Meeting a personal trainer with perfect flat stomach (I assume it was since the t-shirt wasn’t rapped tight around his abdominal area) right after winter with a lot of extra comfort fat spread all around from top till bottom of my not so high complexion, I felt awful. Don’t know why, not like someone was judging me, but you know the feeling when you meet these sporty people that are so confident in their body instead of stretching out the hand for introduction all you want is to start excusing yourself for such an awful behaviour of not looking after yourself for the past months (ever:). I mean this winter was long and cold, cold and long. How else one keeps himself warm? Nope, not layers of clothes, incorrect:) but bread and potatoes and avocado. Literally my all winter comfort food ah and I forgot dark chocolate or vegan brownies for desert (yes I’m vegan so my diet includes more then just paper and lettuce salad:). I also chose my outfit wisely for a petite and sporty look illusion: extra tightening tights, skirt with top button undone to make it easier to breath and a long jumper covering all the details. So here I sat in front of this tall flat stomach, already in his summer bikini body persona, listening to his story and thinking: “summer don’t come, I’m not ready for you or I can’t afford a personal trainer but I really need one or even two:)))”
Like most of the men is not very talkative and reserved. Well familiar with rules of etiquette and have asked me if I’m hungry, I straight away remembered about the button on my skirt and refused politely. Starting and equally connecting point of conversation was love for coffee: one is addicted so as the other one:) After that dialogue flows easy.
As a boy he dreamt of becoming a scientist: white laboratory coat and goggles was the most inspirational part. Growing up turned his childhood wish into a set course of direction of future him. Enrolled to a Human Genetics Course at Biology Faculty at UCL. While studying, worked at the uni bar and across the corridor there it was, The gym ’52 club’. The healthy body room clearly had a drawing effect on our companion here. He gently swapped sides, serving drinks to sports equipment. Additionally the gym ran training in nutrition, that Dimitri happily put a tick next to. By the time he had finished studies, he already had his clientele list as a personal trainer and nutritionist. Working in the laboratory seemed quite dull in comparison to all that action.
A year after graduation Dimitri takes his new profession level higher and enrols to MSc in Public Health Nutrition Course back at UCL. He leaves 52 Club and works in different gyms before he starts his own business epochfitness.co.uk. Studio offers group and personal training, nutrition programs and pilates. A person that is truly devoted to what he does and loves doing and that is always a bonus to know you are in good hands once trusting yourself with our most precious that is health.
I have of course asked Dimitri what would he advise our readers on how to get fit fast, its bare legs kinda weather already. My option was: don’t eat apart from air, drink plenty of water and if you manage to work out on all that hunger, do so:))))
But I received a wise reply of a professional: “ The best thing to shape up last minute is to not panic! Begin your day with a 15 minute HiiT workout and stop fooling yourself that ordering sweet potato fries is the same as having vegetables.”
Likes: Spontaneity // Dislikes: His Addiction to Coffee
FYI: HiiT is high intensity interval training, involves boosts of intensive exercise followed by rest.