When Staff Sgt. Scot Jenkins was deployed to Kuwait in 2010 with Battery B, 119th Field Artillery, Michigan Army National Guard, he discovered an unexpected love.
“Being deployed really got me into working out. I created some good habits and have loved it ever since that,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins, a fire directions chief with the Guard, and a personal trainer since 2012, recently competed in, and won, the John Simmons Body Building Classic in the physique category. The physique category focuses on proportions, symmetry, muscle mass, and being as lean as possible.
Jenkins won first in his class and first overall beating out approximately 25 other competitors.
“I’ve been a personal trainer for four years and excelled at it, I’ve been passionate about it for a long time,” Jenkins said. “I have based my life around working out and love helping other people do it too.”
This was Jenkins second competition after placing fifth in a competition in September 2014. Currently, Jenkins has no plans to compete for the rest of 2015.
“I am taking the rest of the year off from competition to continue working and getting better. I want to win next year and qualify for nationals and win at nationals,” Jenkins said.