James Purtell (Retired NGA PRO & Former NGA Mr. Utah 1995)
James is a personal fitness trainer at Golds Gym and loves to train athletes and others with strength training, running programs, diet and healthy nutrition habits. James is certified through the National Counsel for Certified Personal Trainers. James has also been involved in the Natural Bodybuilding scene since 1983. He has competed in bodybuilding events until he retired in 2008 to pursue his dream of running marathons and promoting NGA competitions. James has promoted the Utah Championships and Northern States Pro Qualifier in Utah since taking over the shows from NGA Utah Chairman Blair Dean in 2005. James retired from United States Air Force Security Forces in 2003 and currently a Police Officer with the Department of the Air Force Police at Hill AFB, Utah. James, a former 1995 NGA Natural Mr. Utah trains with his wife Bianca, who held the 1996 NGA Natural Ms Utah. Both have transitioned to running marathons and push each other in and out of the gym. James and Bianca have completed over 20+ marathons between the two of them. James has qualified for and ran the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2011, 2014 and currently training for the 2015 Boston. James and Bianca have been married 32 years and have 2 children, Michael and Heather, and 7 grandchildren, Korbin, Khloe, Max, Kali, Lydia, Mason and Caleb. You can contact James and Bianca about the Utah shows which
Certified through the National Counsel for Certified Personal Trainers
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Currently working on Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Education/Teaching-Coaching with Minor in Health Promotion at Weber State University
Strength Training, Bodybuilding and Running (Marathons)
Consistency is key in making long term gains!
Stay hard and stay natural!