What was the main reason why you wanted to become a coach?
We all have our hurdles to overcome; unwanted baggage we tend to ignore for the sake of pursuing comfort over change. Through overcoming eating disorders, and therefore automatically improving my relationship with myself, the path laid before I was one I had to take.
The pursuit of overcoming these challenges is something humanity slowly sees as a ‘normal’ part of life. And we have so much more in ourselves because many of us no longer can see the bigger health picture. I just love to see and hear from clients that our methodology delivers success from start to finish. It affirms my stance on why I became a coach.
Why do you believe everyone needs to have a coach to stay healthy?
Many of us have the firm belief that we can do it all by ourselves. With so much information and material online available, there is a solution for everyone somewhere out there. But more often, people do not get the results they are looking for.
A coach or a strong network of inspiring people who can help you strive to be your best physically and mentally is what drives success faster and more sustainable. It comes as no surprise that this guidance, and being surrounded by similar-minded people, has been extensively researched. The facts do not lie: goals are achieved better, more consistently, and tailored to the individual needs.
After all, we are all unique.
What is the biggest misconception / myth out in the world about health and wellness?
The world of dieting is a massive one. We are inundated with solutions, and what to take (Especially what not to eat) when shedding some weight is on your to-do list.
The whole concept of dieting is that one will lose weight by eating less. It makes sense when you just think about it. However, it is one of the biggest myths out there.
Our bodies are complex mechanisms, both mentally and physically, and are a perfect example that balance reigns supreme, even when it comes when wanting to shred some of those unwanted kilogrammes. It is never a one-sided solution.
For you personally, what makes Aspire stand out from the crowd?
Being in the health and fitness industry for years, what draws me most to the Aspire way is its holistic approach to health coaching and building a community. Little is left aside when one’s health is on the agenda.
Proper movement without taking any shortcuts, and the powerful influence nutrition has on one’s body, are what are marketed out there as the sole pillars for sustainable health. These are crucial pillars but only a part of the whole story.
And with a plethora of expertise within Aspire, we truly can deliver the total health picture, supported by some amazing success stories.
From your experience as a trainer, what is the biggest struggle for clients these days?
There are a few things I can name, but one thing I see as a rising, and worrying, trend is self-management around typical temptations of city living – easy access to takeout, liquid lunches, and being too busy for self-care.
Bangkok is a haven when you want to have everything with easy reach and literally can be delivered at your doorstep. Excuses such as “I do not have time!” and “It is so easy to order online!” are pitfalls when not putting one’s crosshairs on what does make you less productive and energetic.
A fun fact about you
I have quite a few things, but one of the most significant ones I want to bring forward is that I have colour-changing eyes.