Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym, Syosset, NY


About Bev Francis

Born February 15, 1955
Place Geelong, Australia (45 miles from Melbourne)
Youngest of 5 Children

Educational Training & Accomplishments

University of Melbourne, Australia.. Graduated 1976
Degree in Physical Education
Diploma of Teaching
Teacher of High School Physical Education and Mathematics for Eight Years

Physical Training & Accomplishments

Serious Training Began.. February, 1974
Australian Track and Field Team Member.. 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982
Missed..1980 Track Season due to Knee Injury
Events.. Shotput, Discus, Javelin, 100 Meter Reserve

Broke Australian Shotput Record..1977

World Powerlifting Champion..1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Broken.. More than 40 World Powerlifting Records
Status.. Undefeated Powerlifting Competitor

Bev Francis First woman to Bench Press over 300lbs.
Best Lifts.. Squat 500lbs. Bench Press 335lbs. Deadlift 501lbs.
Star of Movie.. "Pumping Iron II-The Women" Filmed 1983..Released1985

IFBB World Professional Bodybuilding Championship.. First Place Winner..1987
Ms. Olympia Bodybuilding Championship.. Third Place Winner.. 1987,1988,1989
Ms. Olympia Bodybuilding Championship.. Second Place Winner..1990,1991

Opened.. "Bev Francis' Bodybuilding Gym" Long Island, New York..1987
Expanded Gym To.."Bev Francis Gold's Gym"-Syosset, New York..1990
Changed Name to Powerhouse Gym, Bev Francis.. 2005

Writing & Producing Accomplishments

Co-author of "Bev Francis' Power Body building" Book
Produced Training Video.." Hard Core Training With World Champion Bev Francis"
Contributor to Monthly article Published in "Female Body building" Magazine
Writer for "Flex", "Ironman" and "Muscle and Fitness" Magazines

Bev Francis