Obi Obadike is the current Telly Award winning TV co-host of a national syndicated health TV show called Lifestyle Magazine over the last 4 seasons. And he has won 3 Telly Awards associated with that show as a TV host.
This show airs every week on the Hope Channel, Family Channel, NRB Sky Angel and other national faith based network channels. The health TV show airs in many international different countries around the world.
He is a nationally recognized celebrity fitness/nutrition expert who has graced the cover of over fifty fitness magazines and has written over 100 articles, making him one of the most published fitness experts over the past decade. He has graced more fitness magazine covers than any African-American fitness professional.
He recently co-wrote a diet and exercise book with Hollywood TV Actor and movie star Morris Chestnut called TheCut. Obi has been featured on major national Daytime TV Talk shows as a co-author guest with Morris Chestnut such as Dr Oz, Wendy Williams, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, ABC News Radio with Candice Williams, Steve Harvey The Chew, etc.
He has been featured in mainstream fitness magazines such as Women’s Health, Shape Magazine, Muscle and Performance, Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness and other domestic and international fitness magazines. He has been a fitness expert writer/columnist off and on for more than 8 different magazines and popular fitness websites over the last decade.
In 2015 he was the co-host and co-judge on a fitness reality competition show, Sweat Inc. on Spike TV, which was also hosted & judged by Jillian Michaels & co-judged and co-hosted by Randy Hetrick, Founder & CEO of TRX. This show aired in the Fall of 2015. And in May 2016 it is aired in Europe, Belgium and Netherlands on Spike TV.
In December 2015 he was recognized as the #1 influencer in the world in the areas of fitness and health on Twitter by a top social media analysis company Onalytica.
He has made national TV appearances as a nutrition and fitness expert on NBC’s Access Hollywood and Roland Martin’s TV NewsOne TV show as well as Fox Evening News, KTLA Morning News and other national and local TV shows.
In January 2014 he was recognized by Dr Oz’s Sharecare.com as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Fitness Experts On The Web.
He had a popular column called Ask The Ripped Dude for the largest fitness website in the world – bodybuilding.com – for 3 years. He was named Writer of the Year for Bodybuilding.com in December 2012.
In May 2013 he was one of the lead fitness/health and wellness experts for the Turner Network’s Health and Wellness Entertainment brand called Upwave. He created exercise videos and health and wellness tips for their digital and on-air mediums. Those lifestyle videos were bought by WebMD and are now featured on their website and YouTube channel.
Obi was a Top Division I collegiate track sprinter at Cal State Fullerton where he was the school record holder in the 100 and 200 meters & 400 meter relay. And he was an All-Big west conference performer two years in a row. He played basketball in High-school and college. He won sprinter of the year at Damien High School and co-athlete of the year and he when graduated from the school he was 2nd fastest guy in the history of the school.
He was also Co-Athlete Of The Year at the university and he holds B.A.,B.S and M.S. university degrees. He holds a certification as a fitness and nutrition expert with the ISSA. He is also a police academy graduate from Rio Hondo Police Academy where he graduated at the top of his class where he broke most of the physical agility records while at the academy.
Recognized as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Fitness Experts
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Recognized as the most influential fitness expert
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Named 2012 Bodybuilding.com Writer of The Year
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