Grant L. Roberts
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Grant Roberts is a former Mr. World Canada bodybuilding champion, and is a personal trainer, nutritionist, lifestyle coach, actor, author and philanthropist. Roberts was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is also a citizen of Ireland. He currently resides in Canada and the United States.
Roberts career gained international recognition for his work in transforming the physique of actress Hilary Swank in the Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby (2004). Swank went on to win both the Golden Globe and Actress Academy award for Best Actress and paid tribute to Roberts on both occasions, acknowledging his contribution.
Roberts had a cameo appearance in the film Million Dollar Baby, as the corner-man for actress and real-life professional world champion Lucia Rijker who played the 140 champion 'Billie the Blue Bear' in the movie.
Roberts would team up again with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, playing Ruben Kruger, a flanker alongside co-star Matt Damon who portrayed team captain Francois Pineaar for the South Africa national team the Springboks that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, in the 2009 film Invictus.
Roberts was cast in the movie Sully that tells the story of the masterful emergency water landing of Captain Sully Sullenberger. Roberts was cast in the powerful role of lead water who plucks the passengers of US Airways flight 1549 including
Roberts is actively involved in charitable work, founding www.healthystudentbodies.com an organization dedicated to educating, motivating and creating healthy invigorating lifestyle for all students of life regardless of age. Roberts’ foundation provides fitness equipment to schools and fitness programming including 'Jog Your Memory' a science-based pre-educational primer that enhances oxygen and blood flow to the brain enhancing focus, retention and cognition with the additional benefit of aiding in controlling excess body fat.
Roberts is the chairman and director of Healthy and Fit Communities, a global initiative that provides web based tools and actively encourages comprehensive fitness strategies using Roberts' ten www.UnifiedLifestyle.com principles as the foundation for improving appearance, strength, confidence and overall level of fitness regardless of age, gender of athletic ability.
The Initial City, led by Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has proven to be an inspiration for other communities as the list of participating cities continues to grow.
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