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"A Workout isn't just a workout. It's an Investment in Myself & my Future" - Interview N.3 of the Fitness Series
Alex Verhoeven hyperfitness

New interview from my bodybuilding series in partnership with Your Fitness, interviewing Axel on the way sports impacted his life positively:

"I first started bodybuilding without a program, then I went on an Erasmus trip and completely lacked diligence.

But for a year and a half now, I’ve regained control of myself and sports has become my life. I’ve decided to make the most out of my time at the gym and optimize my training. read books, watch fitness videos, talk to coaches ...

My biggest motivation has been to see my body change: I gained 20 pounds, of muscle mainly: quadriceps, shoulders ...

As a teenager, I grew up fast and I was thin. So, I wanted to see how far my body could go naturally.

This new way of life has impacted other areas: I’ve engaged in a strict lifestyle, I stopped smoking, reduced alcohol, started to eat better (bio), to hydrate more, to sleep better ...

Sports has become an integral part of my life, an evidence after work, a pleasure ...

In fact, my life is now scheduled around sports: 1.training, 2.food, 3.rest, 4.work.

It's not just a workout, it’s an investment in my health, in my future."

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"J'ai d'abord attaqué la musculation sans programme, puis suis parti en voyage Erasmus et perdu mon assiduité.
Depuis un an et demi, je me suis repris en main et le sport est devenu ma vie. J'ai eu envie de rentabiliser mon temps perdu à la salle et ai optimisé mes entraìnements. J'ai lu des livres, regardé des videos sur le sport, parlé à des coachs...

Ma plus grande motivation a été de voir mon corps se transformer: j'ai pris 20 kilos de muscles principalement. Quadriceps, épaules...
Adolescent, j'ai grandi vite et j'étais mince. Donc, j'ai envie de voir jusqu'où mon corps peut aller naturellement .

Ce nouveau mode de vie a impacté d'autres domaines.: j'ai commencé une hygiène de vie stricte , j'ai arrèté de fumer, diminué l'alcool, commencé à manger mieux (bio), à mieux dormir, bien m’hydrater ...

Le sport est devenu une partie intégrante de ma vie , un automatisme après le boulot, un plaisir...
D'ailleurs, toute ma vie est désormais tournée autour sport: entraînement, alimentation, repos, travail.

Ce n’est pas que l’entraînement, c'est un investissement sur ma santé, sur l’avenir."

"If you Don't Grow Yourself, you Won't Grow your Business" - Mindset & Money Talk with Chris Lavish
All photos by  Cassell Inc.

All photos by Cassell Inc.

Never under the influence, always influencing
— Chris Lavish

When I heard of Chris Lavish for the first time, Global Digital Director at Fashion Week Online, I thought “Not only does this guy unapologetically say what he thinks, but he has a style that’s impossible to copy. And he escaped the 9/5, And he’s woke. And vegan. And spiritual…”

#Tribe!

I wanted to investigate more about the Lavish signature and learn:

-> What led the self-called “intergalactic tattoo module” to stop caring about people’s opinions to become his true self,

-> How he unlocked the money energy and the mindset that allowed him to access the traveling & influencer lifestyle that "many dream of, but few work for”.

The conversation turned into a podcast with one of the most genuine and fun persons I’ve met, filled with inspiration and motivational quotes.

Find your Way in the Episode:

0:30 - How making money affects your biochemistry

3:00 - Why you have to know how much you’re worth

6:30 - Morning & evening routine

9:45 - Chris’ fashion journey

11:30 - Pleasing yourself comes first

13:00 - Truth in the media & why how much you care will dictate how far you go in life

17:00 - How the universe rewards you for living freely

26:00 - Can you work AND be happy? + Why you should avoid the 9/5

“The way you start your day is the way you start your life”

Chris Lavish’ tips to conquer the day:

  1. Wake up as early as possible

  2. Stretch, foam-roll

  3. Exercise to get the body active

  4. Drink water

  5. Take a really cold water

  6. Kill the day!

Some delicious quotes from Chris Lavish, for when you need a little extra motivation to crush your goals:

MONEY

“Which language am I fluent in? Money talk”

“Money is the only way you’ll ever free yourself from both yourself and what other people think”

SELF-LOVE

“If you want to be everybody else, you’ll never be yourself”

“Caring will dictate how far you go in life. If you care too much, you’ll kill yourself out of money.”

“It’s impossible to make someone happy - You’re better off trying to please yourself, at least you know you better.”

