Flex Wheeler - Executive Vice President
Flex Wheeler is the Executive Vice President of the Generation Iron Fitness Network. Wheeler works closely with the original content team on upcoming programming, media coverage, and major competition events.
Flex Wheeler is a highly decorated bodybuilder holding the best IFBB pro debut in the history of the sport with 4 wins in the Pro Ironman, Arnold Classic, German Grand Prix, and French Grand Prix. He also landed 2nd place in his first ever Mr. Olympia appearance. He was once described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen. Previously in the executive field, Wheeler served as the Director of Media and Public Relations for All American MEX.
Kai Greene - GI Athlete
Kai’s competitive career with the NPC was filled with mixed success. As a natural athlete, his goal was to win the Team Universe and acquire pro status with the IFBB through the Amateur World Championship. In 1999, after two unsuccessful attempts, Kai won the heavyweight division and overall title at the Team Universe and was invited to compete at the World in Bratislava, Slovakia.
In 2004, it was brought up that the NPC Team Universe had become a Pro-Qualifier for the IFBB. Though he had been away from the competitive scene for five years, Kai made a commitment to himself that he would return to reclaim his title as Team Universe overall champion and ascend to the IFBB pro ranks. On August 8th 2004, the judges awarded him the heavyweight and overall championship by unanimous decision. After 16 years, Kai Greene finally made the transition to the IFBB Professional ranks.
Over the years, Kai has gained vast notoriety beyond what he could have imagined in his youth. Within the bodybuilding arena, Kai has been held as one of the most inspirational athletes of his time. With a seemingly unique, yet well developed vocabulary, Kai has made a seemingly unconscious effort to create a revolutionary approach to bodybuilding. He has changed bodybuilding’s fans, competitors and the overall perception of a once thought of as, “pick things up and put them down” bodybuilder.
Kai’s story is still being written.
|2016 Mr. Olympia||Declined to compete|
|2015 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2014 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2013 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2013 Arnold Classic Europe||2nd|
|2013 EVLS Prague Pro||1st|
|2012 Sheru Classic||2nd|
|2012 Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|2011 Sheru Classic||3rd|
|2011 Mr. Olympia||3rd|
|2011 New York Pro||1st|
|2010 Mr. Olympia||7th|
|2010 Australian Grand Prix Pro||1st|
|2010 Arnold Classic||1st|
|2009 Mr. Olympia||4th|
|2009 Arnold Classic||1st|
|2009 Australian Grand Prix Pro||1st|
|2008 Arnold Classic||3rd|
|2008 New York Pro||1st|
|2007 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro||1st|
|2007 Keystone Pro||3rd|
|2007 New York Pro||6th|
|2006 Shawn Ray Colorado Pro||14th|
|2006 Ironman Pro Invitational||20th|
|2005 New York Pro||14th|
|1999 NPC Team Universe Championships||1st|
|1999 NPC World Amateur Championships||6th|
|1998 NPC Team Universe Championships||3rd|
|1997 NPC Team Universe Championships||2nd|
|1996 WNBF Pro Natural Worlds||1st|
|1994 NGA American Nationals||1st|
Jessenia Vice - GI Personality
Jessenia Vice is a model, actress, TV host and music artist – formerly recognized on the Tyra Banks Show as “The Queen of the Kardashians,” per Kim & Tyra themselves.
You may recognize Jessenia from the Univision parented ThisIs50 with her segment “Like A Boss” and her podcast with AlyiV “Sincerely Podcast.” Now Jessenia will be working with Generation Iron on brand new original content – including a brand new weekly show! But that’s just the start – as Jessenia will be out on the floor during contest coverage, interviews, as well as even further original content as we barrel forward for the rest of 2017.
Jerry Brainum - Content Editor In Chief
Jerry Brainum is the Chief Editor of content for the Generation Iron Fitness Network. He also contributes to the weekly digital show – Straight Facts. As a noted expert on all aspects of exercise and nutrition, Jerry Brainum has published over 5,000 articles in more than 20 national and international publications, including Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, Men’s Fitness, and Flex Magazine.
Jerry Brainum was also the science editor for Muscle & Fitness magazine from 1987 to 1995 only to move onto the position of Editor-At-Large at Flex Magazine from 1995 to 1997. He also publishes a professional monthly newsletter, Applied Metabolics, providing the most pure and unvarnished truth on all things nutrition, supplements, and exercise. More of a monthly e-book that traditional newsletter – full information can be found at www.AppliedMetabolics.com.
Brandon Curry - GI Athlete
Curry was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He first became interested in weight training when he received a pair of Hulk Hogan-branded dumbbells for his sixth birthday. Curry would later recall in a magazine interview that he was motivated by superhero action figure G.I. Joe and the Rocky and Rambo films to develop his body to its fullest muscular capacity.
Initially competing in the light-heavyweight class, Curry won his first bodybuilding competition, the 2003 Supernatural Bodybuilding & On June 17, 2006, he came in second in the light-heavyweight division at the NPC Junior National Championships; the five-foot-seven Curry weighed 189 pounds for that event. The following year, with 28 additional pounds added to his frame, he moved up to the heavyweight division for the NPC USA Championships on July 28, 2007, where he finished second in his division. On November 17, 2007, he came in second in the heavyweight division for that year’s NPC National Championships.
His Biggest success is in 2011 Mr. Olympia competitions where he stands 8th while first time entering the competition. He has also just recently landed first place at the 2017 Arnold Classic Australia competition.
|2017 Arnold Classic Australia||1st|
|2015 Arnold Classic||15th|
|2013 Arnold Classic Brasil||1st|
|2012 Arnold Classic||7th|
|2011 Mr. Olympia||8th|
Akim Williams - GI Athlete
At 300 pounds in the off-season at 5’10” and 260 pounds onstage, Akim Williams packs some of the thickest, most dense muscle in the IFBB today. He reportedly has 23½-inch arms and monster legs which is never anything to scoff at in this industry. Many have compared his physique to ‘80s mass monster Victor Richards.
Akim Williams is considered one of the strongest bodybuilders currently competing today. Putting him in league with the likes of Johnny O. Jackson, Stan Efferding, and the retired great Ronnie Coleman. That’s a great list to be on.
|2015 IFBB Chicago Pro||3rd|
|2015 IFBB Europa Dallas||3rd|
|2014 IFBB Chicago Pro||5th|
|2014 IFBB Golden State Pro||7th|
|2014 IFBB New York Pro||11th|
|2013 IFBB North American Championships||1st|
Chris Herrera - GI Athlete
Chris Herrera is a current NPC competitor on his way to earning his IFBB pro card. Simply at the beginning of his bodybuilding and fitness journey – Chris has always been known for spreading a very specific message of respect and positivity through his social media.