Howard and former Mr Olympia competitor Francis Benfatto

Howard qualified in the UK with the British Amateur Weightlifting Teachers and Instructors awards and coached in gyms in England for 2 years before he took over West Workout in 1990. He has been in bodybuilding since 1988 and still competes in the Masters division nationally and internationally.

He has been powerlifting since 1995 and also competes nationally and internationally.