He taught me to read my body like a book and fine tune it like a well oiled machine, which eventually led me to win the heavyweight title at the Canadians.
1987 Hamilton Bodybuilding Championships; 3rd Middleweight
1989 Kitchener Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Middleweight& Overall
1989 Bluewater Classic Bodybuilding; Championships 1st Middleweight
1990 Northern Ontario Bodybuilding; Championships 1st Middleweight
1991 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Light Heavy
1992 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Light Heavy
1993 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Light Heavy
1996 Western Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 3rd Light Heavy
1993 Western Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Light Heavy
1993 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 2nd Light Heavy
1998 Canadian Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Light Heavy
1998 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Light Heavy & Overall
1999 Canadian Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Heavyweight
2000 Canadian Bodybuilding Championships; 4th Heavyweight
2001 Ontario Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Heavyweight
2002 Canadian Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Heavyweight
2003 Canadian Bodybuilding Championships; 3rd Heavyweight
2003 Choice of Champions Bodybuilding Championships; 1st Heavyweight
Hello I would like to introduce myself, my name is Kevin Smith and I reside in Mitchell, Ontario.
I first started training in high school after seeing pictures of Arnold in a friend’s magazine. Once I started working out I was hooked. A few years later I was convinced by the owner of the gym that I trained at, at the time to compete in a junior show. I just turned 21 and had to do an open show, so I competed in the Hamilton Bodybuilding Championships and placed 3rd mw. At that point I was hooked but had to finish college first. After I competed for a few years as a middleweight and won all my shows until it was time to move up to light heavyweight. I could not dial myself in at this weight and got frustrated, so I took a few years off.
In 1996 I competed again and in 1993 placed 2nd in the Ontario’s as a light heavyweight. I found I still wasn’t happy with my conditioning, I felt to flat. This is where Scott Abel entered the picture. I knew Scott from a gym I trained in London, Ontario in 1989. If my memory serves me correct Scott was preparing for a show and was as wide as a barn door. I knew of his reputation and saw how incredible his clients looked on stage. I knew if I was going to tackle the Canada’s I best be trained by the most knowledgeable trainer in the country. With his track record I’d be a fool not to.
I signed up with Scott in the spring of 1998 and from that point forward my body excelled beyond my wildest dreams. I competed at the Canada’s that year in the best shape of my life; you know those shredded glutes, which is Scott’s trademark. From that point forward Scott helped prepare me both mentally and physically for my shows. He taught me to read my body like a book and fine tune it like a well oiled machine, which eventually led me to win the heavyweight title at the Canadians.
I must commend Scott on his truthfulness and honesty with no sugar coating added. Just telling you how it is and what is expected of you for you to excel to be your absolute best.
As Scott tells us, we are the ones who sacrifice and do the hard work to get to the goals we seek. But Scott is the Artist and with his tools of knowledge and support he sculpts our bodies into a fine piece of art. If you listen and learn from Scott, only great things can come of you. All I can say, is thank you Scott for being who you are and there should be more trainers out there like you who give 110% to their clients.
To know Kevin is to know a pretty special guy. He is always understated in his approach. In all my years I haven’t met too many people with such a real love for the sport. I mean a passion that extends beyond his own physique. Competition wise I’ve never seen anyone have to pay as many dues as Kevin did to get to the top. He has won the Ontario’s I don’t know how many times and won the Heavy Weight class at Nationals as well. this guy has put in the work folks !!! Never looks for the easy way out.
Best thing about Kevin is that he never changes. Whether two weeks before a show and running on empty or off-season, his demeanor is always the same. Probably cause he loves it all so much. Nice change from how most people get diet time. In fact Kevin is so different than most, his nickname amongst the Abel Team was “the Baker” When Kevin was dieting for shows he would start baking insane amounts and types of decadent foods, and just drop them off for people. It was awesome. Most people don’t want to even be around that kind of food when dieting, but that’s how different Kevin is. If you know him for any length of time you know him as just a genuine family man, with a real inner peace about himself and how he is. I look forward to the day he tells me he now wants to compete in the Master’s Nationals !!!!! And by the way, his pics do him no justice !!!!