Butch Paradis: Paradis Fitness Systems
Butch Paradis was born September 21, 1956. A Bristol, Connecticut resident and owner/operator of Paradis Fitness Systems, Connecticut's longest running Personal Training Center established in 1988.
Butch started lifting weights at age 10 and is going even stronger at it today. He was a member of the first U.S.M.C. (United States Marine Corps) Power Lifting Team 1974-1975. He won the overall title at the 1993 A.A.U. (Amateur Athletic Union) Mr. Cap Cod and 1994 A.A.U. Mr. Connecticut. He also won the 1994 Natural Mr. Connecticut and the 1999 Masters Mr. Connecticut.
Butch has entered many bodybuilding events over the years and has competed in Musclemania Atlantic Masters and Open Men divisions. In 1999 he placed 3rd, 2000 he placed 5th, 2001 he took 4th place, and 2003 he placed 8th.
Butch is a lifetime drug-free athlete and at 5' foot 8" inches tall weighs 185 pounds. He has been featured as a bodybuilder and personal trainer on ESPN, and Channel 8 News. His articles and photos have been featured in the magazines Muscular Development, Health & Strength, and a feature story in "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" series. Also, the Bristol Press Hartford Courant, New Britain Herald, and Bristol Today newspapers.
He is Nationally Certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. His long list of clients include Joe Gaetani a 1992 Paraolympics Gold Medal Winner, Joe Theisman a professional football player, Michelle Griffo a professional volleyball player, Tina Aston runner-up 1990 and 1991 Ms Connecticut Pageant and Cindy Gruss a Fitness Atlantic Pageant top ten finalist.
Butch believes in taking his own medicine as he follows a strict diet and weight training regimen which makes him a great person to give advice to new and up-coming bodybuilders.
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