FLEX is proud to announce that IFBB Pro League athlete Fouad Abiad is offically under contract with Weider/AMI. The relationship began in late 2010 as Abiad began his preparations for the 2011 FLEX Pro. During the months leading up to the contest, Abiad contributed a very popular weekly blog, training videos, and interviews. This all culminated in a spectacular third-place finish at the FLEX Pro.
“Being part of the Weider family is every bodybuilder’s dream,” Abiad said. “There is something about being in the pages of FLEX that just make you more proud to be a bodybuilder than any other magazine! FLEX magazine has a mystique and a prestige about it that no other magazine has, to finally be a part of that means everything to me!”
It only made sense for both FLEX and Abiad to continue this close relationship as his career moves forward. Abiad has proven to be dedicated not only to his physique, but more importantly to the bodybuilding community. FLEX editor-in-chief Allan Donnelly had this to say about the signing:
“We are very happy to be able to welcome Fouad to the Weider team. He’s shown a tremendous amount of drive over these past few months and that served him well at the FLEX Pro. We’re confident he will continue to rise up the ranks of the IFBB Professional League in the future and, like the all bodybuilding fans, we look forward to seeing him in the pages of FLEX.”
With the Arnold Classic only days away, Abiad has his sights set on the Top 5. His performance at the FLEX Pro coupled with his new Weider contract has given Abiad a renewed confidence heading into his first Arnold Classic this weekend, where he will stand toe-to-toe with the IFBB Pro League elite.