Trainer Q&A: Wiki
In part three of our trainer Q&A series, we find out why positivity is so important to Wiki.
How and why did you become a personal trainer?
I’ve always been into sport – I did a lot of boxing when I was a teenager – and I’ve worked in fitness for about 11 years. I used to live in Poland and I qualified as a personal instructor in the UK four years ago. It’s a great way to make a living.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not training KBPT clients?
I recently started doing calisthenics so I’m really trying to improve at that. I also like to dance, ski and surf. I’ve worked as a photographer so I also really enjoy that and I love to travel.
What is your philosophy on health and fitness?
I always say you should find an activity that you enjoy and that makes you happy. Also, I think it’s beautiful how exercise can make you stronger both physically and mentally. Getting fit is the best way to keep your mental health in shape.
What inspires you – both personally and professionally?
People with a positive attitude. I find it really inspiring when someone gets on with things without complaining. From a fitness point of view, I’m currently inspired by girls who can do pull-ups – that’s my current goal! Longer term, I’d like to reach the point in my life where I can work from anywhere in the world.
How do you motivate your clients?
First of all, I remind them not to compare themselves to anyone else. They should be proud of who they are and what they can achieve. I encourage all my clients to believe in themselves.
What lessons have you learned as a personal trainer?
Lots of things! I’ve definitely learned that part of the job is being a psychologist. It’s amazing how people can change their whole life by changing their fitness routine. Exercise definitely affects the brain.
Bonus question... what really annoys or irritates you?
Negativity! I wish people would appreciate the small things and see that their lives aren’t that bad. The world would be a better place if we were all a bit more positive.
If you’d like to discuss how the KBPT team can help you,
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