Mel Gibson showed off his physique and bulging biceps as he trained at a Scottish gym ahead of his big appearance at a live event in the city of Glasgow.
The 66-year-old Braveheart star, who also recalled earlier today that it had been 28 years since he last visited Scotland – and said he ‘wouldn’t didn’t remember much” from his visit to Glasgow, decided to train ahead of his VIP dinner.
Mel, who was appearing in the country for An Experience With at Glasgow’s Doubletree Hilton hotel in the city, where audiences paid over £100 a ticket plus £300 to get a photo with the Hollywood star, entered Everyday Athlete Gym.
Looking good: Mel Gibson showed off his physique and bulging biceps as he trained at a Scottish gym ahead of his big appearance at a live event in the city of Glasgow
He met Irish owner and actor Patrick O’Brien who appeared in Peaky Blinders, and trainer Tommy Young on Sunday afternoon and looked like he had sweat posing with them, smiling in his black vest, trousers and a baseball cap after their practice.
Mel also had his iPhone in his hands complete with its setting on the stopwatch app indicating he was timing his reps.
Possil Gym is a fitness center specializing in Muay Thai boxing, strength and conditioning.
He claims, “At Everyday Athlete, you won’t find rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead, you’ll find pull-up bars, dumbbells, rowers, kettlebells, and plenty of open space to move your body the way it’s meant to be moved.
Welcome: The gym referenced Gibson’s visit in an Instagram post shared later today
Here it is: The Australian star arrived in the Scottish town on Friday for the first time in more than two decades (pictured)
Doing it right: He traveled in style, landing before his personal appearance in a private jet
“We focus on improving necessary and common functional movements in your daily activities.”
Mel was recently spotted at a climbing gym in Hungary where he was filming Continental, a prequel to his movie John Wick.
For the past few years he has enjoyed working out and in 2018 he worked with famed personal trainer Sam Jackson to ditch his dad and lose 30 pounds in just eight weeks.
On Sunday night, he took center stage at the Experience With live event, which sees celebrities attending a lavish party, being interviewed on stage in a room full of fans.
The movie icon previously hosted an event with the company last year in London, while others such as Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino and Arnold Schwarzenegger also attended.
A long time ago: This is apparently his first time in Scotland since the release of his film Braveheart in the 1990s, with the film being shot both there and in Ireland
Once upon a time: Gibson’s last visit to Glasgow was to attend the 1995 premiere of Braveheart, which he directed and starred as 13th-century warrior Sir William Wallis (pictured at the premiere)
Gibson’s last visit to Glasgow was to attend the premiere of historical drama Braveheart, which he directed and starred as 13th century warrior Sir William Wallis.
Joking about being scared to come back, the actor – a recovering alcoholic – previously told TSWT: “I haven’t been back since because I’m scared.
“I would never get sober for one thing, and have to run around in a dress. . . it’s cold up there!
Muscular: Shirtless Gibson shows off his physique while starring in the 1984 film The Bounty