Terry Smith has been training for the past three months for the show after wining the 100-Day Challenge earlier this year. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
Terry Smith has been training for the past three months for the show after wining the 100-Day Challenge earlier this year. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17: Bermuda’s fitness enthusiasts can enjoy quite a show this weekend as Night of Champions will be held on Saturday night.

The annual bodybuilding show will be held at the Ruth Seaton James featuring 28 to 30 contestants in a variety of categories.

Terry Smith has been training for the past three months for the show after wining the 100-Day Challenge earlier this year.

With just hours to go, Smith is relying on baked potatoes and little water for nourishment in order to look his very best tomorrow night.

He plans to eat chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake when it’s over.

“I think I’m more ready than I’ve ever been even though I will be in a better physical state next year.

“I’m quite pleased with the progress I’ve made. Lamone Woods, my trainer, has really done a great job.

People stop me and they compliment me.”

“I went to the Olympic Club for the weigh in and Scott, the owner was impressed.

“We definitely accomplished what we set out to do.”

Smith said he will be competing again next year and hopes to be a “major contender”.

This week, he has been working on posing for the show with bodybuilder Lisa Weeks.

“Once you get that down, you feel better.

“Once you know how to pose, it’s almost half the battle.

“You can make your chest and whatever look bigger.”

Mr Smith said he is working out three times a day.

For the show, he will be wearing a coral pink bodybuilding bikini.

“It’s amazing, the time has gone so fast.”

As far as his advice for others who might want to compete, Mr Smith said: “Sometimes you might get distracted but remind yourself of what our goals are so you can accomplish them.

“You have to stick to it.”

Excited

Mr Smith said he isn’t nervous.

“I’m excited more than anything. I’m excited about the show, just doing it. This has been a long process with the 100 Day Challenge and the training for the show. Now, I’m not even days away.”

Muhsin Nasir, an organiser for the show and a trainer at Olympic Club said the show will have a variety of categories including male and female bodybuilding, men’s physique, men’s classic bodybuilding, fitness for both men and women and more.

He said there will be a guest poser, Tanji Johnson who is the one of the top two fitness athletes in the world.

The event starts at 7pm and will run for about two hours.

Tickets are $60 and $100 for patrons are are available at The Olympic Club, Magnum Power Force Gym, International Sports Shop and The Athletic Club.

Patrons are invited to arrive at 6pm for wine, cheese and preferred seating.