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How To Prepare For Outdoors Winter Workout

How To Prepare For Outdoors Winter Workout Training outdoors in winter is a matter of experiencing the world from a different angle. There are a few things about the environment to consider when you take on winter training.   Temperature You know it’s cold already, but knowing the temperatures will help you with more than […]


How To Train Outdoors This Winter

How To Train Outdoors This Winter The previous article was on why you should ditch the gym this winter. Now I will share with you 3 ideas of how to train outdoors with winter.   1. Running If you choose to go without and experiences coach, although you should consider it, running is the easiest way to […]


Why You Should Ditch The Gym This Winter

Why You Should Ditch The Gym This Winter   A few years ago I used to only run, all year round, outdoors. On snow and ice, rain and heat. The last few years have witnessed a massive shift in my training methods, my fitness in general and my coaching style and philosophy. I am talking […]


How To Improve Your Posture

How To Improve Your Posture   It is not enough to have a strong core alone. It is not enough to do just crunches and situps or just squats and lunges. Here are the different aspects when it comes to improving your posture and attain a stronger and healthier body.   Core exercises Many people go for […]


Things To Do Under The Shower

Things To Do Under The Shower It’s not what you think ok? It’s about stretching. Too many of us “complain” we have no time to stretch. Well, beginning today you can incorporate stretching in your other daily “must do” habits. And for stretches, doing them under the shower is actually good as they release tension faster […]


Should You Hurt After Your Workout?

Should You Hurt After Your Workout?   What is Delayed Onset Of Muscle Soreness or DOMS? DOMS is that discomfort, or muscle ache or soreness, that occurs 24-48 hours after activity. Although I must say that some experts agree on 12-72 hours after activity. Either way it happens to everyone, fitness beginners and elite athletes. […]


8 Reasons Why Training Outdoors Is Less Stressful

8 Reasons Why Training Outdoors Is Less Stressful We have too much stress and worry in our lives. If keeping our bodies healthy and strong has to be stressful as well then we are getting nowhere. It’s just…wrong. So here’s why training outdoors is far less stressful, just a few of the reasons   1. […]


What Is Efficient Body Movement and Why Should You Care

What Is Efficient Body Movement and Why Should You Care   Why you should care First things first. First things first. Unusual way to start a blog but bear with me. Your body and your mind are always connected. No matter what you do or when, they will always work together and influence each other. When […]


What Does The Warm Up Actually Do

What Does The Warm Up Actually Do A warm up simply brings your body into a state of readiness for the movements to come. A warm up raises your heart rate, your body temperature and sends blood flow to the muscles to be used later on as well to tendons and ligaments. It also lubricates […]


How To Structure Your Workout

How To Structure Your Workout You might think I’m just going to give you a routine. What I will actually do is make you think. I will give you the steps to create your routine but then you will do it by yourself. And then you can come to me with it and we can […]


How Long Does It Take To Get Fit

How Long Does It Take To Get Fit Firstly, it depends on what “being fit” means to you. For example for some being fit can be gaining muscle, for others running a marathon, for others be great at the sport they practice. The dictionary says that fitness means the condition of being physically fit and healthy. […]


What To Do When You Are Short On Time To Train

What To Do When You Are Short On Time To Train If you don’t feel amazing then you will not be able to make others around you feel amazing either. And to feel amazing you must look after your health. And part of that is movement. Not workout, not exercise but movement. What’s the difference […]


100th Blog

100th Blog Post Thought I’d make something special for my 100th blog post. So I picked (hand picked that is 😉 ) a few sentences from each blog post I wrote and added the link to the blog post it came from. A piece of wisdom from each of them. Some more interesting than others, but starting […]


The Risks Of Going Barefoot

The Risks Of Going Barefoot Ok here’s the truth about my beliefs in barefoot lifestyle, whether running or not. And I must emphasize these are my own beliefs. I started going barefoot ever since I could walk. And over time I went through rivers and lakes (and not all clean I’ll tell you that) and forests and […]


How To Stop Your Shoulders From Hurting At The End Of The Day 3

How To Stop Your Shoulders From Hurting At The End Of The Day That’s a good question. Working in front of the computer for hours and hours can make your shoulders ache…..and the whole body actually. Here are a few things to consider and do to avoid tensing your shoulders throughout the day and painful […]


