About Artie


Artie Levin, Mr. Fitness to nearly everyone, lived his long and rich life celebrating the joys of exercise with great zeal, pumping iron until his last day at age 82 in 1996. He was a bona fide Roanoke celebrity as the host and star of the legendary Mr. Fitness television show in the 1960’s, and as a columnist for The Roanoke Times & World-News. As founder of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, Artie Levin was later playfully nicknamed the club’s “oldest living fossil.” He remains an inspiration to everyone he touched.