Insta-Stud: Aidan Anderson

Cheekbones for days!!! This dude’s face is beyond chiseled and thankfully, his abs follow suit. Meet the sexy beast that is Aidan Anderson.

Anderson is an American model who’s appeared in campaigns for brands like Adidas, Calvin Klein and C-IN2 to name a few. He’s also a personal trainer located in SoCal and a mental health advocate.

Check out more pics of our latest Insta-Stud below. Weigh in afterwards if you prefer Aidan with longer hair or a buzz cut. He certainly loves to change up his locks.

Woke up this morning around 6am (after hitting snooze twice) to hit a new trail I heard about by Laguna beach. But right when I opened my eyes I felt like total SHIT….. my motivation level was zero. From a full week of training group classes and privates I felt pretty beat. But then I thought about previous times where I woke up feeling terrible but pushed through a workout anyway….. I would always feel 10 times better when I was done. I packed up my fancy 2001 Lexus and hit the trails for a run….. I noticed everyone either had 1 gallon jugs of water, a badass dog, or full on hiking poles. I had a bad attitude, toilet paper in my pocket just in case, and had a western family water bottle. The first mile all I wanted to do was walk the trail instead of run…. but then I saw this older couple flying past me just going for it. That set it off and after 9.5 miles of hill running I felt 10 times better. Lesson is -you will feel 10 times better after you exercise the hardest part is just starting. ???? #running #runningman #fitness #fitnessmodel #move #health

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There's going to be days when you feel like everything is just going to shit….. it's called bad days and life has them. Honestly you don't even have to be a "negative nacy" to have bad days because sometimes things are simply out of your control. But focusing on everything that is out of our control is exhausting so try to sit back and focus on what is in your control 1. The circle- who you surround yourself with is everything. Be sure when you look around the room that you feel good energy and see what you want in your own life 2. Your inner dialogue- this can be hard to control and I still struggle with it day to day. I've noticed though that if I can stop a negative thought from spinning out of control my day becomes way less stressful 3. Giving- I can't stress enough how great it truly feels to give. In modeling/ acting I found that it felt so self consuming and never really felt completely satisfied with myself but when I started giving others an outlet to exercise/ helping them have a laugh, I felt amazeballs. Honestly giving doesn't have to be 1,000,000 of dollars, it can be simple actions that are selfless but something that helps another human being in this crazy world 4. Your health- this is a touchy subject because a lot of health issues we can't control but we sure as hell can control what we do with our body and what we put into it. Try to always feel in control of your own health because it's a game changer. 5. Count your blessings- focus on the good in your life and not the negative. Focus on the ones who love you. Focus on the little things in life that make you smile Shot by the talented friend @briankaminski #motivation #thoughts #mentalhealth #fitness #nutrition #personaltrainer

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Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable ??

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My grandfather I always called papa. He was 100% Native American blood and it was always a funny sight for people to see him and I hand in hand. There was this little hyper, toe head kid running around the Albertsons with a well dressed Indian. We were inseparable, two peas in a pod. The first childhood memories I have is sitting on my grandpas lap in his office watching looney tunes while he went over his medical charts for the day. Papa was a psychiatrist that had gained his degree from Stanford, being the first person in his family to go to school. This man was the smartest human I have ever met. The knowledge my papa had was unbelievable when it came to mental health and how to treat patients that were thought of as worthless/hopeless. He gave people a higher quality of life daily. I remember I asked him why would he ever want to live in such a rough town called Potow, Oklahoma. His response was swift " 66% of the population of this town have a mental health disorder, so if I ever wanted to run for mayor I just have to get my patients feeling better". This man was my idol in so so so many ways, yet he had more demons than most of his patients. Later on in life I found out why him and my gran had moved to Oklahoma, being due to my papa getting his license taken away due to a DUI in California. Papa switched his addiction from booze to prescription pills (which is very easy to prescribe when you're a doctor). The man I looked up to struggled with severe OCD and addiction, fairly ironic when you're a psychiatrist yourself. Papa was the most generous man to his family ever, he gave everything he had to my gran and I. But his addiction led to two overdoses and me not being allowed to see him anymore for my own safety. The last time I saw him I was 13 years old and the family had decide to move to Washington state which meant papa wasn't coming. I will never forget the pain I felt leaving him behind and at the time the guilt that crushed me. I can now finally look back and see how much he taught me about compassion, pain, and self destruction. I see him in this picture even though we never shared the same blood. I love you papa?? shot by @jamesxwolfe

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Pullups……..the overwhelming calisthenic that can leave people trembling with fear. One of the best upper body exercises a person can do but also one of the most exhausting ones. But what if I told you that there is a way you could get better at them and be able to do them all day long…….. wait for it……. wait for it……pull-up bar rack in a pool. That's right! The new pool workout company that @shannonleann & I have devolped also comes with a pull up bar for the water. With half your legs in the water a lot of the weight is floating…. which gives you a chance to do minutes of pull-ups instead of just one. If you want to give this crazy fun workout a try we will be launching our schedule online next week!!!????????? photos by @blakeephoto #california #personaltrainer #fitness #healthylifestyle

