‘Radical Body Transformation’ Show Announces Distribution Partnership with NPC News Online
New York, NY and Toronto, Canada,. Oct 7th, 2015 — Producer James Hergott and NPC News Online Editor in Chief Frank Sepe Announce today that the inspirational multi episode show ‘Radical Body Transformation’ will be distributed on the NPC official site as well as to it’s 70,000+ members. The show was filmed over this past year, following motivated people utilizing fitness to overcome challenges and achieve goals, everything from health and weight issues to overcoming social anxiety, personal trauma and major obstacles such as a wounded Marine who lost a limb in Afghanistan who endeavours to compete in his first physique contest. Often those featured end up competing in the NPC, CBBF or IFBB stage.
The first episode features Arnold Schwarzenegger and CBBF competitor Tracey Rice who got into lifting weights in order to be able to lift her paraplegic son Dylan Sparks, who now competes in powerlifting at the Parapan Am Games. The first episode will be released Sun, October 11th on the home page.
The show is produced and directed by experienced filmmaker and National Canadian competitive bodybuilder James Hergott and Executive Produced by NPC News Online Editor in Chief Frank Sepe & NPC President/ IFBB Pro League Chairman Jim Manion.
Hergott comments; “This project is about the power of the human spirit. Fitness and bodybuilding teaches you many skills such as goal setting, the ability to be honest with yourself and the continued pursuit of self improvement, all of which translate to success in other areas of life. I am honoured to be able to share these stories and to work with Jim Manion, Frank Sepe and the NPC, CBBF and IFBB.”
Sepe comments; ” There is no doubt that this will bring a positive light to the NPC, IFBB and CBBF but also will help inspire a legion of people to go after their dreams and not be derailed by negativity.”
Hergott’s first feature film “All That I Need” debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2005 and secured a limited theatrical release with Regal Entertainment Group. In 2009, Hergott wrote, directed and produced ten episodes of the MMA reality show “MMA Worldwide,” which was distributed nationally on Mark Cuban’s HDNET (now AXS TV). Later that year he traveled to Iraq and filmed a documentary about the first ever MMA Fight in Iraq titled “A Fight For The Troops”, for which he received a Greywolf Medal by the US Army. In 2010 he wrote and executive produced the UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre documentary “The Striking Truth,” which was distributed worldwide. In 2013 he became Business Director and Creative Consultant for “Generation Iron” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Narrated by Mickey Rourke. As a hobby Mr. Hergott is a national level bodybuilder and has placed at a number of events. He competes for IFBB feeder organization the Ontario Physique Association (OPA).
The National Physique Committee is the premier amateur physique organization in the world. Since 1982, the top athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique have started their careers in the NPC. Many of those athletes graduated to successful careers in the IFBB Professional League, a list that includes 24 Olympia and 38 Arnold Classic winners.
NPC athletes are regularly featured in and on the covers of international publications such as FLEX, Muscular Development, Muscle & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fitness Rx for Women and Ironman. The new Men’s Physique and Women’s Bikini Divisions has launched the NPC into the mainstream. Our NPC competitors in these divisions can be seen in national magazines, ad campaigns, etc. Plus, it is not uncommon to see major professional athletes and A-list celebrities such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appearing at our events.
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