James “Flex” Lewis Bodybuilder Then And Now


James “Flex” Lewis Then

James “Flex” Lewis is a Welsh professional bodybuilder who has won the Mr. Olympia 212 division seven times. He is known for his exceptional symmetry, conditioning, and stage presence.

Bodybuilding Career

Lewis began his bodybuilding career in 2004. He quickly rose through the ranks of amateur bodybuilding, winning the Mr. Wales title in 2007 and the British Championships in 2008. In 2009, he turned professional and won the IFBB San Marino Pro the same year.

Lewis made his Mr. Olympia debut in 2011, placing 6th in the 212 division. He won his first Mr. Olympia title in 2012 and went on to win the next six consecutive titles until 2018.

Family Background

Lewis was born in Llanelli, Wales, in 1981. He is the youngest of five children. His father is from Jamaica and his mother is from Wales.

Lewis has two sons, Flex Lewis Jr. and Ethan Lewis.

James “Flex” Lewis Competitive History

Lewis has competed in over 30 professional bodybuilding competitions. His most notable victories include:

  • Mr. Olympia 212 (7x): 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Arnold Classic 212 (3x): 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Sheru Classic 212 (2x): 2011, 2012
  • IFBB San Marino Pro (2x): 2009, 2010
  • British Championships (2x): 2008, 2009
  • Mr. Wales: 2007

James “Flex” Lewis Now

Lewis retired from competitive bodybuilding in 2018. He is now a successful businessman and fitness entrepreneur.

Lewis owns and operates his own gym, Flex Gym Wales, in Llanelli, Wales. He also has his own line of fitness supplements, Flex Lewis Nutrition.

Lewis is also a popular social media personality, with over 3 million followers on Instagram. He often shares fitness tips, workout videos, and motivational messages with his followers.

James “Flex” Lewis Bodybuilder


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