Hi, my name is Alex Dimos.
Once a very insecure overzealous teen to now a man on a mission.
A mission to be one of Australia’s best presenters, writers and coaches in the area of self-improvement.
I went from crying at school – anxious about wearing the wrong school uniform,
to now coaching thousands of people from self-loathing to self-love.
Let’s just say; school was tough for me.
Now if you are an old schoolmate or former teacher of mine, I’m sure you’re in disbelief.
The character I portrayed, was primarily a put on to overcome deep insecurities.
I hated who I was. I loathed who I was. I was not happy with who I was.
I remember one day, in particular,
it was months after I had been asked to leave school (yeah, that’s right I got expelled, now back to the story).
I was home alone. I was in a dark place; I hated myself and my life.
Tears were streaming down my face as I recall negative thoughts and emotions completely seizing my body.
I felt numb.
When suddenly the idea of never seeing my family again, weakened me to my knees. I questioned everything.
Is this the way my life was meant to go?
I then heard a thud. I wipe away the tears from my eyes; someone must be home?
I walk out of my room as I see my beautiful mum stroll in with groceries on either side of her body.
She looks at me with a smile that instantly turns into a look of distress, what’s wrong she says with panic painted all over her face.
I begin to break down again as I explain what I was doing prior to her arrival. What followed after this, was indeed what saved my life.
At that moment, my Mum had a strong desire stirred within her.
A passion so intense that sparked a decision to devote her life to ensuring that her baby boy
should I say “baby girl” as my mum likes to call me, would be happy and healthy.
The weeks that followed saw Mum, and I share much time together.
I’m not embarrassed to admit this, but it was many nights and even weeks that turned into months, where I had to sleep by her side.
I relied on her for absolutely everything, she was (and, still is) my rock!
She would lay there for hours with me, just chatting and listening to me.
I remember almost every week she would come home with a new book for me to read, always something from the self-help realm.
This is where my desire to help people began and quickly turned from hope to reality.
Fast forward a few years.
I’ve just finished completing my certifications to become a fully qualified personal trainer.
I decide to enter the commercial gym space, running my training business as a subcontractor to a big box gym.
This is where I devoted myself day and night.
Working meticulously on perfecting my craft as a coach from 4 am wake ups to coaching clients all day and night till 10:45 pm.
What merely started out as just instructing clients on exercise technique quickly evolved into therapy sessions.
This is where I promptly realised that personal training had more to do with building relationships
helping clients’ breakthrough self-imposed limitations than it was about losing weight.
Losing weight or achieving the body of your dreams was just a metaphor; indeed they wanted to go from self-loath to self-love.
Fast forward a few more years, where I am now, the founder of Devoted Health & Wellness and AlexDimos.net.
Where I spend my days ciphering between fact and fiction in an attempt to help create a ripple effect of positive change around the world.