World Gym Anounces 14-Year-Old Jake Shellenschlager as its 2014 Youth Fitness Ambassador

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World Gym International, the iconic brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has appointed 14-year old powerlifting sensation, Jake Schellenschlager, as its Youth Fitness Ambassador for 2014.

Jake caught the attention of the media around the world in 2013 with a deadlift record of 300 pounds (more than double his bodyweight at the time), a feat that earned him the nickname “The Wonder Kid”. At last year’s 2013 IPA Strength Spectacular, Jake broke four world records for his age division. He recently won first place at the 2014 USPA Eastern Regional Powerlifting Open where he also set four new U.S. records for his age and weight class. 

“The World Gym family is incredibly proud of Jake and his accomplishments,” said Guy Cammilleri, Managing Director of World Gym International. “He has made tremendous progress under the watchful eye of Mike Sarni, a certified trainer at World Gym in Glen Burnie, MD. Jake’s enthusiasm for fitness is inspiring and many of us aspire to the discipline and drive that he brings to his training and nutrition regimen. By helping to sponsor his efforts in powerlifting and bodybuilding, we hope more teens will decide to take on their own fitness challenges.”

Jake aims to continue blazing a trail at powerlifting and bodybuilding events throughout 2014. For interview opportunities or to learn more about Jake Schellenschlager, please contact Marisa Bettencourt of Dog and a Duck at or at 323-443-7780.

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