Robert Nailon (the photographer)

In 1963 Robert entered his first body building competition, Mr. Australia (Junior). This was the culmination of his displeasure at being a ‘skinny little kid’. Since that time he has developed a system firstly designed to assist body builders and later to help customers at his own gym either build up, trim down, get fit or whatever it was that their goals were.

During 12 years of competition Robert came into contact and trained with many of the greats of the body building world such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Larry Scott, Dave Draper and Reg Park. As such he has benefited from many of the best of the fitness industry from around the world.

At the end of his competitive career Robert decided to open his own gym. In 1975 he opened the Randwick Fitness Centre and began to pass on the experience he had gained and developed during his years of competition. Through a regime of diet and light exercise Roberts’ clients have achieved amazing results. More recently he has moved out of the personal fitness industry into a much deserved and very busy retirement!

Check out the article about the 1980 Mr Olympia which was published on!