Hi my name is Jerome Drakeford, aka Fella Fit.
I was born and raised in Chicago. I'm a father of 3 and grandfather of 2. My fitness journey started in the year 2002 at the age of 36, but it wasn't until 2006 when I realized God had blessed me with a passion for health and fitness. The more I changed my diet and became more serious in the gym, the more I saw my body change. And as a result people began to ask me for fitness advice. When I started sharing the fitness knowledge I acquired through my personal fitness journey with others, It helped them to get in shape as well. Especially when they applied what I taught them about the importance of making better food choices.
It wasn't until November 1, 2014 at the age of 48 that I decided I wanted to compete in bodybuilding. That's when I connected with my coach, Jeremy Coleman, and started training on February 1, 2015.
Several months later I met Cleveland "The Truth" Thomas while visiting family in Pensacola and I had the opportunity to workout with him and his wife. He sparked something in me that was much needed - That killer Instinct to work harder and become a Champion. I returned home on FIRE!!
On my debut, November 7, 2015 in Chicago I took 1st place Novice (middle weight) and 2nd place Masters (40-49), and the following weekend I hit the stage in West Virginia and took 1st place in Men's bodybuilding Open Division (Middle Weight)! I'm looking forward to continuing the pursuit of making some great accomplishments in this arena.
God has allowed me to be an Inspiration and Motivation to so many people, I'm so grateful and blessed for this privilege.
My two favorite quotes:
1) In Order to Change Your Body you Must First Change Your Mind.
2) Results or Excuses, Not Both.
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