Alex Kierdorf-Robinson has had a removed from straightforward life. With dad and mom affected by dependancy in her residence nation of Sweden, she needed to develop up early – and quick. But reasonably than weakening her resolve, Kierforf-Robinson used these challenges to her benefit, and is now a Swedish-qualified physiotherapist, group health teacher and private coach for her personal enterprise, 360Health. She spoke to WH&F about fostering a constructive perspective within the face of adversity, discovering love, and dealing to create a wholesome and match way of life.
I’ve at all times cherished sports activities and coaching. It started with my ardour for determine skating as a baby, adopted by soccer in highschool after which I joined the fitness center for the primary time once I was 17. I bear in mind strolling into my first group health class and considering that in the future I’d prefer to be an teacher on stage. It appeared like a lot enjoyable to show, inspire and practice with a room full of individuals.
After college, I did a little bit of travelling and dealing earlier than lastly deciding to review physiotherapy in Gothenburg, Sweden. I had at all times been fascinated by the human physique and motion; by its musculoskeletal and physiological techniques. It was throughout my years at college that I began my profession as a gaggle health teacher. I began out educating old-school freestyle aerobics and step, however have since moved extra towards Les Mills pre-choreographed lessons akin to Bodypump, RPM and Bodybalance. I additionally educate yoga, which I completely love!
ON FINDING LOVE
It was throughout a examine overseas in 2006 that I met my now husband, Mark (@healthmanmark). We did lengthy distance for 3 years whereas I accomplished my physiotherapy diploma earlier than I lastly made the transfer to the Gold Coast, Australia. These days I work as a private coach for our personal enterprise, 360Health, that Mark runs with enterprise companion Rob Quatro. I practice folks of all ages and health ranges, and luxuriate in serving to shoppers rehabilitate and stop accidents. I additionally practice shoppers getting ready for bodybuilding competitions, in addition to offering on-line teaching providers.
ON PASSION & PURPOSE
My purpose and purpose in any discipline – whether or not or not it’s throughout PT, within the cycle studio or in a yoga class – is at all times to advertise the advantages of bodily train. In a society with so many lifestyle-related metabolic circumstances, and plentiful healthcare and medicines to help virtually any situation, utilizing train to advertise well being is typically forgotten. I wish to unfold the data that coaching can assist deal with and stop a complete vary of illnesses.
I really like what I do as a result of I get to see so many lives utterly reworked on this business. And I’m not simply speaking in regards to the bodily transformations (which in fact are rewarding) however the modifications to an individual’s high quality of life: improved confidence and motivation, higher power ranges, and a greater social and household life too.
ON AN AVERAGE DAY
I rise up early – normally by four.30am. I practice shoppers or take a category or two till about lunch. Most afternoons I educate group health as nicely.
ON ‘SUMMER BODIES’
I feel it’s nice that individuals wish to get match for summer time. It’s a good time to begin a brand new health regime given you’ll probably have extra power because of the sunshine and heat outdoors. However, I at all times attempt to promote staying match and coaching year-round. Making your wholesome diet and coaching a part of your routine 365 days a 12 months will guarantee it feels pure and you’ll by no means need to wrestle making drastic modifications to your physique due to one season.
Make the dedication. Set pen to paper and write down your plan of assault. Set progress targets and if you wish to obtain them by. Make certain you keep on with the plan and maintain your self accountable – both by hiring your self a PT or coach, or telling your family and friends what you hope to attain.
I’d describe my character as joyful and constructive. I strive my greatest to assist and encourage buddies, household and folks round me. I put a number of stress on myself to carry out, however I’m studying that I additionally want relaxation and time to take care of my physique and thoughts.
My childhood was a troublesome one. I had loving dad and mom, however each suffered from dependancy – so I had fairly a chaotic life rising up and I just about taken care of myself from a really younger age. I misplaced my mom once I was 18 and my father has since handed as nicely. I prefer to assume these life experiences have made me persistent, sturdy and decided in life reasonably than weakened me.
ON MY FAVOURITE EXERCISE
It must be educating a loopy, powerful RPM class! But I additionally love collaborating in group health and scorching yoga lessons.
ON MY FAVOURITE ‘TREAT’ MEAL
An enormous bowl of pasta, I like it! And for a candy deal with something together with chocolate, lollies and ice-cream works!
ON MY ROLE MODEL
I feel Roger Federer is an absolute legend! He is a lot greater than the best of all time (GOAT) on the court docket, but additionally a humble, clever, type man with absolute integrity.
Short time period, I’m trying ahead to getting again right into a full coaching load. I’ve been coping with an damage in my elbow for about six months now and it’s repeatedly getting higher with relaxation and really particular rehab coaching, however I can’t wait to carry some heavy weights once more.
Long time period, I want to grow to be an individual who evokes well being and bodily exercise nationally and globally, by way of face-to-face conferences, teaching and group health. Becoming a grasp coach for group health instructors has at all times been a dream.
Model: Alexandra Kierdorf-Robinson // swedishalex.com // @swedishalex
Photographer: Jessica Apap // jessicaapap.com // @jessicaapap_photographer
HMU: Cynthia Smyth // cynthiasmythmakeup.com.au // @cynthiasmyth_makeup