IFBB Pro Charles “The Dragon” Curtis is a Philippine-born native who resides in Phoenix, AZ. He is the CEO of his personal training & meal prep company Cx2 Training & Nutrition LLC. He's of Filipino, Japanese & African American descent. He first started competing in 2010 at the AZ open, where he placed second as a lightweight where he fell in love with bodybuilding. In 2016, he earned his pro card at the USAs as a middleweight bodybuilder. In 2018, he switched to Classic Physique and did his first two Classic Pro debuts at the Legion Sports Fest and the Ultimate Warriors where he placed second out of a tough line up of competitors, including Olympians. He is now preparing for the 2019 Arnold Classic and working his way to the 2019 Olympia.
When asked what motivates him and why he started his company, he stated: “I have a passion for this sport. And for the lifestyle. For me, bodybuilding is a form of expression. Just like my tattoos, my piercings, and my physique. It’s who I am, and I enjoy the art behind all that’s around me. Being able to display my work and art on stage is something I enjoy very much. I enjoy seeing myself improve each day. I also enjoy seeing others change and improve their lives; that’s why I help those who want the opportunity to change. I enjoy seeing people’s faces when I show them their progress photos, and they see all the hard work is paying off. It’s my way of giving back. I want to help motivate people that no matter what happens in life, you can always keep moving forward and become successful. My son was 2 1/2 in 2011 when he was murdered. I didn’t let that stop me. I kept pushing and used that pain to succeed and help others. My journey isn’t over. My story is just getting started.”