At that time I was pretty overweight, working 12 hours a day, plagued with injuries which meant I couldn't train at all.
The business was doing okay, but I decided I needed to get my life in order and wanted to get healthy again.
Pugh stopped eating takeout food, started training and quit his desk job. Being part of a folk band with his friends, his barber told him he had to have the image as well – and urged him to grow his beard.
When he did, the offers came pouring in. TBH we're not surprised.