ALEXIA CLARK

Women's Health (UK) - - FEATURES SLUG -

Buff: there’s re­ally no other word to de­scribe Alexia Clark. The PT with a body de­serv­ing of its own ac­tion fig­ure has amassed a fol­low­ing just shy of a mil­lion dou­ble-tap­pers by pulling on her work­out gear, head­ing to the gym and film­ing short, sharp videos of train­ing moves cap­tioned with weight and rep sug­ges­tions. There are no fluffy mes­sages here and you’ll rarely catch sight of a mo­ti­va­tional quote; Alexia is pas­sion­ately driven by form, and help­ing her fol­low­ers make sure they’re nail­ing it ev­ery time they choose to squat or sumo lift. ‘As a PT, I saw so many ded­i­cated gym-go­ers not mak­ing the best use of their time, or worse, risk­ing in­jury, by do­ing moves with­out en­gag­ing and mov­ing their bod­ies cor­rectly,’ she says. ‘Re­duc­ing that was my goal when I first be­gan post­ing videos.’ De­spite in­sist­ing that she never goes into a work­out with the in­ten­tion of chang­ing her body aes­thet­i­cally (‘a six-pack has never been my goal’), it turns out that when you set your alarm for 4.30am, down a cof­fee and haul ass to the gym for a full body work­out, a wash­board stom­ach kinda comes as part of the pack­age. It doesn’t hurt that Alexia’s face de­liv­ers a punch as pow­er­ful as we imag­ine her guns would; the woman is beau­ti­ful and has snapped up deals with Ree­bok and sup­ple­ment brand FATE as well as scores of fit­ness model photo shoots. Shocker: the fit­ness guru and soon-to-be reg­is­tered nu­tri­tion­ist doesn’t count macros calo­ries. ‘I don’t mea­sure my food or count any­thing out – I just have an idea of what’s good for my body and what isn’t so good and I fo­cus on eat­ing the for­mer,’ she says. ‘My diet is con­stantly chang­ing but one of my favourite meals is an omelette made of egg whites with onions, chilli and co­rian­der.’ Com­par­isons to Kayla Itsines – the tanned, lithe, brunette Pt-turned-big­gest-name-inin­sta-fit­ness-fame – are in­evitable, but Alexia is carv­ing out her own name. ‘I’m the Queen of Work­outs be­cause, through post­ing daily work­out videos, I give my fol­low­ers an end­less amount of ex­er­cise pos­si­bil­i­ties no mat­ter what equip­ment they have or which mus­cle group they want to tar­get.’

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