Wales’ fittest men and women 2022

Wales’ fittest men and women have been revealed following an awards ceremony in Cardiff at the inaugural Welsh Fitness Classic.

In front of a standing crowd of 2,000, some of the UK’s top bodybuilders battled it out for the title of Welsh Fitness Classic Champion. After months of intense training and dieting, it was time to see who had the money.

Welsh Fitness Classic Host – Ricky Wright (MC)

The Welsh Fitness Classic was hosted by 2021 MMA, MC of the Year Ricky Wright.

The Welsh Fitness Classic selected a world-class independent jury, who found the decisions nearly impossible. After an incredibly tight contest, the winners are:

  • Ladies Bikini Challenger Division – Zoe Hodgkinson
  • Ladies Bikini Open Division – Natasha Minchella
  • Ladies Bikini Masters Division – Kelly Johnson
  • Female Figure and Masters of the Female Figure – Joanna Hudson
  • Classic male bodybuilding – Piotr Karol
  • Classic Bodybuilding Masters For Men – Andy Osborne
  • Male physique – G Ramakrishna Menon
  • Natasha Minchella, Welsh Classic Ladies Fitness Champion
  • Welsh Men’s Classic Fitness Champion – Piotr Karol
Gary Davis

The Welsh Fitness Classic also recognized two athletes who overcame tremendous challenges to compete on stage, the “Renzo Algieri’s Contribution to Welsh Bodybuilding”. The winners are: Katy Jane Cooke and Gary Davis.

Katy Jane Cooke

Wesley Skene, Founder of Welsh Fitness Classic, said: “Every athlete was incredibly inspiring. The most important part of the show was the story behind each athlete. Everyone had overcome tremendous challenges to even get on stage. It was an honor to create a platform to celebrate their accomplishments. The Welsh Fitness Classic has left no stone unturned in the pursuit of world-class spectacle and production values. We are proud to say that no other show in the UK can compete with us for the level and quality of show we produce.

Although the date for the 2023 Welsh Fitness Classic has yet to be announced, the show already has competitors signed up and ready to go. Welsh Fitness Classic 2023 and Welsh Fitness Expo set to get even bigger and better

To find out more about the Welsh Fitness Expo or the Welsh Fitness Classic, visit

Teresa E. Burton