgeon General concludes that the most immediate consequence of overweight as perceived by the children themselves is social discrimination, associated with poor self-esteem and depression.

Hensley says his source of inspiration is Flex Wheeler, the legendary champion bodybuilder and author of Flex Ability: A Story of Strength and Survival. Wheeler overcame the odds to excel in the sport after a near fatal accident almost paralyzed him. Wheeler is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as a result of his multiple wins of the Arnold Classic, sponsored by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hensley entered his first business venture with the opening of Champions Fitness, LLC in 2005, located at 5441 Jones Creek Road suite E. Ironically, he even trains some of his competitors in the sport. Members also enjoy Boot Camp Classes in addition to their personal training. The Fitness Center is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Thursday and Friday till 5pm, on Saturday 9am to 1pm. Closed Sunday. The gym features autographed photographs of many of the world’s most famous competitors, male and female. Hensley motivates his patrons to stay fit inside and out.

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