Interview With Xenios Charalambous
Xenios Charalambous previously had trained for two years in the special forces and designed the Spartan Coaching Program with that training in mind to help busy individuals adapt to a specially designed and sustainable fitness regimen to ensure they get fit and stay healthy and sustain their results for life. The fitness expert has guided numerous A-list celebrities and C-level executives at companies like Google, Morgan Stanley and Amazon, to better overall health and well-being.
Charalambous posted his impressive fitness transformation in a YouTube video, “From Game Addicted to Sponsored Athlete: Body Transformation,” which gained more than seven million views and began his career as a celebrity trainer in London, England. People who were interested in working with Xenios had to get on a waiting list waiting for months to get coached with him. He ran his personal training business for three years, which was primarily coaching celebrities and successful entrepreneurs. Xenios has a background in software engineering. Using it, he created a software program to bring his expertise to his clients, no matter where they were in the world, allowing for one-on-one VIP support with expert coaches and psychologists
Can you share with us your background and your career?
Many people think that my background has to do with fitness, nutrition or training. In reality, my background is related to Network Engineering, Softwares, the Internet, etc. rather than fitness. Fitness was a passion of mine since 2008 where it all started with.
In 2011 I joined the Special Forces (army) where I went through 2-years of intense training. In 2013, I moved to the United Kingdom where I studied BSc Network Engineering. And on 2016 I moved to London where I studied MSc Internet Engineering.
My background and passion helped me to create Xeniosfitness.com
Can you share with our readers how you started your company and the mission behind it?
It all started on the 12th of April 2012 where I created a business Facebook page. I made this page to share my fitness journey and help people online with nutrition and training.
Then in June 2014 I officially launched Xeniosfitness.com and on March 215 I started my 2nd YouTube channel where I was sharing tips regarding nutrition and training.
The turning point was on the 22nd of March 2015 where I uploaded my Body Transformation video named “From Game Addicted to Sponsored Athlete: Body Transformation” where it hit around 200k views in a week, and 1 million views in less than 2 months. (Now almost 7 million views) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y04s-zEl5GM
Things really blew up after this video as I was receiving hundreds of messages per day from people requesting diets and training plans.
In January 2017, I started a 1:1 personal training business in central London focusing on coaching celebrities and entrepreneurs.
In late 2017, we launched the Spartan Coaching Program. Immediately it started growing in leaps and bounds. People were desperate for authentic answers to their unique fitness and diet challenges, and I knew I’d cracked the code. During 2019 the Spartan Coaching Program continued to grow, and I kept on developing and refining it as I became more in tune with my clients. In 2021, the Spartan Coaching Program is the most advanced, high-end fitness coaching program available. The greatest thing about it is its results orientated and open to anyone no matter where they are.
Even better, though, we don’t sell a solution; we educate our clients to manage their own health and fitness without having a personal trainer or nutritionist. And we don’t only help athletes, celebrities and the super-fit. Anyone, including people with health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol and mental health problems, will benefit too.
Currently, we reach an average of 1-million people a month online and draw clients from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.
What makes your company stand out from others that are in your space?
What makes unique our company is the ability to offer a holistic transformation package to our clients. We don’t just design workout and diet plans according to the injuries and health issues of each client, like high cholesterol levels, diabetes, but also the ability to educate the clients among the process with our innovative educational platform. We also provide to our clients a 1:1 psychologist to help them with problems like depression, low self-esteem, anxiety or stress. So, we focus on helping clients transform physically and mentally as well.
During the pandemic many people lost their jobs and livelihood, how did your company adapt and pivot during this time to be what it is today?
In our case, it was one of the best periods of our business because more and more people started to realize how valuable is to hire coaches online rather than personal trainers in the gym. One of the reasons I created the Spartan Coaching Program was because when I used to be a personal trainer at the gym, and my clients decided to travel, I had to put on pause their training until they come back. With the Spartan Coaching Program, we are solving this issue and it doesn’t matter where a client is located our the world. All that is needed is a smartphone with an internet connection which everyone has nowadays.
If you could go back and talk to your younger self what would you tell him/her and why?
I wouldn’t tell him anything. I think my younger self should come and tell my current self to stop worrying, stop overthinking and stop overstressing because everything is going to be okay as long as I stay focused.
When I started my fitness company back in the days I had £141 in my bank account and I wasn’t worrying about if things will work out.
With my current self, I am in a much better place financially, I have an established company, hundreds of clients and yet I worry much more- compared to when I started, rather than being the opposite.
Are you working on any exciting new projects now?
Apart from Xeniosfitness, I also own a marketing agency with my brother Sergios Charalambous called SoftwareCy. Recently we also started a new venture which is going to be software related and is launching on the 2nd of February 2022. Unfortunately, I can’t say much about it due to NDA.
Where do you see your company going in this new year and in the future?
On 2022, Xeniosfitness will focus more on improving our company structure so it can scale on a high level. We will add some additional premium programs and hire more coaches.
How can our readers connect with you on social media?
The best way to get in touch with me personally is by dropping me a private message on my Instagram @xenios_charalambous or here https://www.instagram.com/xenios_charalambous, or to my business Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/fitnessxenioscharalambous
My website https://www.xeniosfitness.com if you want to find out more information about how we can help you get fit and healthy with our Spartan Coaching Program.
And lastly by subscribing to my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/Xeniosfitnesstv if you want to get free tips on nutrition and training.