Steve Johnson is a Senior Fitness Instructor at Tops and is also the longest serving member of staff with 25 years + under his belt. In 1989 Steve decided to make a permanent career change leaving his job as a motor mechanic at the electricity board to fulfil his dream of working full time in the family owned fitness centre.
Steve quickly became a NABBA qualified Fitness Instructor and gained a passion for the sport of bodybuilding which helped him concentrate on making his physique the best it could possibly be.
In the early nineties Steve decided to push himself to the limit and compete in National Bodybuilding Shows to see if he had what it takes. He quickly gained success and many titles and in 1992 achieved his best accolade, winning the Mr United Kingdom Bodybuilding title. Steve has just made a return to the stage after a break of 19 years to see if he still had what it takes. Steve won the NABBA North East Championships and came 4th in the NABBA British. This proves he still knows his stuff and he will be back on stage next year to claim that British title!
Under Steve Johnson Coaching, he has also concentrated on guiding many physique competitors towards their goals of competing and in the process has taken many of them to bodybuilding titles.
His success in bodybuilding has opened the door to other opportunities. Steve have served as a bodybuilding judge with the European Bodybuilding Federation (EBF), conducted a seminar in Coventry for the supplement company Healthilife, opened school galas, appeared as a guest star at many bodybuilding shows, done catwalk for a sporting clothes company called ZigZag and been part of a male revue act called The Charmers.
“My life is in this Fitness Centre and I take great joy in helping clients achieve their goals.”.