Project: Body Chemistry Fitness Mural

Lion mural by NY muralist Manrique
Lion Mural by MMAD in Production
Center Lion of MMAD Wall Mural in NJ
Lion Detail from MMAD Custom Mural
Lion Detail from NJ Custom Mural
Progress on Lion Mural by Manrique
Completed Lion in MMAD Mural
Piero Manrique with His NJ Mural

Body Chemistry Fitness in Norwood, NJ specializes in personal, one-on-one fitness training. It's a gym that is committed to assisting clients succeed in meeting their goals. Owner and animal lover, John Wardell, came up with the idea of a motivational mural for the space that would be filled with powerful lions.


Piero Manrique designed a dynamic 45-foot wide mural for the side wall of the gym with five advancing lions. Painted in a realistic style, these animals stare out at the viewer and appear as though they are about to jump off the wall and into the room. Piero created a vibrant, abstract grafitti style for the background. Bold colors stretch across the wall, highlighting the golden color of the lions. The mural was created with a combination of acrylic spray paints and semi-gloss house paints applied with a brush.


This mural will also be used as a inspiration for a charity event the gym plans to hold in January 2016 to benefit a wildlife protection service in honor of Cecil the lion.