Alex Skypala uses Muay Thai Training to Lose 100lbs

Muay thai training

Long time student Alex Skypala, who uses Kickboxing and Muay Thai training, has recently hit a milestone.  Alex now weighs a weight he hasn’t weighed since he was a teenager!  While weight-loss is not an uncommon at Algeo MMA, Alex joins an elite club of members who has lost triple digit pounds.  Below is a quick interview we did with Alex to discuss how he loss the 100+lbs:



Welcome Alex, how are you? Can you tell us a little about yourself?

“My name is Alex Skypala, im 29 years old with a degree in Engineering.  Right now I am a Sales Engineer that sells giant machines that cut metal with lasers.  Its kind of nerdy you could say but at least I don’t look nerdy anymore, and that’s whats important.”

Now how heavy were you at your heaviest?

“I was about 275lbs at my heaviest and now I just cracked under 175lbs.  So yah I cracked triple digits.”


When did you start training?

“I started training in 2011 when I was going to college at Clemson University.  I found a guy at a golds gym that trained MMA down the street.  I’ve always wanted to try it, and he said it was cool to come try a class.  I moved back home around 2012 and found Algeo MMA a few years later.”

I know you use Muay Thai training and Kickboxing, anything else?

“Yes I use Muay Thai training and Kickboxing about 3-4 times a week, most days doubling up on classes.  I use to train Jiu Jitsu as well, but had to stop due to some nagging injuries”

Do you have any tips/pointers for anyone struggling to lose weight?

“I think first of all, you really gotta want to do it.  Right, you have to commit.  For a long time, I was just eating whatever I wanted and just maintaing my weight.  That was nice, I could eat whatever and just maintain but I wasn’t losing any weight. So ya its mostly diet man as well as the will to change.

What kind of things did you change?

“Cutting out a lot of the drinking after college was huge and when I do drink I make better choices.  As well as better choices for lunch/breakfast.”

How hard was it to change?

“It was hard at first, no doubt about it.  I was inspired, so I wanted to see the difference not just maintain anymore.”

What kind of goals do you have now that you’ve reached your target weight?

“Well its just nice, looking/feeling good.  I’d like to tone up a bit more but mostly just keep my progress.  This is a lifestyle man so its important to keep that mindset now.”


To see the interview click here.