He also received a Lifetime Achievement award from former Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger for his contributions to society as a whole.
Lee was recently inducted into The International Sports Hall of fame, an honor which is given to only a select few.
Revered among his peers in the sports and fitness arena, Lee has trained and worked with such athletes as Evander Holyfield, Shawn Bradley, Gary Sheffield, Shannon Sharpe, and nationally known talk show personality, Steve Harvey, giving him the reputation of “trainer of champions.”
Lee’s other endeavors include his very own nutritional supplement line, “Lee Haney Nutrition,” which also features online exercise and fitness support (www.leehaney.com).
He recently created his own personal training organization called the International Association of Fitness Science Inc., as a means of servicing the fitness needs of people at every age group.
Lee has had two top-rated television shows airing on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) station – “TotaLee fit” (a health and fitness program) and Lee Haney’s Championship Workout (ESPN); published three books: TotaLee Awesome, Ultimate Bodybuilding, Beyond the Pump, and recently “Fit at Any Age” a guide to age management fitness.
In 2015, Lee created Lee Haney’s Physique and Fitness Games. The Games is made up of several fitness events for the entire family. Drawing athletes everywhere. It doubles as a fundraiser for Haney’s Harvest House (501c3).
Lee earned an undergraduate degree in youth counseling from Spartanburg Methodist College (where he is a native). He is married to his second-grade sweetheart, Shirley Draper Haney, and they have two children – Joshua and Olympia and two granddaughters, Raegan, Jensen, and Jolie.
In 1992, Lee and his wife, Shirley, began a nonprofit organization called Haney’s Harvest House. The Harvest House serves as a year-round mentoring program for young men, its mission is to help save a generation at risk through teaching character, respect for society, and love for self and others.
Lee has been esteemed throughout the world of sports and fitness but he’s the proudest of being a family man and community gatekeeper.