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SILVER BULLET

Bullied as a kid and lacking in confidence, it wasn’t until ANTHONY VARRECCHIA, 55, was much older that he started posting his pictures online. Now, the “silver fox” is a personal trainer and a model with his own clothing line and thousands of fans flocking to his Instagram page

How did you first get into fitness?

I first started training at home down in my basement when I didn’t have much money. But training in general stems from growing up and being bullied and from a lack of confidence. My friend, who was my neighbour, had a brother called Eddy and he was into bodybuilding. In the garage he had a stack of fitness magazines, and my friend and I would look through them. Seeing those and Eddy training inspired me. I realised that was what I wanted to do. Being pushed around, being kicked around, really affected my life, and when I was able to lift weights, it built my confidence and my body. And that changed my whole way of thinking. It gave me the confidence to push myself and not take any crap from people.

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