Charles Turner credits action stars such as Stallone and Schwarzenegger for strongly influencing his decision to start lifting weights. Picking up his first weight at the age of 16, while most of his friends were sleeping, he would wake up at 5am in the morning and train for an hour prior to heading to class. His hard work and dedication paid off as he went from a 155lb sophomore to a 185lb graduating senior. After High School, Charles enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Boot camp would present many challenges, both physical and mental, but he persevered and graduated the most physically fit in his platoon and series. During his enlistment, Charles served as Fire Team and Infantry Squad Leader of a Helicopter Assault Company, and traveled to more than 12 different countries in a four year period. Charles credits the time he spent in the Marines for the discipline and focus he has today.
Generally weight training four days a week, Charles keeping each session to about 45 min to an hour. To keep his training split from becoming stagnant, he changes it every four to six weeks. Sharing his passion for healthy living, Charles has worked as personal trainer for the last 9 years using his knowledge in training & nutrition to help his clients achieve their goals and live healthier lives. Although he is extremely passionate about fitness and bodybuilding- he strives to find balance in all areas of his life. He enjoys spending free time with friends and family, walking his dog Buster, going to sporting events, or just relaxing and watching classic movies or listening to music.
- 2010 NPC Las Vegas Classic - 5th Light Heavy-Weight Class
- 2008 NPC Junior California - 1st Open Heavy-Weight Class & 1st Novice Heavy-Weight Class, Overall Novice Winner
- 2006 NPC Tournament of Champions - 2nd Open Light Heavy-Weight Class & 1st Novice Heavy-Weight Class
- 2005 NPC Junior California - 2nd Open Light Heavy-Weight Class, 1st Novice Middle Weight Class, Best Poser Award, Most Promising Bodybuilder Award
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*Charles Turner uses Prolab® products in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.