ALEX'S JOURNEY

Alex Beattie is a personal trainer, model, body builder and 2017 Love Island contestant, but his early life was a very different story.


At school Alex was bullied for being skinny and suffered from depression. Aged 17 he decided enough was enough, and he joined a gym for the first time – a move that would eventually change his life, but which at first was just another disappointment. Alex had no idea what he should be doing in the gym so he wasted time with the wrong exercises and wasn’t seeing the results he was hoping for.

Alex’s Journey

Alex Beattie is a personal trainer, model, body builder and 2017 Love Island contestant, but his early life was a very different story.

At school Alex was bullied for being skinny and suffered from depression. Aged 17 he decided enough was enough, and he joined a gym for the first time – a move that would eventually change his life, but which at first was just another disappointment. Alex had no idea what he should be doing in the gym so he wasted time with the wrong exercises and wasn’t seeing the results he was hoping for.

After talking to trainers and learning more about training, exercise and nutrition, Alex finally started seeing the changes he wanted. As his physique developed so did his confidence. The self-conscious, skinny kid had transformed into a happier, more confident man who was comfortable in his own skin and proud of his hard work.

After talking to trainers and learning more about training, exercise and nutrition, Alex finally started seeing the changes he wanted. As his physique developed so did his confidence. The self-conscious, skinny kid had transformed into a happier, more confident man who was comfortable in his own skin and proud of his hard work.

Alex went to college and planned to pursue a career in architecture, while still training five times a week. But one day he realised that he had fallen in love with the fitness industry, and he decided to follow his passion and become a personal trainer.

Alex went to college and planned to pursue a career in architecture, while still training five times a week. But one day he realised that he had fallen in love with the fitness industry, and he decided to follow his passion and become a personal trainer.

He became a Level 3 qualified personal trainer – the highest possible qualification – and word quickly spread that not only was he great at helping people and friends lose weight and build their physiques.

He became a Level 3 qualified personal trainer – the highest possible qualification – and word quickly spread that not only was he great at helping people lose weight and build their physiques, he also made training fun; a far cry from the aggressive bootcamp-style approach of other personal trainers.

It was while working as a successful personal trainer that Alex decided to set himself the challenge of entering a bodybuilding competition. He won first place in his first UK Bodybuilding Federation competition and was spotted by a modelling scout, which led to a modelling contract. Shortly after he was approached by the producers of Love Island, and took part in the 2017 show. Alex left Love Island in fifth place, just before the final, and spent the next year touring clubs and continuing his modelling career for the likes of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

The Love Island celebrity lifestyle was fun for a while, but Alex knew that his heart remained in the fitness industry. His time away from personal training made him realise that what gave him most satisfaction in life was helping people to transform their bodies, their minds, and their confidence.

With a waiting list for his personal training advice, Alex knew that there was a limit to how many people he could help on a one to one basis. He therefore decided that an online training community that combined training videos, nutritional advice and personalised support was the way forward to help even more people achieve their fitness goals. He created PUSH in 2018 to do exactly this and motivate people to get fit, look great, have fun, and change their lives – just as he had used fitness to transform his own life.

With a waiting list for his personal training advice, Alex knew that there was a limit to how many people he could help on a one to one basis. He therefore decided that an online training community that combined training videos, nutritional advice and personalised support was the way forward to help even more people achieve their fitness goals. He created PUSH in 2018 to do exactly this and motivate people to get fit, look great, have fun, and change their lives – just as he had used fitness to transform his own life.

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