Dubbed the “Brené Brown of Down Under” by those who have heard her story, Alexa Towersey is a powerful voice and positive role model in the health and fitness industry.
Born into a military family, Alexa’s journey started on a ‘mission for muscles’ after she was bullied at school for being too skinny. Her nickname then was Alexa Anorexia. The gym – and in particular, the weights room – became her sanctuary, and was the first place she developed strength, both physically and mentally.
Alexa found her passion for health early, and now has over 16 years’ experience in the industry as an athlete, personal trainer and nutrition and lifestyle coach. Alexa graduated University with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Biology and Psychology, going on to complete a post graduate diploma in Sports Management and Kinesiology.
Voted one of the top three toughest trainers in Asia, Alexa has completed a half ironman and qualified for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships (on a broken foot); and was the first female Gym Jones Fully Certified Instructor in Australia, and only the second female worldwide. Her personal mantra is, “When I feel physically strong, I think strong thoughts”.
Alexa is a media personality, a passionate advocate for mental health (as an ambassador for Livin.org) and a powerful keynote speaker. Alexa founded Creating Curves, her signature female focused weight training program which was based on the workouts of former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris, and saw her gain the title of “The Model Whisperer”. Based out of the Russell Crowe-owned athletic facility 98 Riley Street in Sydney, her celebrity client list has included Julia Michaels, Delta Goodrem, Kris Smith, Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll, Mark Beretta, Scott Tweedie, Renae Ayris, Tegan Martin, Pia Miller, Laura Dundovic, Emma Rose, Madi Edwards, Olivia Phyland and Georgia Gibbs.
Alexa is renowned for creating a stellar work ethic in those she trains, and in her eyes, “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a woman become empowered in her training, and then watching how this translates into her attitude towards the rest of her life.”
A firm favourite with the media as a ‘go-to’ fitness authority, Alexa regularly appears on Channel 9s Weekend Today as their fitness expert, and as the host of Maxim Fitness TV. She is currently the fitness guru for Maxim Magazine and the head trainer for Strong Fitness Magazine where she writes a bimonthly column, ‘Living Strong with Lex’. She is an internationally published sports cover model; National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) qualified trainer; a former MMA strength and conditioning coach; and even a former wrestler, line-backer and wide receiver for a NZ women’s champion gridiron team, and representative level soccer player.
To top it all off, Alexa uses her knowledge and experience to give back as a passionate speaker for mental health, including opening for US-based Suicide Prevention Crusader Kevin Hines, and has been a keynote speaker at Brown Foreman, Live Nation, Google, the Gold Industry Group and the Citigroup Women of Power Series.
What’s next for Alexa? In 2020 she will compete in the Mongol Derby, a 1000km race across the Mongolian Desert on semi wild horses, with the aim of raising $100k for charity. Follow Alexa’s journey here:
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