Neil Currey (1988-2023) was a British bodybuilder, personal trainer, and entrepreneur who died in September 2023. He competed in many bodybuilding competitions including the 2022 Mr. Olympia competition.
Neil Peter Currey was born on Tuesday, 15 November 1988 (age 34 years; at the time of death) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He moved to London when he was 16 years old. He pursued a foundation degree in Health and Fitness at the University of Bath from 2007 to 2009.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 115 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 52″, Waist 32″, Biceps 19″
He belonged to a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Peter Currey, and his mother’s name is Sandra Currey, who works as a Programme Development Worker at Derbyshire County Council. He had a sister named Rachel Currey.
Wife & Children
He was unmarried and did not have any children.
He had a maternal grandmother named Brenda. He had a cousin (brother) named Tom Currey.
At the time of his death, he was in a four-year relationship with his girlfriend, Becci Grant, who is a South Yorkshire-based advanced aesthetics & skin specialist.
He followed Christianity.
Neil was a British citizen.
After moving to London, he started working at a Fitness First Gym as a personal trainer.
When he was 19 years old, the manager of the gym took a paternity leave following which Currey became the gym manager. He later became the area manager and ran around 6 gyms in London which generated £3.5 million in profits. He later worked as the Operations Director for a boutique company.
He later became a professional bodybuilder. After achieving success as a professional bodybuilder, he started giving online coaching sessions to his clients.
When he was 27 years old, he sold his penthouse apartment in London and G-Wagon SUV and moved to his mother’s apartment. After 3 years of training, he became a WFBB (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) Pro. He participated in his first bodybuilding competition in 2017, standing 5th in the pro muscle category at the 2017 World Championships.
He won his Pro Card after winning the top spot at the 2018 NPC Worldwide Amateur Olympia Italy in the Men’s Classic Physique – Class C category. He secured 7th place finishes in both the Yamamoto Pro Cup and the Kuwait Pro in 2019. He had a 9th-place finish at the Europa Pro competition. He had a 2nd place finish at the Tampa Pro, and a 3rd place finish at both the Puerto Rico Pro and the Xtreme Bodybuilding & Fitness Pro Men’s Classic Physique in 2021.
In 2022, he was crowned winner at the New York Pro. He later became an IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness) Pro. In the 2022 Mr. Olympia Classic Physique category, he came 16th.
Neil Currey’s Every Day Schedule
In an interview, Neil revealed that he used to wake up at 3 a.m. every day to accommodate four training sessions including 2 weightlifting sessions and 2 cardio sessions, 6 meals, and his personal coaching sessions. He used to do 1 hour of cardio from 3: 30 am to 4:30 am. He then took his health supplements immediately after the cardio. Around 5 a.m., he used to reply to his clients about the workout sessions. At 6 a.m., he used to have his first meal and then slept for around 2 hours. Around 11 am, he used to eat his pre-workout meal followed by the weightlifting session from 12 noon to 2 pm.
Around 3 p.m., he used to eat his post-workout meal. He again used to eat around 5 pm followed by a workout session from 7 pm and a post-workout meal at 9 pm. From 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., he used to do cardio on the treadmill at his home. He used to eat the last meal of the day around 11 p.m.
Diet & Supplements
Neil Currey mainly used to eat beef, rice and potatoes spread over 6 meals throughout the day. He used to take ISO[H1] Grass Fed Whey Isolate Protein Powder to fulfil his protein requirements.
He often included around 10 gms of Tangy Raspberry Silo9 Essential Amino Acids, 75 gms of CDX Cluster Dextrin Carb Powder, 5 gms of Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, and Fermented Glutamine in his pre-workout drinks.
In May 2020, he launched his own merchandise brand named Machine Mentality, in partnership with Rebecca Jane Grant, which mainly consisted of T-shirts and hoodies.
Neil Currey’s former coach Milos Sarcev posted on Instagram about Currey’s death on 12 September 2023 at the age of 34 years. Although he initially claimed that Currey committed suicide as he was suffering from mental health issues, there was no confirmation about it as the post was later edited and no such mention was made about suicide.
He had inked a girl’s face on his right hand and a pattern on his left abdomen.
- He trained under the renowned bodybuilder Milos Sarcev for the 2022 New York Pro and later trained under Ben Chow.
- Neil Currey gained around 42 pounds of weight in four months after 2022 Mr Olympia as he went from 215 pounds to 257 pounds.
- In November 2022, he signed up with Fouad Abiad’s athlete management company named Hosstile.
IFBB Pro Neil Currey is on a mission. His sights are on open-class Bodybuilding, and he’s not slowing down! 🔥
— HOSSTILE (@hosstilesupps) February 21, 2023