Drew Neal is a renowned international fitness trainer and former world kickboxing champion. He is the trusted instructor of several professional athletes, celebrities, and executives, with over three decades of experience training himself and two decades of training customers. Drew is noted for his rigorous and no-nonsense approach to fitness training. He is originally from the United Kingdom and now resides in India. His skill set has helped his clients’ success on the big screen and worldwide stages and has been the spark for numerous life-changing transformations and breakthroughs. Here is the story of Drew Neal from a kickboxing champion to becoming a celebrity fitness trainer.
This Blog Includes:
- Entering into Kickboxing & Fitness Training
- Setting Foot in India Fitness Industry
- Becoming the First Choice of Many Bollywood Stars
- Dres Neal’s Recent Projects: “Toofan” & “Ek Villain 2”
|Profession||Kickboxing champion and renowned international fitness trainer|
|Origin||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Kickboxing Journey||Started at the age of 5|
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Entering into Kickboxing & Fitness Training
Drew Neal was always interested in fitness training. His career in Karate began when he was five years old, and he has continued to train since then. Fitness is a way of life for him because of his chosen activity kickboxing. Drew Neal believes because of his amazing experiences that it was natural he decided to build a profession out of sport and coaching.
Drew Neal began personal training in 1998 and worked in several gyms as a trainer and frequently as a manager while still competing and presenting seminars all over the world. He had his own gym and kickboxing school by the time he retired from fighting, where he was a coach and was even picked as the National WAKO Kickboxing Coach, where he produced numerous champions.
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Setting Foot in India Fitness Industry
Drew Neals earlier said that he was requested several times to come to India to coach numerous performers while working at his gym. Neal initially declined the offers, but after a while decided to explore the possibility. So, when he got the opportunity to train a fresh actor for his debut film. The contract was only for three months, but it has now been five years, and the rest is history. He has now worked with multiple actors from Bollywood and is the first choice to go to whenever a film requires a professional fitness trainer.
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Becoming the First Choice of Many Bollywood Stars
Drew Neal with Salman Khan (Trained for the Film: Sultan)
Drew Neal with Farhan Akhtar & Shibani Dandekar (Trained for the film: Toofan)
Drew Neal with Arjun Kapoor (Trained for the film: Ek Villain 2)
Drew Neal with Kareena Kapoor Khan & Amrita Arora
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Dres Neal’s Recent Projects: “Toofan” & “Ek Villain 2”
Farhan Akhtar has been training with Drew Neal for his upcoming boxing drama, ‘Toofaan,’ and his name has become synonymous with the trainer.
“It was clear that Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan had a relationship from a previous project that they had worked on. Rakeysh’s trust in what Farhan could produce, physically, was tried and tested, and it was evident to me how much of a hard worker he really was,” – Drew Neal in his recent interview
Other than Toofan, Neal Drew has also been working on Arjun Kapoor, preparing the actor for ‘Ek Villain Returns.’
“I always say, what gets measured, gets managed. The plan covers all aspects of [his] lifestyle. I know exactly how many calories he consumes, and how many he expends. I am aware of his sleep cycle. My diary is full of data that I use to get the most out of my client. “ – Neal on his project with Arjun Kapoor
He further added, “Actors are judged by millions based on how they look and perform. This pressure can work positively or negatively. It is up to me to develop the trust in the relationship, and I constantly tell them to trust the process.”
He is also the personal fitness trainer of Shibani Dandekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Amrita Arora Ladak.
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