About Lee Hayward’s Total Fitness Bodybuilding…


Since 1999 my Total Fitness Bodybuilding website has been online helping people build better bodies. I’ve been around since the start of the online bodybuilding and fitness scene. If you want to know who you can trust, it’s simple, just look for a coach who has passed the hardest test of all – The Test Of Time!

Lee Hayward Bodybuilding

How It All Got Started…

Fitness has been a passion of mine from a very young age. My father had a huge influence on me because he worked out and kept active, and he still does to this day.

However, the real eye opener for me came when I was just 12 years and I seen Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time in the Conan The Barbarian movies. I was blown away that someone could be that big and look like a real life comic book super hero. I was determined that I would someday look like that myself.

Throughout grade school I was picked on and bullied by the bigger kids. Which negatively affected my self esteem and confidence. So I thought that if I could build muscle, get bigger, and stronger then no one would ever bully me again.

I can remember doing exercises like push ups and sit ups in my bedroom before school each morning, thinking to myself…
“If I do this everyday until the end of the school year I’ll be as big as Arnold.”
Unfortunately, building a muscular body isn’t quite that simple 🙂

Back in 1990 I asked my parents if they would get me a home gym weight set for Christmas so that I could workout and get big. I can still remember how excited I was Christmas morning when I woke up and saw the HUGE box under the Christmas tree.

After ripping through all the fancy wrapping paper and colored bows there was a York 2001 Home Gym Machine and a York Barbell and Dumbbell set. We set it up that very day and I did my first official weight training workout on Christmas day 1990.

My First Home Gym

From that point on I was hooked on weight training, bit by the “Iron Bug” as they say. During high school I worked out consistently and I would read every bodybuilding and fitness magazine that I could get my hands on. I’d get bodybuilding and exercise books from the library and read them cover to cover.

Back in those days bodybuilding contests like the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic used to be aired on television, so I’d record them on VHS tapes and watch them over and over again. I was obsessed with learning as much about bodybuilding, exercise and nutrition as I could.

While in my senior year of high school I entered my first Bodybuilding contest, The 1995 Newfoundland Provincials, I was 17 years old at the time. Since then I went on to compete multiple times at the provincial and regional level.

Throughout the late 1990’s and early 2000’s my life was centered around bodybuilding. In addition to competing I became a bodybuilding judge, served on the executive with the NLABBA bodybuilding federation, and coached numerous up and coming competitors.

After high school I went on to do a computer studies program in College. This is where I got my interest in computers and the Internet. Keep in mind that when I started working out and competing there was no Internet. So I can remember sitting in the computer lab in the fall of 1997 when I logged on to the Internet for the very first time.

I asked the guy sitting at the computer next to me “how do you use the internet?”
He said “you go to yahoo and search for something” (Note: this was before google)
So that’s just what I did and the first thing I searched for was “bodybuilding”

In the computer studies course that I was doing they taught a basic class on writing HTML and designing websites. And in January of 1999 I created my website www.LeeHayward.com. From then on I’ve focused on improving it, adding more useful information, and making it better each year.

Through my website I have had the opportunity to connect with literally thousands of aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world and help them with their bodybuilding and nutrition programs. To this day I still love coaching people and helping them improve their health, fitness, and self confidence through proper bodybuilding training.


From Skinny, To Fat, To Muscular…

I know all too well what it’s like to be the weak skinny guy who gets bullied – as well as the fat chubby guy who gets made fun of – in order to get where I am today I had to work my butt off in the gym through years of trial and error.

So, if you’re struggling to build a lean muscular physique, I can relate to what you’re going through…

When I started lifting weights I was a skinny 135 pounds with “spaghetti noodle arms”. I literally spent several years in the gym fumbling around trying all sorts of different workout programs, eating everything in sight, and choking down protein & weight gainer shakes…

By doing this I managed to gain weight alright, at my all time heaviest body weight I was 240 pounds of sloppy fat. But that was NOT the look I wanted to have for my body, I wanted to be lean and muscular – not just big and bulky.

Lee Hayward's Physique Transformation Pictures

It was only after I started getting coached personally by advanced bodybuilders and powerlifters that things started to change for me. With their coaching and guidance I discovered the delicate balance of how to properly eat and train to strip away my excess bodyfat while actually building lean muscle mass and gaining strength in the process.

Today I’m a rock solid 210 pounds and at my height of 5’6 1/2, that’s a body weight that I’m comfortable with. It’s big enough that I can fill out an XL T-shirt with lean muscle. But not so big that I feel heavy or sluggish.

My goal is to help you go beyond simply being “big in the gym”, but rather having the combination of strength, agility, and athleticism to enjoy life to the fullest – That’s what Total Fitness Bodybuilding is all about!

You see I’m just a regular guy with average genetics at best. But I took action, found my mentors, and followed their guidance to reach my goals… and I can help you do the same.

If you’d like some help with building muscle, losing bodyfat, and getting in your best shape. Then click on the link below for more information about my online coaching programs. I offer several different programs and packages to meet your individual needs, budget, and lifestyle.

Click Here for more info about how Lee can help you with a customized diet & workout program…


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Lee Hayward

Lee Hayward…

…Began working out back in 1990.

…Entered first Bodybuilding Contest in 1995 and has been involved with bodybuilding ever since.

…Started coaching others online in 1999.

…Chosen by YouTube as one of the Top Fitness Trainers in 2011.

Through my website and videos I have had the opportunity to reach out and help literally thousands of aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts from all over the world.

During the past 19+ years www.LeeHayward.com has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes.

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