Will Tennyson

Who is Will Tennyson?

Will Tennyson is a Canadian fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. He was born on 30th August 1994 in Toronto, Canada. He is known for posting fitness-related content on his social media.

Background and education of Will Tennyson

Will grew up in Toronto alongside his parents and two sisters, one younger and one older. His younger sister Elizabeth has a PhD in Neuroscience, and his older sister Victoria works as a lawyer. Even though his mum taught him about healthy food options, Will couldn’t resist his appetite and ate way too much. His love for food eventually led to weight gain, resulting in Will growing up as a chubby kid. Alongside eating food, Will found joy in preparing and cooking meals. From a young age, he learned how to cook and became a sort of sous chef in the kitchen while helping his mother.

Even though he was chubby, Will didn’t really care about his appearance. Since he was mainly eating healthy and exercising, his parents didn’t see any problem as well. Will’s father was a professional athlete and made sure that Will was getting enough exercise and movement. Will started to play hockey at 6 years old and continued playing until university. Will attended the University of Guelph, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General studies. Since he wasn’t done with his education, Will signed up at George Brown College in Toronto to study for one more year. He eventually walked away with a degree in small business entrepreneurship.

Will Tennyson and eating disorder

While still in high school, Will weighed around 270 lbs, which could be translated as overweight. While he didn’t see it as something important, his friends and classmates started to mock him. Will often felt humiliated and bullied by his classmates until he decided to change his appearance. He began searching for easy weight loss diets and following them. He luckily found one that worked, and after a while, he started to see results. Will began gradually losing weight and happily watching his progress. Unfortunately, Will felt like he wasn’t getting thinner fast enough, so he decided to fasten the process by eating less food or skipping meals altogether.

Losing weight made Will more confident in his own body, which made him impatient for further results. Eventually, he took it too far and developed an eating disorder when he ate too little and overtrained every day. He would eat just enough food to stay awake and spend hours on his mother’s treadmill, running. Even though he managed to reach his goal, he was already stuck in a loop and kept losing more weight. After a while, Will stopped running and exercising altogether because it was too tiring. He found out that he had no stamina, and even walking became too hard for him. Fortunately, Will’s father noticed that he was struggling and decided to introduce him to fitness. 

Fitness journey of Will Tennyson

Will’s father, an owner of the black karate belt, decided to introduce him to fitness, which may be the healthier option for him. He taught him how to divide exercise into cardio and weight training, which would benefit him in multiple ways. Will found it calming and started to do fitness in his parents’ basement. He got hooked up and finally started to eat again. Since he was pleased with the results, he looked into nutrition, reminding himself that his body needs fuel. His mother helped him realise that training every single day might be harmful and suggested taking breaks. Will took her advice and started to work out three days in a row and take time to rest afterwards. Eventually, Will learned to keep a better relationship with food and with exercise. He felt healthy and stronger than ever before.

Will Tennyson on YouTube

Will created his self-titled YouTube channel in 2015 but didn’t post anything until 2019. His initial goal was to share his knowledge about fitness and nutrition, but he ended up entertaining people. Since he cured his relationship with food, Will began trying different diets, experimenting with the impact on his body. One of his most popular videos is I Followed The Average American Diet (How Bad Is It?), with over 3 million views. Since people love to watch muscular fitness influencers eat large amounts of food, Will hopped on the trend and shared a few videos of him trying to eat thousands of calories in one day.

Once he became one of the fitness influencers, he started to do his own research on them. He often entertains people by interviewing other fitness YouTubers and trying their workout programs. Since he isn’t short on money, Will often buys expensive fitness-related items and later reviews them on his channel. Although he has experience with food restriction, Will compensates for it by trying some of the most extreme food challenges. He even tried one of Nikocado Avocado’s typical meals or ate like Dwayne the Rock for a month. Since he works out regularly, he knows that he can burn those excessive calories in no time.

Will Tennyson's weight loss journey

Another popular type of Will’s videos contains stories from his weight loss journey. Since he managed to lose over 100 lbs, he can share some useful tips with his audience. He often tells people what to do to lose weight but doesn’t forget to remind them that their health is a number one priority. Since he transformed his own body to be unrecognisable, Will is aware of society’s double standards when it comes to fat people. His most popular video is I Spent 24 Hours In The World’s Most Realistic Fat Suit, with over 7,9 million views. Even though there are some funny parts, Will wanted to point out how people treat him differently when he looks fat.

How much Will Tennyson earns? Net Worth

Will’s net worth is estimated to be 2,4 million UDS as of 2023. He makes most of his money from social media, where he has millions of followers in total. He also makes additional money from brand deals, merchandise sales and his occasional job as a personal trainer.

Interesting facts about Will Tennyson

  • As of 2023, he is 28 years old.
  • His zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • His height is 6’1’’ or 185 cm.
  • His weight is 82 kilograms or 181 lbs.
  • He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from the University of Guelph.
  • He has two sisters: a younger sister Elizabeth and an older sister Victoria.
  • He suffered from an eating disorder when trying to lose excess weight.
  • He managed to lose over 100 lbs.
  • He has over 1,67 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel.
  • His most popular video is I Spent 24 Hours In The World’s Most Realistic Fat Suit, with over 7,9 million views.
  • His net worth is estimated to be 2,4 million UDS as of 2023.