About The Guy In Charge.

A major part of what BodyWorks is. The feel of the place and how it got that way is the culmination of  an evolutionary process that has spanned several continents, involved a large portion of the life of one man and the transcendence of his beginnings.

Alex is an experienced professional. He is extensively trained in wide array of fields, accumulating almost 40 years of practical experience, professional qualification and reasonable amounts of tacit knowledge along the way.

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Background & Qualifications:

Alex Anderson is a member in good standing of the American College of Sports Medicine, professional member of the National Strength Coaches Association and a lifetime member of NABBA, the National Amateur Bodybuilding Association. He is a certified NABBA Weight Training Instructor as well as a registered American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM is the Gold Standard in Fitness Training credentials) and holds a British Combat Association Level I Self Defence Instructor Certification. He is certified in the administration, use and interpretation of genetic testing protocols and their application to real world training and nutrition outcomes. He is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and a Qualified Nutritionist. He also spent a couple of years as a fitness instructor for the U.S. Army’s Ranger Indoctrination Programme (RIP) at Scofield Barracks, Hawaii. RIP prepped American soldiers prior to moving them on to Fort Benning, GA  for Airborne Training and Ranger School (Ranger Regiment has been called the “toughest combat course in the world”).

Alex Anderson is a highly motivated individual and takes the business of fitness seriously. He still travels along the rough terrain, down a path started long ago. He began training with weights in 1976 at the time a small gym called Gold’s on 2nd Street in Santa Monica. His main goal was perfectly simple: he was in bad shape, had some health issues and needed a way to help him get out of this situation.

Mr. Britain Competition, Blackpool Opera House

Mr. Britain Competition, Blackpool Opera House

Even now, more than 40 years later, he still maintains a rigorous training schedule, ensuring that his own fitness level remains at a personally set high standard. With age, Alex finds complacency discouraging and dangerous. His strategy to avoid this state of mind is a continual programme of challenges. Learning, experimenting, making mistakes, correcting them and moving on to the next set of survival challenges that life never ceases to present to those who acknowledge them. This seems to him to be a worthwhile and reasonable way to spend some time.



NABBA Mr. Britain Competition.

NABBA Mr. Britain Competition, Blackpool, England.

Alex Anderson had 10 years of training under his belt before he entered his first competition, the 1986 Mr. Los Angeles held at the old Olympic Auditorium (famous for hosting some great fights and countless WWF matches).

A phase of fiercely competitive bodybuilding stretching out over another 10 years ensued, resulting in a significant quiver of trophies in over 20 events from the mainland USA to Hawaii to England and the Channel Islands.

He is the only IFBB Channel Islands Champion. He was and 3 times NABBA Mr. Channel Islands ,as well as The 1995 Overall Manchester Open Heavyweight Champion.


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Education & Experience:

Alex was born in 1958 in La Jolla, California, graduated from Santa Monica College and attended the University of California. He trained for many years at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach and has been living, training, building and running gyms in Guernsey since 1991.

Alex Anderson brings a unique collection of benchmark technical, psychological and motivational skills to the Health, Wellness and Fitness Training table. He can act as a guide through the sometimes daunting jungle of conflicting information to facilitate and maximise progress towards any health & fitness deadline or goal, no matter how ambitious or demanding it may be. Although not a physiotherapist, he has spent much time dealing with and creatively solving some very difficult injury related issues, both for himself and his clients.

He has over 35 years of extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in Nutrition, Diet and Supplementation. He uses the most modern and scientific testing methods available to assess and design exactly the right diet and training programme for you as a unique individual, including the  fglogo-small DNA testing systems. He brings his unique knowledge and experience to bear on each individual health and fitness issue, utilising in his training technique a vast array of concepts and tools, both old school and new.

Alex can assist you in applying these basic competencies to help positively influence your health, fitness, wellbeing and performance outcomes.


Rehabilitation, Acute and Chronic injury Prevention & Management :

Along with the demands of owning and operating a busy gym, work commitments and personal projects, Alex still apportions a significant amount of his time to Personal Training, thoroughly enjoying this part of his career. He has also become interested and reasonably competent in sports rehabilitation and injury management in recent years. Acquiring new skills in these areas resulted from the demands of dealing with some issues of his own as well as from the requests of active clients who desire to stay active in spite of various physical injuries or chronic conditions.

If you are interested in learning what true professional personal fitness training can do for you, please make contact to schedule an appointment to come in to discuss and assess your health and fitness requirements, aspirations and goals.

We hope to see you soon.

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