We had the good fortune of connecting with Ali Gilbert and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ali, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I think being able to show up unapologetically as myself, and let those who resonate with my personality and message find their way to me. If someone doesn’t like what I am about, and doesn’t like me, I am cool with that, and they are free to unsubscribe 🙂

I am a female who coaches predominately men. A crucial component in coaching, especially in the fitness/nutrition space is being able to relate to your clients. I find it much easier to relate to male clientele perhaps having grown up as a tomboy, and having an interest in cars, while being a self-proclaimed meathead. It is what allows me to provide a safe space for men to talk to me about some sensitive issues, while trusting me to help them get jacked, drop body fat, or ease their anxiety surrounding their boner issues.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I have been a fitness professional for 22 years. My degree is in exercise science, which led me to wanting to train athletes, and in my hometown of Greenwich, CT golf was a huge sport. Golf fitness brought me a predominately male clientele, and I really enjoyed working with men. I soon realized there was a lot of misinformation surrounding men’s health and hormones, and men didn’t talk about this stuff openly like women do. So that landed me in the men’s health niche, and now I do all remote coaching for fitness, nutrition and hormone optimization. I have relationships with doctors and clients around the world who specialize in testosterone replacement, and do it the most optimal way.

Testosterone levels are declining rapidly at 1%/year since 1982. We have a low testosterone epidemic, and it isn’t getting any better. This has brought with it an onslaught of men’s health issues starting at a younger age, where more men than ever are dealing with low testosterone, erectile dysfunction + metabolic issues than ever before. I have these discussions on a daily basis, with men as young as 20.

I want men to know that even if they think they are alone in some of the symptoms they are experiencing, they aren’t. They have every right to function optimally as a man, and no one should make them feel otherwise. No one.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh God I just moved to this area so I have no idea, but I do like Farmer’s Table restaurant in Boca Raton, my husband and I have been there maybe 8-10 times within the last year. I did enjoy Muscle Beach in Miami, and Ft Lauderal Powerhouse Gym. We go to Disney a lot, but haven’t explored much of the area so I really need to get on that!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to say Perform Better. They recognized my potential, provided me a platform to deliver my message, supported my growth and career + it is where I have met the most influential people in my life.

Website: ali-gilbert.com

Instagram: @thealigilbert

Facebook: facebook.com/thealigilbert

Image Credits
Nick Sopena

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