- First Name: Sheldon
- Surname: Thirion
- Age: 24
- Hometown: Germiston, Gauteng
- Occupation: Sales executive
- Instagram: @fit_sheldz
- Facebook: Sheldon Thirion
Tell us more about yourself:
I have always been an extremely active person. I achieved full Colours for rugby and cricket at a school level. I started lifting weights more intensely in 2014. I enjoyed it so much I decided to compete and achieved 4th place in the Beach Fitness category at Clash of the Titans, a show held in Cape Town. I then walked away with the honours in the Mr. Fitness Model and placed 2nd in the IBFF Fire & Ice contest. From there I won gold in the Mr. Fitness Model division at the IBFF South African National Championships and also place 1st in the same category at the IBFF Universe competition hosted in Italy in 2017.
My hobbies consist of spending time with members of my family and my friends. I also have the occasional CrossFit session with my girlfriend. I would not count the gym as a hobby because to me it is a lifestyle.
Future Plans in the Fitness Industry:
I would like to continue competing and bettering myself. I have been invited to compete on the IBFF stage in Slovenia in June 2018 and am looking forward to that! Another goal is to flex at the NPC Texas Legends Classic Championships which will be hosted in Dallas, Texas this year. Last but not least, I would like to continue to inspire and motivate people to reach for their dreams!
Why do you think you’ll make a good NPL ambassador?
I think I would make a great ambassador for NPL as I believe in living a healthy and fit lifestyle. I am always trying to boost people I meet in the fitness and CrossFit communities. I meet a lot of new people through my meal prep company. I have big plans for 2018 and would love to include an amazing brand such as NPL as my main support structure.