January 7, 2016


Born February 15, 1955, in 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 and 100 meter reserve
Broke Australian Shotput Record: 1977

World Powerlifting Champion: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Broken more than 40 World Powerlifting records

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 in 1983, released 1985

IFBB World Professional Bodybuilding Championship: 1st place – 1987
Ms. Olympia Bodybuilding Championship: 3rd place – 1987, 1988, 1989
Ms. Olympia Bodybuilding Championship: 2nd place – 1990, 1991

Opened “Bev Francis Bodybuilding Gym” – Long Island, New York in 1987
Expanded Gym to “Bev Francis Gold’s Gym” – Syosset, New York in 1990
Changed name to Powerhouse Gym, Bev Francis in 2005

Bev Francis magazine covers

Writing & Producing Accomplishments

Co-author of Bev Francis’ Power Bodybuilding
Produced training video Hard Core Training With World Champion Bev Francis
Contributor to monthly article published in Female Bodybuilding Magazine
Writer for FLEX, Ironman and Muscle and Fitness Magazines

Bev Francis Posing Routine in Pumping Iron II

Bev Francis Gallery