Rob Lipsett

Who is Rob Lipsett?

Rob Lipsett is an Irish fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. He was born on 17th January 1992 in Dublin. He is known for posting lifestyle and fitness-related content on his social media. 

Early life and education of Rob Lipsett

Rob grew up as the youngest of four siblings, sharing space with his three older sisters. He was always an active child who liked to play outside and engage in sports activities. While attending high school, Rob entered the school's rugby team, supporting his team as one of the few best players. Since he wanted to get even better, Rob started to work out and run in his free time, exploring his passion for fitness. His hard work paid off as he led his team to win the Leinster Senior Cup. This victory just assured him that he was able to achieve great accomplishments with hard work and strong willpower. 

After finishing high school, Rob applied to Clongowes Wood College, where he studied for four years. After graduation, he attended the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he stayed for three more years. While Rob never had a problem with his grades, his studies at the institute weren't going great. He often found himself distracted, not caring for his student's accomplishments as he spent most of his time in the gym. By the time he came to the institute, Rob already had a great physique alongside a muscular body. Since he knew what he wanted to do in the future, Rob decided to drop out of school and focus on his career as an influencer and a personal trainer. 

Rob Lipsett on YouTube

Rob created his self-titled YouTube channel in 2011 in order to share his fitness-related accomplishments. His channel started off with a few workout tutorials and nutritional advice, but it wasn't getting any bigger attention. Rob was still attending college at that point, so he didn't have much time to think about new concepts for his videos. As he was finishing his college education, Rob found the time to pass exams and get certified as a personal trainer in 2014. Since he only trained a few clients at a local gym, he decided to use his platform to attract possible new clients. To make this possibility even more likely, Rob created his self-titled Instagram account in 2014. For three years, his fame slightly grew until 2017, when he gained over 100 thousand new followers in just three months. Since then, he has been recognised as one of the most followed micro-celebrities in Ireland. 

Bodybuilding and Lipsett Fitness

Since he had worked so hard on his muscular body, Rob decided to give bodybuilding competitions a shot. His first competition took time in 2015 when he attended RIBBF (Republic Ireland Federation Spring Classic) in the under 178 cm category. Unfortunately, Rob didn't place, but he didn't let that put him off. He chose the WWTC Spring Classic 2016 for his next shot, and it turned out to be a good decision. Rob walked out as a Man's Physique champion in the under 174 cm category. After this achievement, rob started to get many requests from potential clients asking him to train them. Since he wasn't able to train all of them, he came up with a creative solution. He created an online training platform called Lipsett Fitness, where he offered training programs alongside nutritional advice. His platform became known to that point when he became a shareholder of one popular gym establishment in Ireland. 

Rob Lipsett vs Food 

Rob's YouTube channel was doing quite well before, but in 2015 it changed for the better. The video that made him famous was Mistakes I Made As A Gym Noob, which collected over 250 thousand views. Even though he started as a straight-up fitness influencer, Rob eventually added other content ideas such as lifestyle and travelling. For some reason, the internet folks seem to love watching buffed gym rats eat massive portions of food. Rob decided to hop on the trend and filmed a few videos in the popular Man vs Food form. His most popular video is 20,000 Calories Challenge / Epic Cheat Day / Man vs Food, with over 8,5 million views. Rob repeats this concept every now and then, always collecting millions of views. 

Rob Lipsett on Love Island 

Since Rob is good-looking and loves to entertain people, he decided to apply to Love Island's third season as a contestant. He got in and appeared in the show, where the fans loved him. On the show, he was usually put together with another Irish contestant, Shannan Reilly McGrath. Once he left the show, he made some comments about not leaving empty-handed. Eventually, he came clean and confirmed that they weren't, in fact, in a relationship

Personal life of Rob Lipsett

Speaking of Rob's relationships, he had been dating a fellow influencer, Sarah Godfrey, for a long time. They were high school sweethearts and stayed together until 2017 when they broke up. Since they broke up just before Love Island, fans thought that Rob had broken up with Sarah because of the show. But they both confirmed that the relationship was falling apart before that due to their influencer career paths. 

Interesting facts about Rob Lipsett 

  • As of 2022, he is 30 years old. 
  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn. 
  • His height is 5'9" or 175 cm. 
  • His weight is 78 kilograms or 171 lbs. 
  • While attending high school, Rob entered the school's rugby team. He led his team to win the Leinster Senior Cup.
  • He got certified as a personal trainer in 2014
  • He competed in the WWTC Spring Classic 2016, where he walked out as a Man's Physique champion in the under 174 cm category.
  • He has over 467 thousand subscribers on YouTube, with an additional 639 thousand followers on Instagram. 
  • His most popular video is 20,000 Calories Challenge / Epic Cheat Day / Man vs Food, with over 8,5 million views.
  • He appeared on the third season of Love Island alongside another Irish competitor, Shannan Reilly McGrath. 
  • Until 2017, he dated Sarah Godfrey, a fellow internet influencer