My story, how I got into being a Personal Trainer

Niek Personal Trainer based in Lebanon
Me as personal trainer, based in Lebanon.

Instead of writing about a certain type of training, nutrition or related subject, I wanted to touch upon something closer to me. I will write about what lead me to offer my services as personal trainer and what I went through and how I managed to get rid of some of my excess weight. In my last position in the military service, I had tasks that did not require nor did I have much spare time to exercise and keep in shape.

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Chile, 2014

My work was quite demanding in the last years and I have been working hard. I made long hours and lacked in proper nutrition and sleep. I did not bother to eat properly because it had to be quick since there was so much work to do. Every night, I seemed to sleep less, since I was working late and getting up early again. I had no time to buy fresh produce but rather resorted to quick bites or canned food. This had its toll on me and I had gained quite some additional weight. At this point in time, my weight went up to 89 kg. That was the weight that I had reached and guess what? The work I had at hand: it was never done… No matter how hard I worked, even if I had worked 24 hours a day, it would have never be done.

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Jordan, 2012

Once I resigned from the military service and moved towards the Middle East, to live with my soon-to-be wife, I was very uncomfortable with myself. It had an influence on the size of my clothes, how easily I could move but even more importantly, a big impact on how I felt about myself. Even something simple as putting my socks and shoes on was not as easy as it used to be. I had to wear a bigger size of trousers, otherwise my waist would not fit in, which had grown significantly over the years.

I had enough and wanted to change that. And once I made up my mind, I got going and changed my lifestyle, yet again – gradually. From that moment on, I was taking more care of my nutrition, sleep and made exercise a bigger part of my weekly schedule. In a timeframe of about a year, I managed to drop to a bodyweight of 77 kg and feel much, much better about myself.

I managed to do so with some small and easy changes in my lifestyle. My concentration and blood flow improved, the stress level lowered and my self-esteem upsurged. It took time, patience and consistency to improve my psycho-physical health but this achievement felt so great that I have also decided to help other people reach similar goals.

Training in Lebanon

Starting as a Personal Trainer

In the beginning of 2017, I have planned and initiated Continuous Improvement Fitness. The name came up easily, since my mindset and attitude are such that I need to continuously evolve and improve.

In order to sustain only those relevant aspects with regard to exercise, rest and nutrition, I have continuously improved what I included in my programme.

I am now administering the same approach in my training methods for people who start training with Continuous Improvement Fitness. It is a drive that makes it easier to follow any programme because you will only do what works for you.

This way, it will not only be a programme that helps you reach your goals, but also make you think about what works, what not and how to improve everything you do.

Since I am offering Online Personal Training services, it does not require to live nearby in order to get a training program or coaching from me. I train and have trained clients in the United Kingdom, United States of America, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon even while I am currently living in the South of Lebanon.

What can you do next?

In my e-Book “The Essentials of Living Healthy”, I have covered the elements I have used in my personal approach as well. Download your free copy here.

Or you can opt for one of the programmes through which I will help you reach your goals and help you continuously improve yourself.

Start now, not tomorrow.


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