David Birtwistle Proves Good Guys Can Also Be ‘Too Hot to Handle’ (VIDEO)
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle Season 1.]
Listen up, reality studs. Just because you’re jacked and genetically blessed, that is no excuse for being a jerk (cough cough, Ed from The Circle). Just look at David Birtwistle.
The London-based personal trainer and founder of the performance-coaching outlet Endeavour Life broke out as an early fan favorite on Netflix’s abstinence-meets-Bachelor in Paradise hoot Too Hot to Handle, not just because of his Superman-esque chest or Tom Holland-like charm. Birtwistle showed enormous heart (in addition to a ton of skin) and—the rarest of all assets exposed on dating competition shows—humility when he stepped aside so castmate Sharron Townsend could explore a relationship with their mutual attraction, Rhonda Paul. And while the pair didn’t make it to happily ever after, we’ll always have that class act by Birtwistle to look back on.
Now, with the world on lockdown and viewers buzzing about the series on social media, Birtwistle is once again doing what he can for others by posting at-home workouts on his Instagram and coaching sessions on his YouTube channel for folks looking to keep after it in isolation. Just be warned: He may make it look easy, but these workouts will make you beg for mercy.
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Want to know what I think of the new trailer for Too Hot To Handle 🔥and watch me hit an awesome workout in the latest episode of my 📺 YouTube channel? (link in bio) . See my reaction to the trailer and get some insider knowledge ahead of the show launching tomorrow on @netflix . With much more time at home than normal I’m really getting stuck into longer workouts that build up both cardio and strength resilience. . The workout was this: . As a team of three, the goal is to accumulate as many meters on the rower as possible. . The time limit was the time it took to complete the following movements as a team of three with one person on the rower at all time . 1) 15 Farmers Carry 36kg 2) 180 SA DB C&J 25kg 3) 300 Air Squats 4) 180 Shoulder to Overhead 25kg 5) 180 Sit Ups 6) 180 Burpees 7) 180 KB swings 28kg . Watch the video to find out how we got on (link in bio) . This was a lot of fun. Who else loves training with their friends? It’s one of my favourite things to do in life and I don’t even care who knows it 😂 . Training & Nutrition Plans Available Click link in bio @david.birtwistle @endeavourlife . #actionsreflectpriorities . #fitness #workout #toohottohandle🔥 #netflix #david🔥
So where does all of this altruism come from? We checked in with the upbeat fitness and nutrition expert to find out, as well as grill him on his fondness for not wearing clothes, how the show has changed his dating ways, and who is too hot for him. Hint: She would be nuts to keep him in the Friends zone.
Watch the full interview in the video above.
Too Hot to Handle, Season 1, Now Streaming, Netflix