Hi, my name is Steven Coupland, I’m a 24-year-old athlete and personal trainer based in York. I have worked in a gym environment since leaving school, beginning as a part-time instructor then advancing to a full-time self-employed personal trainer. Most of the money I make from coaching others is spent on my own training and travelling to various countries and gyms to gain experience. I enjoy keeping in shape and staying active, most of my work is martial arts-based as I compete in various combat sports: MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Thai Boxing and Grappling. I have won 2x British titles and represented team England in the amateur world championships.
I first looked into becoming a model after it was suggested to me by some friends, it seemed to have a lot of similar traits to my work inside the gym. It’s competitive, encourages fitness and allows me to promote myself as an athlete. I am a very driven and goal oriented person and modelling appeals to that side of me. I enjoy working outside of the standard 9-5 office job as it gives me more control, the harder I work, the greater the result.