Just for anyone who’s reading this to understand, what was your approach to fitness, training and eating before?
I had been a gym member for 2 years before I started Personal Training. I was mainly doing cardio as I didn’t know how to train properly with weights. As a result, I plateaued quickly and struggled to train regularly. But apart my gym membership, I didn’t do anything else to maintain my fitness. My main obstacle was a lack of motivation as I did not have strong results. I also used to eat badly and irregularly.
What was the pivotal moment that made you think ok let’s do this?
When I decided to stop smoking and wanted to 1) build more muscle and 2) make sure I didn’t put on weight as a result.
What’s the most important factor for you when training?
For me, the most important factor was getting results. When I decided to train with a PT, I wanted to get external support to reach my goals.
What about training with me contributed to your achievements? What are your thoughts about personal training?
The best thing about personal training with Vlad is that it made my goals seem achievable from day one, and the most important thing I’ve learnt, is that finding the right balance and training that fits your lifestyle really is key for success. I would recommend this to people with clear goals and are willing to commit, although Vlad was great with helping me define my goals. Training with a PT has helped me change my eating habits dramatically, which are now much healthier than before. My fitness routine is also now much more regular, but not as ‘painful’ as I actually enjoy going to the gym now. For a long time, I thought that personal training wouldn’t be right for me. But this has definitely changed my opinion about it!
What is the greatest value personal training has brought to you?
Definitely motivation and achievement.
What are your top 3 pieces of advice/tips for people in a similar position that you were in?
First you really need to define your goals, then understand your motivations for working towards these goals. What's really important, is the find a training routine that fits your own lifestyle if you want real results.
In your opinion who is training with Sets In The City perfect for?
"Sets In The City really provides you with bespoke training that fits your lifestyle, perfect for anyone in the City looking to get some real results."