Get ready to meet Alex Lipari, a testament to the transformative power of enduraLAB. After a pandemic-induced hiatus, he found himself feeling weak and decided to take action. Now, having gained over 20 pounds of muscle and newfound confidence, Alex shares his journey from a non-exerciser to a dedicated noon class enthusiast. His advice for newcomers? "Don’t overdo it. Do the best you can. You will grow, and there are people here that will support you as you learn/grow."
What brought you to enduraLAB?
Covid hit. Had a baby. Between those two things, I went from being active to being at home all day. Stopped moving so stopped eating as much. Looked in the mirror one day and realized I had lost a lot a good bit of weight. Just looked, and more importantly, felt weak. Had some friends that went to the lab that encouraged me to give it a shot.
What did your workout routine look like before joining the LAB?
Never worked out before coming to the LAB. Played sports recreationally, but that is it.
What healthy changes have you made since joining the LAB?
Not a ton haha. Mostly just being aware of eating enough to fuel workouts. Staying more hydrated.
Tell us what you do outside of the LAB?
The best thing I do outside of the LAB is hang out with my wife and two young boys. Lots of zoo and parks. For fun I like to golf and duck hunt. For work I do residential real estate helping folks buy and sell homes.
How have you grown as an athlete since joining the LAB? Brag a little.
I feel way better. A lot less back pain. More flexibility. I have gained 20+ lbs of muscle in a year. I feel better, look better, and definitely have a bit more confidence.
What is a goal you have set for yourself in the next 6 months?
Just trying to keep up with Chad haha. JK, big one is I want to bench 200+
What is your favorite enduraLAB event or program?
The noon class
What advice would you have for a new person starting at enduraLAB?
Don’t overdo it. Do the best you can. You will grow and there are people here that will support you as you learn/grow.
If we had a workout in honor of you, what would it be called and what would it consist of?
I really liked the 10 minute push-up, pull-up, dip challenge. Probably something along those lines. Give me a 10-12 minute AMRAP that involves push ups, pull ups, and a row or rope climb (RX is climb with no legs). You can call it “We’ll hit legs tomorrow"
Favorite treat meal/restaurant in D/FW?
Current read / podcast?
From Kansas City, so big on the Kelce New Heights podcast
Pump up song?
Tyler Childers - Shake the Frost
Any final words or thoughts?
Really grateful for everyone at the Lab. Was truly nervous to start working out. Have felt nothing but support and community. On top of that, have seen the results. Big fan