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Personal Trainer Luke Grainger has overcome obesity and a shattering childhood experience to find both fitness and happiness

Looking at him, you wouldn't know Luke Grainger endured a childhood deeply affected by obesity. But for the full-of-life personal trainer, food was once a confusing and damaging aspect of growing up.

"I was always the biggest kid," he says, "but it was different back then. My mum and dad had no idea what was bad and good food. They were children of parents who went through the war and whatever you had on your plate, you finished it! That was drilled into me.

Photography Eddie Macdonald

"I did zero exercise and was highly motivated to eat. Incredibly addicted to food, was obsessed with where my next meal coming from. I don’t even think knew what hunger was; when I was bored I used to eat. ballooned."


"I was always popular and happy, because I went to a nice little village school. had really good friends, so I was never bullied about my weight." Luke was oblivious to his obesity until two humiliating experiences made him face up to reality.

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