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“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers Genetics….. the word used far too much as an excuse. Genetics are not a reason to give up and roll over when striving for a fitter/healthier body. I'm not saying that we all haven't met that one person who eats Klondike bars all day while being the most ripped person in the room……cause their definitely out there. But Genetics do not define your cap off to goals, health, and wellness. Believe me when I say "you can change your genetics"! Obviously it won't happen over night and I'm not saying that you won't have to work for it because you will. The statement I want to get across is you're not stuck on the same path that you might feel has been laid out in front of you by your parents, grandparents, and relatives. You can be the one to break the change! If we look at obesity and see that your parents are obese it should be a realization that you might have a pre disposition to becoming overweight. But I cross my heart that if you work out, eat healthy, gain a positive relationship with food you can break the cycle! If I look at my family tree it is almost 100% filled up with mental health/ alcoholism (which I saw at a young age) that let me know I had a predisposition. I made that decision at the young age of 12 to never drink due to seeing the effect it had on my family members. That choice I made was one smart friggin move because I have openly/severely struggled with mental health but didn't use drugs or alcohol to self medicate which allowed me to actually find healthy ways to treat my depression/anxiety (exercise, meditation, talking with experts). All I want you to get out of this novel is that you have all the capabilities to have the life you want and should never feel stuck due to what you've seen family members deal with….. it's your life not your parents. (By the way my dad is one of the most amazing humans ever and same with my gran, I was a lucky kid). Shot by the very talented Photgrapher @hadar_pitchon #mentalhealth #fitness #wellness #motivation #genetics #personaltrainer

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"When in doubt……. go for the dick joke" – Robin Williams / @milts1 ? ? by the amaZeballs @briankaminski

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Many times in our lives we will struggle and many times we will have lows. In my life struggling with severe depression I have been forced into lows. In all honesty hitting lows when really nothing is "wrong" is a hell of a lot more frustrating then when you know exactly what the problem is. The first series of chronic depression that I dealt with was at only 12 years old, it went on for two years. I remember having days where I seriously could not find the motivation to open my eyes. But that was the key for me….. it was "motivation". With motivation you can overcome situations that are crippling, the key is finding motivation. For that 12 year old version of myself it was my dad. I knew he was in pain seeing his son struggle at such a young age with severe mental health issues. I made a promise that I would never give up on life because giving up on life was giving up on him. I had some dark days but I kept that motivation very crystal clear, to try as hard as I could not to give up on life and I got through it. My next major depressive episode I was 20…..the stakes were higher I was on my own and a young adult . I had been living in LA for 1 year already broke out of my mind (typical Young LA resident). I was working in the Hollywood hills doing handyman work trying to make a living while going to acting classes/ modeling. All of a sudden I started loosing it again like I was 12. I had just met a girl that was literally everything I could ask for… smart, funny, sexy as hell, and more kind than anyone I knew. But I was getting to the point were I couldn't function…. so I moved back home with my parents. @shannonleann stayed with me for some crazy reason even though I tried to tell her I was no good for her. She became my motivation, if I couldn't go about my day for myself I would do it for her. It sounds crazy but finding motivation has gotten me through the darkest times. When you feel worthless, disgusted, exhausted, try to realize that you're worth it and if you won't do it for yourself do it for the ones you love. Please never ever ever give up no matter how dark the thoughts get?? ? by @briankaminski

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I told @ben_cope I was part eagle and could fly…… he didn't believe me…. 0.0023 seconds of pure soaring ??????

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Wouldn't want to work anywhere else other than @trainingmate All jokes aside all of these Aussie hunks not only give people an amazing workout but do something better…. we do our best to bring a smile to your face and add a laugh! You can go to most gyms and get a workout but there is no other place where you feel just as good mentally. You can give anyone a workout but @milts1 @ads_gibson @thelukecook @zjgarred @danstagliano @tjpoweroz @mmulcahey @lockybrownlie @rusty_ry_ry @jadealbany @rachael_holoway give you an experience ???????? check out my story for the calendar we shot today to raise money for @childrensla ??????#fitness #LA #fitfam today was made possible by the art director @kerrymilton and the Badass Photgrapher @spiffycliffy

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You might just see a typical half naked shirtless pic of a dude popping up on your feed. But this douche selfie has gone months hating what he saw on the outside and constantly examining himself to the point where it consumed him. I recently shared some insight of the illness I have suffered with in order to try to release the stigma on mental health. I have been going through a rough patch for a hot second from realizing that I might have put all my energy into something that was slowly destroying me. It took a toll but the only way to get help was to speak out about how I exactly felt. Through a roller coaster ride lasting 6 months I have finally gotten okay with not having complete control over everything. With the help of therapists, family, and dear friends I have gotten closer to getting comfortable in my own skin (still and always will have a lot more growing to do) But my heart goes out to those who feel alone and can't get to the resources fast enough. I can remember being in a bad state and calling asking to get help with the answer being "you can get appointment in 4 months to see a psychiatrist". But let me tell you one very very important message….. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 1/4 people have suffered from mental illness so never feel like an outcast or that your not worthy of getting help. You deserve to feel good and if you work hard enough no matter what your circumstance is you can beat the illness. Sending good vibes to anyone struggling, hold on to faith?? #youarenotalone #doucheselfieawarness #keeponkeepingon #mentalhealth #standuptostigma #fitness #personaltrainer

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new series out from the legend @briankaminski we call it "roadside assistance " stay tuned for more

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