Eaglesham Training for Gymshark
By Dan Silvia
Graeme Eaglesham has had to switch gears a few times, but he has never once been knocked off track.
Eaglesham, a former player for the Bellevue University men’s soccer team, served as student speaker upon graduation in 2015, and is currently an assistant coach for the Bruins. One of those gear-shifting moments occurred a few years back when a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) led him to change his focus from getting fit for the pitch to training as a bodybuilder. That new direction has now led to a sponsorship deal with Gymshark, a fitness apparel and accessories company based in the United Kingdom.
“As an ambassador for their brand, I’ll promote their brand through my social media content, in picture and video form, as I share workout, nutrition, and lifestyle tips,” explained Eaglesham, who earned his degree in Health and Human Performance “I’ll receive clothing from them on a monthly basis. I’ll attend several Gymshark events and photo shoots throughout the country.”
In order to catch the attention of Gymshark, Eaglesham started an Instagram campaign he called Quest to be a Gymshark. He posted a photo or video to Instagram every single day for over 1,000 days. Each photo caption started with Quest to be a Gymshark.
Eaglesham, who is from Maidens, Scotland, was inspired by Gymshark when he started to gravitate toward bodybuilding.
“After I tore my ACL a few years ago, I didn't really know what I wanted to do,” he said. “I joined a gym and a couple of my friends were wearing some gym clothes from a new company at the time, Gymshark. From there, I found a lot of the Gymshark athletes making YouTube videos and gained motivation from them. I want to motivate others like those guys did for me. I wanted to be on the Gymshark team from that point forward.”
Eaglesham has attacked bodybuilding with the same vigor that saw him score 28 goals in his Bellevue University career
“I enjoy that you can shape your body into any form you want. The discipline required in bodybuilding can be applied to any part of your life,” he said.