Trainer Spotlight - Alex Ho

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1) What made you want to start Revision Athletics?

Over the 5 years of being in the fitness industry I've learned a lot and have developed my own philosophy about what fitness means and how to approach it. By starting Revision Athletics I'm able to bring this philosophy to a larger audience and put it into practice. I am also very excited about the challenge of starting up and running a small business which I never saw myself doing.

2) Why the name Revision Athletics?

I chose revision because people who are coming to us are looking to revise something about their life. Whether they want to switch up their workout routine, lose weight, become faster, or get better sleep, we can help them. I encourage people to embrace who they already are and be clear about what they want to change. Don't try to become someone else, find what attributes in that person you appreciate and work towards those.  

3) What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love being out on the trails running or hiking around. Besides that, I started taking flamenco guitar lessons until my teacher moved back to Barcelona, I play tennis, go to see movies, read (mostly about fitness or health related stuff), and of course enjoy going out with friends to grab a drink. I'm always searching for a new adventure or for new skills to learn.

4) So since you're a trainer, you must have to always be moving right?

One would think that is the case but I do love sitting down and popping in a movie when I can. Between teaching classes, training clients, and training myself, I get very tired by the end of the day. I'm usually in bed by 9-9:30pm....which makes dating a little more difficult.

 5) What are some things that people may not know about you?

I'm actually an introvert. I think that's why I am able to do these long races and runs without going insane. I recharge when I'm alone but also love the energy that comes from going in front of a class to teach. If you throw me in a big party where I don't know anyone, I'll probably be that awkward guy standing by the food table stuffing his face.
Other random facts: 
- I used to collect lighters (I may have been a pyro growing up).
- Origami was one of my favorite ways to pass time as a kid.
- I'm pretty good a bar games (darts, pool, shuffleboard, etc).
- I grew up with sports induced asthma and used to hate running.