Intrinsic motivation in sport and in life


Pietro Boselli, model, trainer and professor, delivered a talk about the aesthetics of body and maintaining physical peak performance as well as the importance of increasing and developing the mind simultaneously. 

About the speaker

Pietro Boselli was born in Italy in 1988. He moved to London in 2007, where he pursued his academic career at UCL, with a degree in Mechanical engineering obtained in 2010 with first class honors, followed by a PhD in computational design of steam turbines, a project sponsored by Hitachi of Japan. During the course of his 5-year doctorate degree, Pietro had the opportunity to deliver problem solving classes and lectures on the subject of mathematical modelling and analysis, to second year undergraduates of the mechanical engineering course at UCL.

Pietro's professional career as a fashion model, however, began earlier than his academic one. In 1995 he landed his first campaign for Armani Junior, becoming the face of the brand for 4 consecutive years. The relationship with Giorgio Armani lasted throughout the years, with Pietro's participation to fashion shows from the age of 18 up to very recent collaborations with Emporio Armani and worldwide campaigns. Pietro has since early age been signed with a few different fashion agencies, and worked for the most prominent fashion brands, photographers and fashion magazines.

Among his greatest interests is his passion for fitness, swimming, trail running, triathlon and weightlifting. Pietro is a Pro fitness model for the WBFF federation, after winning the European title in 2014.