…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Zack George, who is set to appear on the reboot of the BBC One show Gladiators, has undergone an impressive weight loss transformation.
Known as Steel, George has been named as one of the first athletes to appear on the show, which will be hosted by Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney.
In the past, George struggled with binge eating junk food, refusing to exercise, and being bullied for his weight.
However, he hopes that his transformation will inspire younger fans to view him as an “unbreakable hero.”
George described how he would frequently eat fast food, with McDonald’s and KFC being among his favorites, and how the more fast food he ate, the more he craved it, leading to a vicious cycle.
His unhealthy lifestyle made him lazy, and he would kick up a fuss whenever his family tried to take him out for a walk.
Being overweight made him feel terrible and made exercise unappealing, so he turned to fast food for comfort.
George decided to get in shape and swapped his console for fitness, becoming a winner in UK CrossFit in 2020.
He is now preparing for his debut on the Gladiators reboot, which is set to launch next month in Sheffield.
George said he was inspired by the Gladiators as a child, but he never imagined he would be physically fit enough to be considered a “superhuman.”
He hopes that a new generation of fans will look up to him as their new strong, unbreakable hero, Steel.
George will appear on the show alongside professional rugby player Jodie Ounsly, nicknamed Fury.
Ounsly is an ex-England Women’s Rugby Sevens Player, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Champion, and a five-time World Coal Carrying champion.
She was named Deaf Sports Personality of The Year in 2020.
She said she was always in awe of the Gladiators’ strength and power while growing up, and now she is one of them.
She hopes the contenders are ready to feel her fury.
Analysis and Commentary:
The story of Zack George’s weight loss transformation is an inspiring one, particularly as he is using his journey to inspire others.
His story is a reminder that it is possible to make significant changes in one’s life, no matter how daunting the challenge may seem.
His determination to get in shape and improve his health through exercise is commendable and is something that can be emulated by others looking to make similar changes in their lives.
The return of the Gladiators is also an exciting development, particularly for those who grew up watching the show.
The new generation of fans will have the opportunity to see athletes like George and Ounsly as their new heroes, providing a fresh perspective on the show.
The inclusion of athletes from a variety of backgrounds, such as rugby and martial arts, shows that the show is keeping up with current fitness trends and catering to a broader audience.
Overall, George’s story and the return of the Gladiators are a testament to the power of fitness and the impact it can have on one’s life.
It is inspiring to see individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals through hard work and dedication.