|2X Mr Natural USA is 2008 NCADFA National Spokesperson
NCADFA Press Release
New Milford, NJ - May 1, 2008 - The National Coalition for the Advancement of Drug- Free Athletics, Inc. (NCADFA) is proud to announce that Jean Laguerre, Master Trainer & 2x Mr. Natural U.S.A. has joined our team as a National Spokesperson for our 2008 "Choose NOT to Use(R) Performance Enhancing Drugs Campaign."
"We are excited and honored to have Jean as our partner and spokesperson. Over his long bodybuilding & fitness career, Jean has demonstrated solid leadership skills, a committed, honest and natural work ethic, as well as a deep dedication to helping the youth of America succeed naturally. He is a true champion and has the long career and character to back it up.
Jean is someone who throughout his life had the courage to do what's right and has walked-the-walk. His message of natural fitness and an active lifestyle is powerful and he is deeply committed to inspiring the next generation of natural athletes as a member of the NCADFA. It is for these reasons, the NCADFA has chosen that Jean Laguerre is the perfect spokes-person for our Choose NOT to Use(R) Campaign," says NCADFA Founder and President, Dr. Vic Naumov, DC.
Throughout 2008, Jean will be available for guest speaking appearances exclusively through the NCADFA. Also, his image and name will appear on and be associated with, all of the NCADFA's Choose NOT to Use(R) Campaign's promotional material and events throughout the country.The NCADFA is committed to working closely with Jean throughout 2008 in the continued development of its Choose NOT to Use(R) Awareness/Education/Leadership package which will be available to the over 27,000 high schools across the U.S.
"The goal of our campaign is simple, over the next year we will attempt to reach out to the over 7 million high school athletes and encourage them all to Choose NOT to Use(R) performance enhancing drugs of any kind," says Dr. Naumov. The latest national figures indicate that 6% of teenage athletes have admitted to using anabolic steroids.
Jean Laguerre's Biography:
My name is Jean Laguerre. I am a certified trainer Master Trainer. I've had my personal training business for the last 16 years. I'm also a professional bodybuilder with a competitive career that lasted from 1980 to 2004. I'm a former Teenage New York City champion as well as a former Eastern America champion and a 2x Mr. Natural USA Champion.
Fitness has been my life and my profession. My goal has been to inspire, educate and teach people how to take better care of themselves through education, knowledge and proper training. I've taught hundreds from teenagers to adults over 65 years of age. I'm also married 18 years with 3 kids of my own, two in high school and one in elementary school.
The devastation that has hit the United States in terms of drug usage, alcohol and smoking rate is an awakening that everyone has to take notice of to realize that the generation that is to come must be better prepared educationally and physically on taking care of their bodies as well as their minds.
My goal is to make a difference in the lives of the coming generation so they can be better prepared to carry the torch for the future to make this a better world and a better nation. Most teenagers today are not at their healthiest and most active state of physical consciousness and well being due to smoking, drinking and drugs. I want to help change that. I feel that I can help empower kids to change their ways having been in their position with the exception that I was always driven to become a top athelete starting from the age of 16 years, I was on a quest to become a top natural bodybuilder, despising steroids and performance enhancing drugs for a better and more long term state of well being.
At 18, I had won my first Teenage New York title and by the age of 19 I went on to win 8 local state and national teenage titles consecutively and then duplicating it as an adult going on to win the Natural U.S.A. title twice and competing successfully as a natural international competitior. With accomplishments such as placing top 5 in the Universe 3x and 11th in the world and top 3 internationally twice. Given the opportunity, I want to educate and change the direction that are teenagers are going and I have a teen that is equally dedicated to assist in helping me manifest this change.
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Formed in October of 2004, the National Coalition for the Advancement of Drug Free Athletics, Inc. is a New Jersey based, IRS 501(c)(3), non-profit charitable organization. The NCADFA addresses the issue of performance enhancing drugs and other substances. The organization offers athletes, sports organizations, parents, coaches and teacher's educational information that stresses drug prevention along with natural strategies for performance enhancement. These strategies include the importance of a proper functioning nervous system, nutrition, exercise, rest and recuperation, mental focus and mind-body balance for optimal health, complete recovery and peak human performance. The NCADFA's message is straight and clear, when it comes to drugs in sports, we encourage athletes to: Choose NOT to Use(R). Choose NOT to Use is a registered trademark of the NCADFA. All rights reserved.