We caught up with bulking master Matt Morsia, AKA MattDoesFitness, for a new instalment of Light Heavyweight, the series where our ambassador decides the questions. Light or heavy, whatever they fancy.
Whether it’s something lighter like whether he’s a fan of pineapple on pizza (spoiler: he’s absolutely not) or something heavier like how he handles online trolls, Matt gives the low-down on all of it.
Did you ever imagine your following would grow this big?
Matt went for a heavy question here and reflects on his weird and wonderful journey from triple jumper, to PE teacher, to social media star.
“I started YouTube just as something to do. I was a triple jumper and I got injured so I couldn’t do anything so I had a big gaping hole in my life. So, I started YouTube just to fill the time, for a laugh. I never in a million years envisaged…even up until a few years ago I didn’t think it would get to the point it is now, it’s pretty weird to get my head around that.”
What’s the most embarrassing song on your workout playlist?
“I’ve got an eclectic mix of songs mate… I’m a massive like 80’s music fan so I’ve got some proper like dubious 80’s songs. I’ve got some Italian opera on there.”
Matt pulls out his phone to show us one of his go-to songs in the gym; “Con te partiro” by Andrea Bocelli.
How do you cope with haters/trolls?
Laughter is the best medicine for Matt when it comes to online trolls, even if they are few and far between.
“Firstly, I generally find it quite funny. To be honest, my comments section is quite positive as far as social media goes. On the odd occasion I get someone being abusive I just find it quite funny. To be successful on social media you have to have an extremely thick skin.”
Take Home Message
Well, we definitely learnt a few new things about Matt in this interview, namely his passion for ‘erotic dancing’ and his ruthless feelings about pineapple on pizza…