ABOUT GYMHIPPIE 🕉️
➡️ My Story 😁
Hi there, my name’s Luke. I was born in February 1988. I’m a Pisces – apart from all the bad bits, obviously! For any fellow Myers-Briggs nerds out there, I’m also an INFJ. I’ve always felt fairly unconventional & quirky; a bit of a personal-growth junkie; a bit of a hippie at heart – although it took me a fair while to embrace it. I’m certainly not hard to miss at 6’ 5”! I consider myself a warm & friendly person; and I try not to take life too seriously. I’m a mentor by nature, and have genuine positive regard for all those I coach. Other than my girlfriend, Keri, I have two big passions in my life: 1️⃣ my band – The Arusha Accord – and 2️⃣ my sustainable fat-loss & lifestyle-change enterprise, GymHippie.
I feel blessed to be pursuing the latter as a career, but it wasn’t always this way. An aspiring rock star well into my 20s, in 2010 I took a U-turn to study politics & economics at Sussex University – quite a shift in trajectory, I know! As per the plan at the time, my degree provided a springboard into the corporate world, where I was fortunate to secure a position as a graduate in financial audit. Whilst, admittedly, it was the first time in my life that I’d felt like a proper adult, the cut and thrust of corporate life wasn’t for me. Indeed, fairly early on I knew it wasn’t going to make me happy. I knew I needed to change course.
My own fitness journey had started in my early teens – not through a love of sports but, perhaps unusually, entirely through a desire to change the shape of my body. In the years since, my determination to better understand & conquer a poor body image has spawned a fascination with all things mind, body & self. Whilst I truly believe that self-esteem & self-love comes from within, I also believe that a cared-for & capable body helps. In January 2016, my passion for holistic wellbeing collided with a desire to find more meaning in my career, and GymHippie was born.
Since then, I’ve never looked back. The entire process has been a ball, and I’ve loved every minute! Each day is a school day, and I’m forever inspired to hone my skills & become better at what I do. I really enjoy running my own business – and, whilst it’s certainly demanding of my time & energy, it never really feels like work. I delight in helping my clients thrive & better themselves – something I’m lucky enough to do each and every day. I feel that GymHippie is what I was always meant to do – and I’d love to share it with you.
Here are a few progress photos from my own fat-loss journey ⬇️