Kayla Itsines’ partner and one half of the million dollar Bikini Body Guide fitness empire has been convicted and fined $1500 after admitting to driving in a reckless and dangerous manner.
Tobias ‘Tobi’ Pearce was charged in his home town of Adelaide in February, 2016 when police pulled the 25-year-old over for “veering” and “accelerating sharply” at 120 km/hr in his black Lamborghini Huracan – known to South Australians as ‘Pablo’ – through the 60 km/hr intersection of the Cross Road/South Road overpass.
The social media entrepreneur, who is estimated to be worth a joint $46 million with Itsines, has copped a 12 month license suspension and fines totalling $2,650, narrowly escaping a drug possession conviction for the blister pack containing four Cabolin prescription medication tablets found on his person at the time of arrest.
The pills, which the Advertiser reports fell out of Pearce’s pocket as he removed his keys when police moved to impound his car have been linked to body builders and steroid abuse, and are said to increase sex drives of steroid users.
Despite pleading guilty to charges of reckless and dangerous driving in front of the Adelaide Magistrates Court in April, the BBG CEO and body builder claimed the prescription drugs were left in his vehicle by an unidentified person.
This is not the first driving offence for Pearce, who’s ‘Pablo’ plated Lamborghini was spotted illegally parked across a disabled bay. It is not known if the businessman is in lawful possession of a disabled parking permit.
In a post titled ‘True Fact: I made mistakes, big ones…’, the 25-year-old took responsibility for his actions and how they impact others.
Part 2: Living in a tin shed at 19 I often looked at my life thinking “I’m not lucky enough to have certain things, I can barely afford food” looking at a toy dream car I got when I was 7. I often picked it up, got motivated and thought “one day I’m gonna get one”. The goal wasn’t much about the car, but more so what it represented; financial sustainability & overcoming a life long struggle for independence. “Freedom” Once starting Personal Training I had a chance to seek both financial and LIFE independence. If successful, id be able to make others healthy & feel good about themselves, get out of my shed and be “free”. During Uni I used PT as an outlet & tried hard to make ends meet. In under 4 months I was busy with 2 start ups & a female boot camp. Jumping forward a few years, I made enough money to rent. Finally after years of being isolated and homeless, without certainty, I had MY OWN HOME. Early 2014 as the business and my teams success grew, I could now afford my dream car! Instead, I chose to invest & donate money to charity for those less fortunate, as I truly understand what this is like. This learned from my Father, a far wiser man than I. Early 2015, my birthday came around again. I decided to buy my dream car and like a typical boy, initially I drove it in an unsafe manner. Im in a good position to set an example for young people, I should’ve taken this responsibility serious. Reality check, I was pulled over one night a few years ago for speeding & the Police took this to the full extent. For my naive 23 yr old behaviour, I got fined & lost my licence for 1 year. I got what I deserved, I know I shouldn’t have done this & deeply regret this. The past 2 yrs I’ve grown up & learnt some big lessons. These make me a better person for the future & let me commit larger, positive things to society. I’m Tobi, 25, a young & learning CEO of a global company & investments group. Now it’s 2017 & I’ve employed almost 100 amazing people & am thankful to you for taking time out of your day to read a part of my story. I’m not perfect, but I’m doing all I can to become the best I can, positively contribute to the world & others. I’m not done..more soon
“Im in a good position to set an example for young people, I should’ve taken this responsibility serious (sic),” he wrote.
“I got what I deserved, I know I shouldn’t have done this & deeply regret this.”