Interview 5

Who Did You Interview?

  • A 21-year-old male from Australia.

Demographics That Might Provide Helpful Context for Their Responses

  • Age: 21
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Australia

Key Findings from the Interview

  • The interviewee believes that living sustainably starts with individual actions and conscious decision-making, rather than relying solely on group settings. They emphasize the importance of personal responsibility for sustainability.
  • Growing up in Australia, the interviewee found it easy to engage in outdoor exercises and participate in team sports with friends, such as soccer and volleyball. However, as they became more independent, they started going to the gym and treating themselves better through fitness.
  • The interviewee has always been conscious of their health and, at one point, had a low BMI due to playing sports extensively. They now focus on building muscle and pushing themselves in the gym while also improving their diet and nutrition.
  • Their motivation for fitness revolves around self-image, how others perceive them, personal health, staying fit, and contributing to the community.
  • The interviewee uses fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal for diet tracking and Apple Books to store workout plans downloaded from various sources like workout websites, TikTok, Instagram, and Google. They value books that provide knowledge about the mind-muscle connection, strength training, and overall gym-focused content.
  • The interviewee doesn't currently have any specific fitness-related activities or programs they are interested in. They enjoy trying different things and exploring various fitness options since becoming independent.
  • They have no preference for working out alone or with others. When with friends, they enjoy the social aspect and laughter, while alone, they can focus more on their gym workouts. They consider themselves a determined person who pushes themselves regardless of the presence of others. They also value social support in team-based sports and acknowledge the role it plays in their fitness journey. They don't let ego hinder their progress.
  • The interviewee describes themselves as a "night gymer," suggesting a preference for working out during the evening or night.

These key findings shed light on the interviewee's perspective on sustainability, their transition from team sports to individual fitness pursuits, their focus on personal health and self-image, their use of fitness apps and books for guidance, their openness to trying different activities, their flexibility in social or solitary workouts, and their recognition of the importance of social support in their fitness journey.