Strong Foundations For A Strong Pain Free Body

Strong Foundations For A Strong Pain Free Body I think you agree with me when I say that if a building cannot stand without strong foundations, no matter how much iron rods and cement we put on every floor, a human body cannot be strong without a strong foundation no matter how strong the other […]


Why I Stand For 1h30m Training Sessions

Why I Stand For 1h30m Training Sessions Ever since I began practicing Karate, 20 years ago, I learnt that training is at least 1h30min long. Not 1h, not 45 min. And I kept it this way. Here I will explain WHY this is so important. Today we have all sorts of sessions. And they are all […]


Getting Off The Treadmill Of Life 3

Getting Off The Treadmill Of Life I am not even sure the title is the best one for this post. I was inspired by one of my students to write about this after a conversation we had the other day. Let me tell you my thoughts first. One day, last Wednesday to be more precise, […]


Don’t Run On Your Toes…Or Heels 1

Don’t Run On Your Toes…Or Heels You may or may not agree with my ideas and practices. But that’s ok. The world would be so boring if we all had the same ideas and philosophies. Don’t you think? So I would like to share my opinion on running skills. Particularly regarding the strike in this […]

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What Day & Time Is The Best For Training Sessions

What Day & Time Is The Best For Training Sessions This is a common question so I’d better answer it. A straight forward answer would be: there is not BEST. Ok, now I’d better explain. With over 20 years of being coached in many different sports: Martial Arts, Target Shooting, Swimming, Skiing, Archery, Dance etc. […]


Do You Hate Running? Here Are Three Steps To LOVE It

Do You Hate Running? Here Are Three Steps To LOVE It   Many people tell me they don’t like or even hate running. The most common 3 reasons I get when I ask them why (but not the only) are: 1. It’s boring 2. It’s difficult (running out of breath) 3. It’s painful (on the […]


Do This NOW To Revitalize Your Body

Do This NOW To Revitalize Your Body Feeling achy and your body stiff and tired? If you sit a lot, type a lot and your shoulders and neck probably hurt also if you are stressed out, especially if you are stressed out, then this blog post is for you. To get rid of many of […]


Why Your Flexibility Today Is Different From Yesterday

Why Your Flexibility Today Is Different From Yesterday Sometimes we can stretch one day and feel very, very flexible and mobile. Then the next day we notice we cannot do the same things anymore. Like touching your toes, it can be so difference from one day to another. And then you think that the first […]


Are you falling apart?

Are you falling apart? It seems like so many people, from any walks of life and almost any age, complain about aches and pains. Whether we talk about sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries or growing old most of us are aware of something going on with and in our bodies. Every client I work with […]


HOW to breathe and WHY it is important

HOW to breathe and WHY it is important If we cannot control the simple act of breathing how are we suppose to control our thoughts, our bodies or ever the world around us. And if we cannot feel and fully experience breathing how are we supposed to be mindful of anything else within or around us. […]


5 Secrets To Less Pain And More Freedom Of Movement

5 Secrets To Less Pain And More Freedom Of Movement I was forced (so to speak) to learn about my body from a very early age. You may or may not know yet that 4 years into my karate training, at 12 years old, I suffered from debilitating pain in my knees and ankles. That […]


STOP Exercising! Do This Instead

STOP Exercising! Do This Instead Stop exercising and start Developing skills Stop exercising and start Exploring yourself and the environment Stop exercising and start Playing around so you enjoy life Stop exercising and start Being Mindful of what you are feeling, seeing, hearing and doing Stop exercising and start Listening to the life surrounding you Stop […]


The First Step To Take As A Beginner In Fitness 2

The First Step To Take As A Beginner In Fitness I love to work with beginners or those coming back to exercising. I love to witness the huge changes from one session to the other and watch them learn and develop from scratch. The journey is amazing. Of course I like to work with you […]


5 Ways To Deal With Muscle Soreness Without Medication 4

5 Ways To Deal With Muscle Soreness Without Medication Sure, ibuprofen is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of muscle soreness. Good option for a placebo. My mother used to tell me to take aspirin. Another good one. Muscle soreness can kick in anytime within 72 hours from your training session. Some experts say […]


3 Awesome Benefits Of A Great Posture

3 Awesome Benefits Of A Great Posture As a Martial Arts kid you never get a break. I’ve been practicing Karate Shotokan since the age of 8. Now that’s a long time, 20 years to be more exact. Posture, precision, focus, body control, emotional control are some of the few elements of a great Karate-Ka. And […]


