More than meets the eye: Stu Reardon


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Stuart Reardon (SR) or Stu as he prefers, is an English professional Rugby player who currently plays for North Wales Crusaders as a Fullback, Wing or Centre; however, that isn’t his only vocation. This 6 foot hunk is also a Professional Model, Online Fitness Trainer and Chef! With his lean, muscled physique and dark good looks, Stu is literally the epitome of a tall dark handsome stranger, even better are the tattoos which add a certain edge to this gentleman’s aura.

Stu, 33, has played for numerous teams in his rugby career, after he signed for Bradford Bulls in 2000 aged 18, but he rose to fame when he signed for the Salford City Reds. Reardon (despite the unfortunate relegation of the Reds) was chosen to play for his country and joined the England ‘A’ Tour of Fiji and Tonga in addition to going from Academy to Super League and  Test Rugby League between 2002 and 2004.  Reardon returned to the Bulls in 2003, joining the first team and represented the England ‘A’ Team in the 2003 European Nations Cup against Wales and France.  Reardon also won caps for Great Britain while at Bradford Bulls in 2004 and 2005.  Unfortunately he missed the second half of the 2005 campaign due to an injury, but did make the England side at the end of the season going on to tour Australia and New Zealand as a stand-by for the Great Britain squad in 2006. Reardon won the double with A.S.C Carcassonne in France in 2012 and won the double in 2013 with North Wales Crusaders, the same team he currently plays for today.

There aren’t many Rugby players who can say they play at a professional level and represent their country while managing to have a successful modeling career; but Reardon seems to prove it is all possible as well as turning his hand to online training and cooking to help others become healthier and fitter.  Reardon seems to juggle his busy schedule and young family with ease, all the while being friendly, good-natured and charismatic gentleman to his fans and followers on his social media sites.

Here at Sinfully Sexy we have admired Mr. Reardon from afar, we boldly asked Stu, to do our interview for our blog.  Honestly, we were secretly rather tentative and (although hopeful by some small chance he may agree), we never imagined someone as well-known as Stu would see our request amongst the hundreds he receives on a daily basis.   Imagine our surprise when not only did he read it, but replied agreeing (literally our jaws dropped)!   He is exactly the Man behind the photographs we always hoped he would be; approachable, humble, down to earth and kind with a great sense of humor.

The SS Ladies wish him all the best in all of his professional endeavors, and send him our huge congratulations on his upcoming wedding to his beautiful fiancée, Emma; with all the happiness in the world to both of them and their son, for the future!

Now it is your chance to get to know the man behind the photos in our interview!

 

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Vital Statistics:

 

Full Name: STUART REARDON
Age: 33
Birthday: 13TH OCTOBER
Hometown: WARRINGTON, UK
Nickname(s)?: ROCKET
Relationship status: ENGAGED (SORRY)
Profession(s): PRO RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALLER / MODEL
Height: 6 FT
Eye colour: HAZEL
Hair colour: BLACK

Stu’s Favourites:

Song: USE SOMEBODY – KINGS OF LEON
Film/TV Show: WALKING DEAD/GAME OF THRONES
Food: FILLET STEAK
Sport (not including weight training): BOXING
Travel Destination: ANYWHERE WARM (Spoke like a true Brit haha- SS)


 

Your fans, our followers, and of course us, are all especially keen to get to know the person behind the pictures; and although we have seen glimpses of your personality on your Instagram page, it has only whet our interest more.

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So let’s get started… 

(SS): I know WE all know who you are but how would you introduce yourself to the readers who aren’t familiar with you? 

(SR):I AM A PRO RUGBY PLAYER AND MODEL, WHO LOVES HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I ALSO RUN AN ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMME CALLED FNF THAT YOU DO WITH ME IN YOUR OWN HOME AT YOUR OWN TIME (Link for Stu’s fitness programme will be included at the bottom and the next programme starts on the 25th of May 2015 – SS).


(SS): Describe yourself in five words?  

(SR): PASSIONATE, FRIENDLY, MOTIVATED, DRIVEN, FUNNY.

 

(SS): What would you consider to be your best feature? 

(SR): MY PERSONALITY.

 

(SS): What is your number one priority?

(SR): TO BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING I HAVE.

 

(SS): What’s your greatest accomplishment, to date?

(SR): IN MY PERSONAL LIFE – MY SON.
(SR): PROFESSIONALLY- IT WOULD BE REPRESENTING MY COUNTRY IN RUGBY.

 

(SS): What is the hardest decision you have ever made and what is the most valuable lesson you have learnt from this? 

(SR): I HAVE MADE LOTS OF TOUGH DECISIONS IN MY PERSONAL LIFE AND I HAVE LEARNT NEVER TO HAVE REGRETS.

 

(SS): Do you have a favourite inspirational/motivational quote/motto that you live by?

(SR): I HAVE 2. “GRIP IT AND RIP IT”, THEN, “ONE LIFE, ONE CHANCE, NO REGRETS”.

