À PROPOS D'HUGO GIRARD

athlete - LEADER - SPEAKER - ENTREPRENEUR - SPEAKER - AUTHOR

Having begun his career as a police officer for the City of Gatineau in 1996, Hugo Girard is now a speaker and spokesperson for several companies. A fitness coach and host of TV shows such as Les rénos d’Hugo, 321 BBQ and À vos risques et périls, Hugo Girard is a former strength athlete, bodybuilder and strongman championship organizer. Entrepreneur and owner of several lines of dietary supplements (Hugo Nutrition), he also has his own Hugo Strong clothing brand.

A native of Portneuf-sur-Mer on Quebec’s North Shore, he began training at the age of 5, and by 12 was already determined to become the strongest man in the world. In 2022, he achieved this feat by winning the IFSA SuperSeries World Championship title. He was Canadian champion of his sport from 1995 to 2004 and North American champion from 2001 to 2002. One of his most remarkable feats was to pull an 80-ton Boeing 737 100 feet in 43 seconds.

For more than 10 years, he took part in numerous strongman competitions on the international circuit, winning several titles in the process:

  • 6 times IFSA Super Series 2002 strongest man in the world.
  • 6 times Canada’s strongest man.
  • 2 times North America’s strongest man.
  • 4-time World Muscle Power Champion.

Through his strongman career, his international professional athletic career and his entrepreneurial success, Hugo demonstrates that success depends on oneself and one’s own will to act!

But Hugo Girard is much more than a legendary strongman...


ANIMATEUR À LA RADIO ET À LA TÉLÉVISION

On the radio, Hugo co-hosts Les Impossibles du midi on CKOI, and on television, he hosts À vos risques et périls (nominated for a 2017 Prix Gémeaux), Les rénos d’Hugo for a sixth season, Du coeur et des bras, Fou du BBQ, and the latest Bienvenue aux touristes, broadcast on TVA, CASA ET ÉVASION.

Photo credit: LA PRESSE

On the radio, Hugo co-hosts Les Impossibles du midi on CKOI, and on television, he hosts À vos risques et périls (nominated for a 2017 Prix Gémeaux), Les rénos d’Hugo for a sixth season, Du coeur et des bras, Fou du BBQ, and the latest Bienvenue aux touristes, broadcast on TVA, CASA ET ÉVASION.

Photo credit: LA PRESSE


ENTREPRENEUR

An entrepreneur at heart, Hugo Girard also owns 2 businesses. Hugo Strong, offering comfortable, durable and avant-garde workwear adapted to the realities of today’s workers and athletes. Hugo Nutrition, a range of training supplements to build muscle, lose fat and reach your goals faster.

CLOTHING FOR WORKERS AND ATHLETES

Despite his imposing stature, Hugo Girard recently found a European company that met his quality criteria. A collaboration that led to the exclusive creation of Hugo Strong’s sustainable clothing range, specially designed for the Quebec construction market. In partnership with entrepreneur Mario Fournier.

TOP-QUALITY PROTEIN BARS AND POWDERS

As Hugo became a champion, known nationwide as the strongest man in the world, he discovered that his true calling was to inspire and empower others through strength training and nutrition. So, in partnership with entrepreneur June Cai, he founded Hugo Nutrition, a renowned brand offering high-quality protein bars and powders to help individuals on their strength training journey.

CLOTHING FOR WORKERS AND ATHLETES

Despite his imposing stature, Hugo Girard recently found a European company that met his quality criteria. A collaboration that led to the exclusive creation of Hugo Strong’s sustainable clothing range, specially designed for the Quebec construction market. In partnership with entrepreneur Mario Fournier.

TOP-QUALITY PROTEIN BARS AND POWDERS

As Hugo became a champion, known nationwide as the strongest man in the world, he discovered that his true calling was to inspire and empower others through strength training and nutrition. So, in partnership with entrepreneur June Cai, he founded Hugo Nutrition, a renowned brand offering high-quality protein bars and powders to help individuals on their strength training journey.


DES PROJETS ET DES DÉFIS PLEIN LA TÊTE

Hugo Girard is also a Quebec-wide speaker on motivation and occupational health and safety for businesses. He is also a spokesperson for several companies, including BRM, Thaïzone, Groupe Olivier and Alexi Construction.

And the projects continue, such as the release of his books L’Iceberg, recounting his exceptional career, and Et comme j’ai peur de rien, recounting the behind-the-scenes story of the À vos Risques et périls series.

For several years now, he has been perfecting his playing skills through various training courses, always ready to take on new challenges.


Son parcours, son mode de vie et ses réussites reposent sur deux mots clés : travail et discipline

Despite all the visibility afforded by the many titles he has won over the course of his career, the most important thing for him remains the invisible, the day-to-day efforts and determination, because one day you realize that these are what make the greatest feats. The real challenge is not to win titles.

"The real competition is against yourself!"