Erko Jun was only two years old when he and his parents had to flee their home, the modern day state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a result of the 1992 Bosnian War. The family traveled to Belgium and decided to start a new life in Antwerp. It didn’t take long before Erko started developing a love for contact sport ­ a passion he shared with his father. A few years into his training, disaster struck: Erko was badly injured during a training session and lost all feeling in his right leg, from his knee to his toes. Six months of rehabilitation followed, including numerous fitness sessions. Medical staff warned him that he would never fully recover the use of his right leg. Not fazed by this message, Erko continued to exercise and fell in love with the sport of fitness.

He wanted to take things seriously and someone advised him to visit Bill Richardson’s Gym. Using a firm hand, Bill taught Erko to put his negative energy on his workout instead of wasting his time on the streets. Results came quickly: Erko became Junior Benelux Champion three times, reached second place in the Balkan competition and was awarded third place in the international competition of Model Universe in Miami, Florida. Since then, Erko has been on the cover of countless magazines, has worked with internationally acclaimed photographers and makes numerous appearances at shows and events all over the world. He has grown into a into a successful business man and owns a shop in Antwerp, where he sells his own brand.