So Keita, well done for the progress made in your first 10 weeks of training. Just for anyone who’s reading this to understand what has your training and progress been in the past?
I played indoor football once a week and that's all exercise I'd get in London. Sometimes I would do some extra exercise but I wouldn't change my diet which is something I've now learned is so important. I mainly just continued to live my life until I had to face the moment of truth. I also never worked with a PT before as I couldn't see the value at the beginning but now I see it, along with the results. My schedule is pretty typical of a student. I got classes every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am until 06:30pm. I usually wake up a bit late as I love to sleep in, however I'm trying to change my sleep routine. On Tuesday and Friday, I usually do all my project and homework for classes and I relax on the weekend provided I'm finished with work.
What was the pivotal moment that made you think ok let’s do this?
When my father told me that I gained weight. He’s the type of person who doesn’t care about how I look but one day, he came up to me and said “you need to eat less. You gained some weight in London”. That’s when I realised that I need to start thinking about controlling my health.
What’s the most important factor for you when training?
Although I’m not the best example for this but as a sports person, discipline is everything. You need to be strict with your training and your nutrition intake. Without this, you wouldn’t see any results at all.
What about Sets In The City contributed to your achievements? What are your thoughts about training?
Vlad is amazing. I can approach him as a friend rather than a personal trainer. As I am new to the fitness industry, he taught me a lot of different exercises and gave me important advice. I think you need to enjoy on what you do and having someone that you can enjoy with is a plus point. His programme has certainly changed my lifestyle and I would 120% recommend him because he is really approachable and has vast experience in the fitness industry.
What is the greatest value training together has brought to you?
Changes in lifestyle and results. With the training, my perception of myself has changed. I’m able to control what I eat and drink now and I've also learned to cook healthy food. I've also gone through varied workouts and learned which exercise is useful for different parts of my body. To me, it is a long-term value that I can maximise.
What are your top 3 pieces of advice/tips for people in a similar position that you were in?
- Be ready for change! It is hard at first, but you will enjoy it
- Food intakes is everything. Without it, you can’t see any result
- Enjoy it! It is the time where you don’t need to think about work.
In your opinion who is Sets In The City perfect for?
Busy people who wants ‘real’ changes with no prior experience in the fitness industry.