This week I attended the Lynx Summer Series on South William Street. We managed to have a quick sit down with Rob Lipsett, star of Love Island and Personal Trainer to ask him a few questions about his lifestyle and his time on Love Island.
Hi Rob thanks for talking to us. So why are we here with Lynx today?
We're here as part of the Lynx Summer Series to promote and celebrate men's individuality and help them to 'Find Their Magic'. There's loads of cool things to do. You can check out how you'd look with some cool hairstyles with the magic mirror or take a visit to the fragrance area and try some.
Do you ever take time out from training and what do you do to chill out?
Oh 100%. I train an hour a day. So the other 23 hours I'm chilling. I'm sleeping. I'm working on my business. I'm editing or just going for a nice walk or hanging out with friends so yeah I try and relax as much as possible.
What advice would you give to anyone trying to make it in this industry?
Be true to yourself and work hard. And by work hard, I mean focus. Don't spend 30 minutes looking at dog videos on YouTube. Cut out the Game of Thrones. Plus, it's well documented that exercise helps you work and study harder so make time for that. Go out, have your 1 hour session and come back refreshed.
Do you find there's a lot of pressure in the industry and on yourself to create more and more content all the time and maybe find different ways of creating it?
Yeah there is. You're always having to level up. Years ago you'd be doing well to have a good camera. Nowadays you've gotta have a good videographer. You have to have the best editing. You gotta always be doing something. Always travelling, always making moves. I don't see that as a bad thing. It's not so much pressure. It's just forcing you to level up. So that's how I look at it.
And in general do you find that there's way too much pressure on men to keep fit and healthy?
Well seeing as there is an obesity problem and more people are overweight nowadays, then no. The more people that move, the more people that go to the gym, the better. Also, if you even take a single better food choice, then that's great.
When you were in Love Island, what girl did you see yourself connecting with most?
Well I think the one I fancied the most was Amber but she ended up winning it with her boyfriend. But when we went in, there were 6 new guys and 2 single girls. So it was like throwing a steak to a pack of dogs.
What are your 5 favourite workout songs?
Eminem - Till I collapse
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Drake - Trophies
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Wu Tang Clan - Ruckus
The Lynx Summer Series continues with Al Porter on Thursday August 3rd & Paul Galvin on Thursday August 10th.
If you'd like to book an appointment with a personal trainer like Rob or you'd like to know more about nutrition and diet why not book an appointment with a practitioner in your area, via Wellclik.com?