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The Secret IngredientTo Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training

The Secret Ingredient To Turn Your Boring Workout Into Purposeful Training Substance. That’s what is missing and so many Personal Trainers forget to educate their clients on. My knowledge comes not only from the gym, or from Karate, no, it comes from Daito Ryu, Ninjutsu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Target Shooting, Swimming, Latin American Dancing, and […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


3 Ways To Design Your Environment And Make Exercise Easier And Enjoyable

3 Ways To Design Your Environment And Make Exercise Easier And Enjoyable Developing the habit of exercising regularly can be difficult for some. For others it may be easier to start with but when they hit the plateau it gets really difficult to keep going. What’s your challenge? There’s a thing you can do to […]


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 […]


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 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, […]

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10 Habits for a Happier, Healthier Monday

10 Habits for a Happier, Healthier Monday Do you dread Mondays? No need to, it’s a day like all the others. But here are my top 10 tips to get your week started positive, healthy and full of energy. 1. Push yourself into an early morning WORKOUT. Better yet do it outdoor. The fresh, crisp […]