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Nike Master Trainer: Alex Hipwell

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Alex Hipwell: I admired her strength, beauty and courage from afar; I checked in for daily inspiration through her Instagram. There was this radiant energy that Alex expelled in her life that gave me a daily boost. Alex is from Australia but has lived in Germany for many years now. First and most importantly Alex is a Mom; she is also the Co founder of GRIND & flow, Personal Trainer and Nike Master Trainer. It was a great honour to interview someone who represents being an incredible role model, strong woman, community creator, positive-energy influencer, beautiful soul and someone that truly supports and encourages others to live their best life under even the toughest circumstances. I say this from personal experience as Alex sent some motivating and inspiring messages during a very dark time in my life.

So it is with a lot of excitement that I get to share this amazing interview with you on a real life Wonder Woman!

BB411~ How did you come to work in the career you have today and what do you love most about it (You do many interesting things)?

AH~ I ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN FITNESS AND NUTRITION AND STUDIED WHILE I DANCED AROUND THE WORLD. THEN AFTER MY SON WAS BORN I DID NOT WANT TO BE AWAY FROM HIM; SO MUCH SO I DECDED FOR A COMPLETE CHANGE AND BECAME A PT ONLINE AND ONE ON ONE. THEN JUMPED ON BOARD WITH NIKE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF WORKING IN THE FITNESS WORLD. I LOVE BEING APART OF PEOPLE’S FITNESS /LIFE JOURNEY’S AND HELPING THEM FEEL AMAZING ABOUT THEMSELVES.

BB411~ What does it mean to you to be a Master Trainer for Nike and what do you love most about the company?

AH~ IT MEANS BEING A ROLE MODEL, SETTING A GOOD STANDARD FOR THE OTHER TRAINERS, BEING A LEADER, BEING VERSATILE IN YOUR TEACHING AND TRAINING AND HAVING THE INITIATIVE TO STEP OUTSIDE THE BOX WITHOUT LOOSING FOCUS OF THE PATH NIKE IS ON. I LOVE HOW NIKE CONTINUES TO GROW IN SO MANY WAYS. I LOVE HOW WE CONNECT TO THE CONSUMER AND HOLD THEIR HANDS TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS. NIKE SHOWS ATHLETES JUST HOW GREAT THEY CAN BE. IT IS A DREAM TO BE APART OF THIS TEAM.

BB411~ What has been the best advice you’ve been given that has attributed to your success as an athlete?

AH~ JUST TURN UP. EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE, BE CONSISTENT AND TURN UP.

BB411~ Where does your drive and focus come from?

AH~ MY DRIVE AND FOCUS COMES FROM MY LIFE EXPERIENCES AND DEEP DOWN IN MY SOUL. IT IS WHO I AM AS A MOTHER AND AS AN ATHLETE. I NEVER WANT TO HAVE REGRETS SO I REMIND MYSELF OF THIS EVERYDAY. AS LONG AS I GAVE MY BEST IN EVERYDAY THEN I CAN STAND TALL AND LOOK AT MYSELF IN THE MIRROR.

BB411~ If you weren’t in the career you are today and you could be anything in the world what would it be?

AH~ A FIGHTER PIOLT FLYING A BLACKBIRD. D R E A M

BB411~ Favorite way to stay fit?

AH~ LIFT HEAVY THINGS AND PUT THEM DOWN LOL…. SERIOUSLY I LOVE IT. BUT I HAVE A METHOD OF TRAINING I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THAT I LOVE AND IS A MIX OF HEAVY WEIGHT TRAINING AND CONDITIONING; SO I AM DOING THIS AT THE MOMENT TOO.

BB411~ Describe your style?

AH~ FASHION? HA HA HA. SPORTY. TOM BOY. I LOVE MY STYLE, IT IS ME. MOST OF THE TIME I AM IN TRAINING CLOTHES THAT I LOVE BUT ON THE ODD OCCASION I WHIP OUT MY FAVOURITE ONE TEASPOON DENIMS AND A T-SHIRT. IT IS SUPER TOUGH TO DRESS MY BODY NOW THAT I LOOK MORE ATHLETIC. BUT T-SHIRT AND JEANS IS THE GO TO.

 

BB411~ Three words that best describe you?