 

(SS): What is the best advice someone has ever given you?

(SR): TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED BACK.

 

(SS): What did you want to be when you were younger?

(SR): WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG I WANTED TO BE A VET AND I USED TO GO DIG ALL THE WORMS UP WITH MY MUM’S SPOONS.  THEN I AS I GOT OLDER I WANTED TO BE A BOXER.

 

(SS): Who is your hero or whom do you admire the most (Can be past or present, famous or someone you personally know) and why?

(SR): FLOYD MAYWEATHER BECAUSE HE IS UNBEATEN AND MY DAD.

 

(SS): Have you got any secret/hidden talents that people would be surprised to know?

(SR): I DO SOME IMPRESSIONS, DIFFERENT ACCENTS AND PLAY SOME GUITAR (would love to see some of your impressions Stu! – SS)

 

(SS): What skill or ability do you wish you had and why?

(SR): INVINCIBILITY, TIME TRAVEL AND TO FLY.  I CAN LIVE FOREVER AND FLY FROM ONE TIME TO ANOTHER.

 

(SS): Can you cook, if so what is your signature dish?

(SR): I DO MOST OF THE COOKING, CHECK OUT MY ‘CHEF STU COOKS FOR YOU’ ON MY YOUTUBE.  I LIKE STIR FRYS THEY ARE QUICK AND HEALTHY (see Link below – SS).


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WORK/FITNESS/AMBITIONS

 

(SS): Did you always have the ambition to be fitness model?

(SR): NO I FELL INTO IT REALLY.

 

(SS): What prompted you to begin training and why?

(SR): AFTER WATCHING THE ROCKY MOVIES I WANTED TO GET FIT SO I COULD BOX.

 

(SS): What keeps you motivated?

(SR): PASSION TO ALWAYS IMPROVE.

 

(SS): Besides the gym how do you spend a typical day?

(SR): WELL THE GYM IS A BIG PART OF MY DAY. I GO A COUPLE OF TIMES A DAY,  THEN I DO RUGBY TRAINING.  I MAY HAVE A PHOTO SHOOT, I DO SOCIAL MEDIA STUFF, THEN USUALLY A 20 MINUTE BRAINSTORM TO RULE THE WORLD BUT I’M STILL WORKING ON THAT ONE (haha are you Pinky or the Brain? reference to a kid’s TV show… I may be the only person who remembers their constant plans to rule the world though-Sam SS).

 

(SS): What are your future ambitions?

(SR): WORKOUT IN SPACE – I AM A BIG SCI-FI GEEK (now this is an original answer haven’t had this one yet!-SS).

(SS): If you could give advice to aspiring fitness model, what would it be?

(SR): START YOUNG, HAVE A PLAN, WORK HARD CAUSE YOU WON’T GET ANYTHING WITHOUT PUTTING IN THE WORK.


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The Hypothetical questions:

 

(SS): If you could have any career besides what you do now (with no limitations of qualifications or locations) what would you choose and why?

(SR): BOXER OR ACTOR – THEY ARE BOTH SOLO CAREERS BOTH WITH VERY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES.

 

(SS): If your house was on fire and you could grab three things what would you take? 

(SR): MY FIANCEE EMMA, MY SON AND SOME MARSHMALLOWS TO ROAST ON THE FIRE.

 

(SS): If you could be a fictional character or superhero, who would you be and why?

(SR): DRACULA – HE LIVES FOREVER, HE FLIES, HE ONLY FEEDS ON BLOOD SO NO WORRY ABOUT HEALTHY STUFF AND I LOVE RED.


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ROMANCE

 

(SS): What three things do you notice first/appreciate about in a woman?

(SR): PERSONALITY, SENSE OF HUMOUR, EYES.

 

(SS): If money was of no object, what would be your idea of a Perfect Date?

(SR): WE WOULD TAKE A PRIVATE YACHT TO MY DESERT ISLAND, HAVE A CHAMPAGNE AND LOBSTER DINNER ON THE BEACH, RIGHT AT THE WATER’S EDGE, AND I WOULD ALSO HAVE  MY FOUR POSTER BED ON THE BEACH AS WELL.

 

(SS): What is the most romantic thing you have ever done?

(SR): ASKING EMMA TO MARRY ME AT THE GRAND CANYON.

(SS): Have you ever been unfaithful or had someone be unfaithful to you?

(SR): I HAVE NEVER AND WOULD NEVER BE UNFAITHFUL.

 

 


 

Useful links: Stu Reardon

Website:
http://www.stuartreardon.co.uk

 

Fitness website:
http://www.stuartreardon.co.uk/fear-nothing-fitness/

 

Social media:

@stureardon: Twitter

@stureardon: Instagram

https://www.facebook.com/stuartreardon17

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4x9ipcKkIRPHob4_zQXVQ

https://www.pinterest.com/stuartreardon17/

 

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