10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Alexa Bliss
6. Bodybuilding Helped Bliss Overcome An Eating Disorder Relapse
That dramatic episode aged 15 wouldn’t be the last time that Alexa Bliss suffered with an eating disorder. Relapsing in college, the gymnast enlisted the help of personal trainers Natalie Calland and Mike Davies to help her gain some healthy weight.
The combination of serious weight training and eating properly at home became aspects of Alexa’s regimen that she follows to this day; setting their young student on a path to greatness, both Calland and Davies helped Bliss see the value of mixing exercise with a healthier approach to eating.
Throwing herself into bodybuilding, the young female became the youngest in history at that point to get a pro card as a bodybuilder. Once again, intervention had saved Alexa’s skin and turned an overwhelming negative into a positive that would change the course of her life.
Entering the Arnold Classic competition showed Bliss that she could do anything she set her mind to, provided a support network was there to back her up.