Reclaim Your Nature

Reclaim Your Nature I was a lucky child. I was born and raised in a big city where I had almost everything a child wanted. But every summer holiday my parents would send me to the countryside to spend 3 months with my grandparents. The little poor village had 2 small shops. There was no cinema, not […]


7 Ways To Make You Enjoy Your Running

7 Ways To Make You Enjoy Your Running The other day one of my readers asked me a series of questions about running and how to enjoy it more. As you probably already know, and if you didn’t know you will now, this is one of my favorite topics. I am a long distance runner, […]


How Does The Merisoiu Technique Really Work

How Does The Merisoiu Technique Really Work The Merisoiu Technique or TMT is based on Six Guiding Principles of a Healthier Lifestyle: 1. Earthing or Reconnecting With The Earth 2. Natural Movement or Reclaiming Your Nature 3. Zanshin or Awareness and Mindfulness 4. Nutrition 5. Personal Development 6. Habits Transformation   TMT is not a […]


Why your workouts are boring and 4 ways to make them exciting

Why your workouts are boring and 4 ways to make them exciting   I used to be a Personal Trainer in a gym. I loved it and I learnt a lot. However I could not help but noticing how many people would come to the gym and seem bored by what they were doing.   I […]


How I overcame 15 years of knee pain (or grade 3 meniscus damage) 1

How I overcame 15 years of knee pain (or grade 3 meniscus damage)   I write this because I am aware there are some of you who suffer from knee pain, or another joint pain, and so keep away from physical movement. This is my personal story. A story of 15 years of grade 3 knee […]


How to stretch your fingers and toes and why

How to stretch your fingers and toes and why   This is a question I received from a reader of my ebook “15 Healthy Habits For The Body”. One of the habits I mentioned in it is to stretch your fingers and toes.   There are many ways to stretch fingers and toes. By stretching […]


The difference between Flexibility and Mobility

The difference between Flexibility and Mobility Many of us understand the importance of being more flexible and the benefits we associate with it such as freedom of movement, recovery after workout and a general feeling of relaxation.   However, we use flexibility and mobility as one and the same thing. Or we talk about one […]


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How much rest do you need for fitness gains

How much rest do you need for fitness gains What are rest and recovery   Rest is part of recovery. Recovery is what happens in your body after the end of a workout. So rest includes sleep, nutrition, time for stillness—both mental and physical, activities that provide active-recovery that provides mental/physical relaxation such as yoga and swimming, […]


How to do a full press-up and Why

How to do a full press-up and Why   Women have smaller muscles so it is more difficult to do full press-ups, I hear this very often. While that might be true up to a certain extent it usually has to do with training and conditioning. As usual, I am here to challenge traditional way […]


Why 99 percent of my clients are afraid of outdoor winter training

Why 99% of my clients are afraid of outdoor winter training   It’s cold, It’s freezing My father used to say that a little frost will get our blood moving around our bodies. This will change your beliefs about yourself, about what you are capable of and how you see the world around you. Cold […]


The squat: Why to do it, How to do it 2

The squat: Why to do it,  How to do it   Why squat   1. It’s a natural movement We squat, or we should squat, almost every time we pick or put down something. You see cultures who eat or work while squatting. It’s a healthy way to treat your body. Build the habit of […]


How fitness changes you at a physical and psychological level

How fitness changes you at a physical and psychological level   Fitness is not only an aspect of a visibly fit and healthy human being but more of one who is confident and strong in the way she stands, sits, moves, runs or talks. Fitness, power and strength shape our bodies yes, but as a […]


Passionate About Sports? Massage London Sessions Will Keep You In Shape !

Passionate About Sports? Massage London Sessions Will Keep You In Shape ! Compared to the average individual, an athlete logs in several more hours of intense physical activity on a regular basis. Aside from the hours actually spent playing a game with a team (like in football, basketball, baseball, and such) or engaging in an […]


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Learn The Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique For Running

    Learn The Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique For Running In Martial Arts we always paid attention to breathing. When breathing in a correct manner we have more power, more control over our bodies and we reduce the risk of certain injuries. Now, still a Martial Arts competitor but also a runner, I believe that breathing is […]


‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do it?

‘Engage your core’, what does that mean? Why should I do? ‘Engage your core’, ‘suck your belly in’ or ‘squeeze your abs’ are terms repeatedly used by fitness professionals, including myself, but do we really think about what that means? Due to a limited time frame we never really delve into the benefits of building […]

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