James Crossley

The Ultimate Gladiator

You may know James better as “Hunter”, from ITVs Hit show Gladiators he was crowned The Ultimate Gladiator in the final Gladiator Vs. Gladiator showdown in 2000. James Started lifting weights at 12 years old and by the time he was 19 had won over 15 bodybuilding titles, this is where he was head hunted to audition for Gladiators. Post Gladiators James retrained as an actor touring plays all over the world including a 2-year stint in the USA with the prestigious Peter Hall company.

Always looking for a challenge and the ultimate goal setter James has competed in marathons, triathlons and most recently Strongman competitions. In 2017 he was crowned England’s Strongest Master and broke 2 Masters British Powerlifting records. In 2018 managed to break the World Record for the ancient Dinnie Stone lift in Scotland.

James Crossley is a fitness expert writer and columnist writing for magazines such as: Men’s Health, The Telegraph, Coach Magazine and Cycling World. James speaks all over the country in schools and workplaces educating children on the importance of being active and living a healthy lifestyle.

He has done national campaigns on anti- bullying, stress of exams, metal health and playing with fireworks. James has just launched his Fitat40+ home video and is currently touring offices doing presentations and workouts on improving health, wellbeing and motivating workers to a better lifestyle.

To book James Crossley as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

See what people had to say about James, here:

“James put so much time and dedication into the workshop. Each person felt valued and listened to his advice. Also he gave advice not just for today but long term. He backed it all up with medical evidence and made the session interactive and fun” – Bryan Cave Solicitors

“James was very professional with his delivery –Students particularly enjoyed the health and fitness section, I look forward to working with James again” – Ilford County High School

“The kids loved seeing James in a well structured exciting session. First a health and fitness session a presentation then Q and A. That lunchtime the dinner ladies didn’t serve one portion of chips! Thanks James “ – Upper Poppleton School

When he’s at corporate events, James is known to cover the following topics:

  • Correlations Between Sport & Business
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Competitiveness
  • Mental Health
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Reporting