Travel and Fitness blog

Climbing volcano at night

I traveled to the small island of Lombok in Indonesia to climb the country's second highest active volcano

Running my first marathon

Racing such long distance was like nothing I've experienced before. There was no way to expect how it will test my body and willpower

How to stay fit while traveling - healthy travel tips

Staying fit while traveling is a real challenge. We have to carefully balance vacation and entertainment on one side and energy levels and good looks on another

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  • Feeling frustrated from not seeing desired results from your training efforts?

  • Do you have a GPS/HRM watch, but don't know what to do with all the data?

  • Want to bring structure to your workouts and get a training program designed based on your data?

  • Looking to get back into shape quickly?

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Analyzing performance is the key to success

Have you wondered what makes an athlete fast or strong? Here's a hint - it's not all the free time that is devoted to training all day, as many might think. In fact, you'll be surprised to learn that you can get fit and in shape with only 3 regular workouts per week.

The quality of every workout you do, combined with correct intensity & overall workload yield best results - both in the gym and outside of it. It's much more important to do less, but right than more and wrong.
In many cases athletes become great not because of the impossible training schedule, but in spite of that

In many cases athletes become great not because of the impossible training schedule, but in spite of that. However, doing less to achieve more would sound too easy to be true, right? The key to achieving more is to create a balanced program that is designed to get you to your goals, rather than following someone else's route.

Not every existing program would get you where you want. Some may work, but most of training programs omit many important aspects, like intensity, rest time & recovery, or at all were designed for someone else, taking into account his personal agenda. Training program for an Olympic long distance runner would not fit a regular 9-5 worker, as there is no healthy way to include 200+ km/week and a proper recovery into corporate schedule.

The only true way to achieve results is to understand the condition the athlete is in, analyze performance and design the program based on that
Moreover, without such important factors as intensity and recovery the training program becomes quite useless and highly ineffective. There's nothing more frustrating to increase the effort you put and see no results from it.

The only true way to achieve results is to understand the condition the athlete is in, analyze performance (workouts, personal bests, fatigue level, etc.) and design the program based on that.

GPS/smart watch may be a great tool to understand where your level of fitness is, yet getting one will not automatically lead to results. In reality GPS/smart watch tracks a lot of data daily and from every workout (like heart rate, speed, cadence, etc.). Before one is able to analyze results, draw conclusions, build and adjust programs, adjust effort during the workout and correct mistakes post workout (basically become personal trainer for himself), it's not going to do much good and will remain under-utilized.

I would like to change that - I would like to give you all the knowledge and guidance you need to ultimately become your own personal trainer.

Simple program, maximum results

Being a competitive athlete myself and logging over 5,000 km every year I've tried out and adjusted for myself hundreds of different training methods, programs, nutritional plans and workouts. I've learned what works and what works best and am more than happy to share it with you.

My primary sport for over 15 years has been kayaking where you have only 2-3 months to get into competitive shape after the off-season (since the river is covered in ice until mid-March). This experience taught me how better structure the training schedule, as well as how to get speed and strength as fast as possible once the season starts.

With over 20 years of experience in doing sports I now turn the table around to work as a personal trainer and help others achieve their best. I like to work with people, share my knowledge with them and see them succeed.

My approach is based on my personal experience - getting to results fast. It is not about having a different workout for every day of the week, nor is it just about having some physical activity to fill in the time. As I do in my personal training, I target only what works best and adjust where needed.

What you can expect from this personal coaching

Existing data and condition analysis
Personalized training program
Ongoing feedback and support
  • Evaluate current level of fitness
  • Analyse past workout data and results
  • Incorporate conclusions and streamline workouts
  • Designed to reach your goals
  • Based on your fitness level
  • Appropriate intensity and recovery
  • Progress monitoring and adjustments where needed
  • Feedback sessions
  • Nutrition/Recovery/Intensity advice

Are you ready to achieve your athletic best?

To get started simply fill in the form below and press "Get in touch!"

Frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.)

1. What happens after I press "Get in touch"?
I'll get in touch with you to organize a non-binding session during which I'll explain the rationale and methodology behind the program, as well as together with you set clear goals and deadlines. After that I'll develop a personalized training program and nutrition plan for you to follow.

In addition to that it's also important to have a weekly (at least) follow ups to conclude what went well, correct mistakes (if any), adjust the program where needed and discuss theory behind. The format, though, depends on you if you'd like to follow up more often
2. Is there a minimum subscription time?
There is no subscription as such - you can jump in and jump out at any time.

Don't worry, though. If it doesn't work out and you don't see results we've agreed on after a month, I'll refund the payment, no questions asked
3. What if I get sick during the program and can't work out?
My main goal is to keep you healthy - only the body that is healthy can maximize its potential. Having said that, of course we are not robots and causalities may happen. In that case full focus will be on recovery and sorting out health problems. Obviously, no payments are expected for the time when you're unable to train
4. What if I don't have an HRM monitor, or GPS device?
I used to train without knowing for sure how far, or how fast I am going. Sometimes I use my non-digital watch (the one with the seconds arrow) to measure my heart rate and I used to use google maps to determine how far I've run. Devices are only tools that simplify the data tracking and we can easily survive without them. Olympians used to train without a fancy GPS/HRM watch on their hand and did quite well back in the days.
5. I already own a GPS/HRM monitor, but I don't know what to do with the data. Can you help me analyze it and build a program based on my stats?
Yes. This is exactly the kind of areas I enjoy working with the most - analyzing training data, finding patterns, defining strengths & weaknesses and designing plans to improve performance
6. I don't have a gym membership. Is that a problem?
Not at all. I'd say gyms are good for one thing only - working out with maximum weights for explosive strength. Everything else (classes, aerobic machines, etc.) is created just to keep people inside. Body weight exercises can build a perfect body and are much more gentle on your joints, which is why I often prefer doing these outside over going to the gym
7. Do I need to consume some form of dietary supplements?
No. Everything that is put into a supplement can be found in the form of real food. Yes, it will require more effort than mixing a couple of scoops of powder with milk, but I'm focusing on forming healthy habits rather than short-cutting it with chemistry. You can achieve great results without several shakes in a day
8. I am a vegetarian. Will I need to consume meat now?
Again no. It's a myth that proteins occur only in meats. There are many forms of proteins that are perfect for vegetarians. In fact, it takes 8+ hours to fully digest meat which is taxing body's energy. I myself skip meat for several days in a week


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