#089: Being The Booty Builder - Olivia Orchowski

By Jordan Michaelides
October 23, 2018

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Image: Alex Pott

Olivia Orchowski ( @oliviaorchowski ) is the head coach of Lean Lab, private coach, member of the Instagram Coaching Mafia and known widely as “The Booty Builder”. Interestingly, Olivia and I are also old schoolmates from our early years, providing some great nostalgia on my part.

Olivia’s nous across major fitness and nutrition principles is quite apparent as you get to know her, not too dissimilar to the first principles approach being led by the “Instagram Coach Mafia”. In the same vein of former guest Eugene Teo (episode 1), her knowledge across a vast array of topics is stunning - and continually growing. Her transformation from high fashion model to “booty builder” was born out of her own passion for health, spurred on by her mental frustrations with physique.

This was a great chat with a unique coach, covering:

  • Her dog Astrid

  • Modelling, bullying and weight gain

  • Her fitness principles

  • Sleep and the circadian rhythm

  • Nutrition and tracking what you eat

  • Being The Booty Builder

  • Sustainability and lifestyle

  • Myths and mistakes in fitness and dieting

  • Comedic relief and the meaning of life


01:36 - Introduction

04:36 - Dogs, and how she got Astrid

14:36 - Earliest childhood memory

17:00 - Lessons learnt from parents, immigrating to Australia

20:24 - Summer vs. winter

21:17 - Modelling, bullying and weight gain

29:19 - Transitioning from modelling to fitness

36:12 - Noteworthy coaches

40:23 - Her fitness principles

46:35 - Sleep, circadian rhythm, shift workers

53:00 - Nutrition and tracking what you eat

59:06 - Being The Booty Builder

01:05:35 - Sustainability and lifestyle

01:06:59 - Myths and mistakes in fitness and dieting

01:08:26 - Comedic relief

01:12:57 - The meaning of life

01:13:10 - Morning and evening routines

01:14:08 - Best purchase under $200

01:14:57 - Most influential book

01:16:37 - Where she would have a billboard in Australia