Prolific bodybuilding legend Ronnie Coleman is keeping busy in retirement. In a recent video shared on his YouTube channel, Coleman filmed the grand opening of his Metroflex Gym in Tampa, Florida after years of training at their facilities.
Coleman, an eight-time Mr. Olympia, reached the pinnacle of the sport and exercised dominance for almost a decade. While his eight-year reign came to an end courtesy of Jay Cutler in 2006, fans and athletes alike consider Coleman to be one of the greatest competitors to ever throw on a pair of posing trunks.
In addition to his bodybuilding journey, Coleman was held in high regard for his powerful weightlifting capabilities. He recorded epic feats of strength while building a successful career, which saw him lock out an 800-pound deadlift for two reps and push 2,300 pounds on the leg press machine.
To this day, Coleman’s successor, Jay Cutler, believes no one in the sport has come close to ‘The King’s’ prime physique. Moreover, Cutler argued that competitors today have yet to match the level of size and conditioning Big Ron displayed on stage.
At 59 years old, Ronnie Coleman remains a leading ambassador for bodybuilding. Whether he’s taking part in a training session with fitness influencers or reacting to gym fails, Coleman’s love for working out is one of his biggest motivators in retirement.
Ronnie Coleman Shows Off His New Metroflex Gym in Tampa, Florida
Coleman, who recently listed his $495,000 Texas house for sale, has now bought up a gym location in Florida.
“What’s up everybody. We here in Tampa, Florida, for the opening of the Metroflex Gym Tampa. We got a nice crowd here, getting ready to take some photos, sign some autographs, and just meet and greet as many people as I can. Yeah buddy,” shared Coleman.
After signing autographs, guests at the grand opening admired Coleman and the sacrifices he endured on the way to building his legacy.
Coleman has been subject to more than 10 back surgeries, all of which occurred after his competitive tenure. As a result of so many operations, Coleman can no longer walk unassisted. Nevertheless, he pushes through training sessions daily even when his extremities feel numb.
Aiming for longevity and health preservation, Coleman has received consistent stem cell therapy treatments. Coleman appeared optimistic in his latest update earlier this month and stressed that he is feeling better with each passing treatment.
Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay’s stem cell doctor, Dr. Khan, appeared on a recent The Menace podcast and said he was confident Coleman would walk one day soon without help. While that remains to be seen, Coleman is adamant that these consistent treatments are assisting with his quality of life.
Given his accomplishments, fans look forward to training at Coleman’s new gym. The Metroflex Gym has been home to several top-tier athletes during their respective careers, like Coleman, Branch Warren, Johnnie Jackson, and Steve Kuclo.
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