AH~ INTRINSICLY MOTIVATED/ CARING/ RELAXED

BB411~ Top 3 songs on your current playlist?

AH~ I DO NOT LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN I TRAIN… I KNOW IT IS WEIRD BUT I NEVER DO….

BB411~ Are you involved in any charities that are close to your heart?

AH~ ACTUALLY I AM NOT. BUT I FEEL THAT THE RETREATS AND EVENTS I DO FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN IS MY GIVE BACK TO SOCIETY. HELPING WOMEN REALIZE THEIR SELF WORTH IS SO WONDERFUL AND ANY TIME AND SPARE MONEY I HAVE GOES INTO THIS. I AM CONSTANTLY THINKING OF WAYS TO HELP WOMEN. BEING APART OF EDITION F FUTURE FEMALE FORCE, MY SHE SHE EVENTS AND RETREATS ARE ALL DONE TO HELP WOMEN.

BB411~ Do any certain scents remind you of your childhood?

AH~ HIBISCUS FLOWERS/THE SEA SPRAY/SUNCREEN

BB411~ Fun fact that people may not know about you?

AH~ I USE TO SHOWER 4 TIMES A DAY AND HATE IF MY EYEBROWS ARE PUSHED THE OPPOSITE WAY…LOL

BB411~ If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be?

AH~ LISTEN TO YOUR INSTINCT. YOUR GUT FEELING IS ALWAYS RIGHT. TAKE YOUR TIME BEOFRE YOU REACT ON ANYTHING. DO NOT RUSH. KNOW YOUR SELF-WORTH.

BB411~ Favorite quote?

AH~ “SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID”

BB411~ What is the #1 book you would gift to someone?

AH~ FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL

BB411~ What are the websites you check out on a regular basis to keep updated (news, spiritual, etc.)?

AH~ BUSINESS CHICKS & NEW YORK TIMES

BB411~ A place that you haven’t travelled that is top of your list?

AH~ THAILAND

BB411~ When you look back at the life you’ve lived, what do you want to be remembered for?

AH~ CHANGING PEOPLES LIVES FOR THE BETTER. I WOULD LIKE A SMILE TO COME TO THE FACES OF PEOPLE WHO THINK OF ME.

BB411~ If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be and why?

AH~ I WOULD CHANGE THE HATE IN THIS WORLD. THERE IS FAR TOO MUCH HATE AND NOT ENOUGH PEACE. CHANGING THIS WOULD STOP THE WAR AND KILLING OF SO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE.

BB411~ What advice would you give entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?

AH~ GO FOR IT. DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO BUT BE PREPARED TO WORK HARD. IF YOU LOVE IT THEN IT WILL BE A PLEASURE BUT IF YOU DO NOT THEN IT IS NOT A DREAM TO BE CREATED. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE YOU TRUST AND THAT ARE AMAZING.

BB411~ #1 thing you want to cross off your bucket list?

AH~ TRAVELLING IN A CARAVAN AROUND AUSTRALIA WITH MY SON AND MY MAN.

BB411~ Describe your perfect day when you have some down time?

AH~ WAKING UP WITH MY 2 FAVOURITE PEOPLE, WALKING TO MY FAVOURITE CAFE ON THE BEACH FOR BREAKFAST AND A SWIM IN THE OCEAN, CHILLING OUT AT THE BEACH ALL DAY SURFING AND EATING AND LAUGHING.

I KNOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE AUSTRALIA BUT IT IS MY PERFECT DAY.

IN EUROPE IT WOULD BE: WAKING UP WITH MY 2 FAVOURITE PEOPLE, GOING FOR A WALK TO A LOVELY CAFE FOR BREAKFAST AND JUST SEEING WHAT THE DAY BRINGS WITH NO PLANS.

BB411~ When I say the words #LOVETHIS, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

AH~ MYSELF

I PLACE MY HAND ON MY HEART AND SMILE. MY SON ASKS ME: MAMA WHO DO YOU LOVE THE MOST? ME OR YOU? I ANSWER YOU. HE REPLIES, NO MAMA YOU SHOULD LOVE YOURSELF THE MOST.

SO WITH MY HAND ON MY HEART I WHISPER LOVE THIS.

To stay up to date on this amazing woman and all the good she’s doing in this world; Check out her Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

Much Love, Beauty Buzz 411

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