“You can’t please everyone, but as long as you please yourself you’ll be alright.”

VALUING YOURSELF

“You have to know how much you’re worth, or else you’ll always get underpaid”

“I’m close to priceless, or to some people im just completely free.”

MENTAL FREEDOM

“I escaped that mental prison a long time ago and never looked back”.

“Mental freedom is the first step and then you just pick your path”.

HUSTLE

“The way you start your morning is the way you start your life”

“You expect too much and work too little”.

“I’ve never met anybody who works 24/7 and never got somewhere”

“If you don’t grow yourself, you won’t grow your business”

Find more of Chris on Instagram:

Chris Lavish Instagram

Chris Lavish Instagram

"Go All the Way", "No Pain no Gain", "Invest in Yourself"... What Motivates People to Workout?

Hi guys,

So I’ve just finished a partnership with a french fitness company, interviewing their members about the way sports has positively impacted different areas of their lives.

Incredibly interesting to see how motivations can be drastically different from one member to another!

From the person who went from overweight to athlete, the one who decided to invest in their health, the one who works out fully dressed, scarf, hat & earrings included because she doesn’t have much time, to the one who had rather be here than being on the streets causing troubles… They all have something to escape or something to attain.

And the beauty of that is that sports rassembles them around a healthy activity, that provides them with an increased self-confidence, that in turn impacts other areas or their life (career, love, friendships…) because they’ve learnt to set objectives, handle pain and push their limits.

Why do you work out and how has it brought benefits into your life?

Here’s the first interview of the series:

Franck go all the way - fitness gym mantra

"Sport is the school of life: we learn to define goals and overcome difficulties, which translates into other areas of life.

Younger, I won a national full-contact competition, then competed in athletics and moved on to bodybuilding, more playful.

After having back problems, I realized the importance of the mindset. If we listen to doctors, we don’t do anything!

In parallel, I understood the importance of health beyond performance.

I saw how doping in high level competitions could destroy the health of those who seek to shine ...

And my wife opened my eyes to the vegan diet. I did my research and reoriented my way of thinking:

how do my lifestyle and diet help me function?

I gained ten pounds of muscle since I started bodybuilding and am interested in food hygiene. One does not go without the other!

I also reoriented myself: I was already practicing a health profession, and I am going to specialize in sports physiotherapy.

Sport has become an integral part of my life that made me want to give the best of myself, for myself.

That's why my personal motto is: go all the way. Till the end. Of your dreams, your goals, without worrying about the obstacles. "

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"Le sport, c'est l'école de la vie: on apprend à définir des objectifs et à se donner les moyens de surmonter des difficultés, ce qui se transpose à d'autres domaines de la vie.

Plus jeune, j'ai remporté une compétition nationale de full-contact, puis

participé à des compétitions d'athlétisme pour ensuite évoluer vers la musculation, plus ludique.

Après des problèmes de dos j'ai compris l'importance que jouait le mental. Si on écoute les médecins, on ne fait plus rien!

En parallèle, j'ai compris l'importance de la santé, au-delà de la performance.

J'ai vu comment le dopage dans les compétitions de haut niveau pouvait détruire la santé de ceux qui cherchent à briller...

Et ma femme m'a ouvert les yeux sur un nouveau mode alimentaire, le végétalisme. J'ai fait mes recherches et réorienté mon mode de pensée: qu'est-ce que mon mode de vie et ma nourriture m'apportent pour bien fonctionner?

J'ai pris dix kilos (de muscles) depuis que j'ai attaqué la musculation et me suis intéressé à l'hygiène alimentaire. L'un ne va pas sans l'autre!

Je me suis également réorienté: je pratiquais déjà un métier de santé, et m'apprête à me spécialiser en kinésithérapie du sport.

Le sport est devenu une partie intégrante de ma vie qui m'a donné envie de donner le meilleur de moi-même, pour moi-même.

Voila pourquoi mon slogan personnel est: go all the way. Va jusqu'au bout. De tes rêves, de tes objectifs, sans te soucier des limites que tu pensais avoir. "

"This Shit is Real" - Uncovering Numerology with my Uber driver
interview jumal lewis numerology
People’s two biggest fear are being alone, and wasting their time doing a career they hate
— Jumal Lewis

I met Jumal on my way to an interview, he was my Uber driver.

As I was preparing myself for the meeting, he quickly pulled out a numerology book and gave me a mini-reading at the red-light.

As we chatted about his craft and he was giving me advice on how to succeed at the interview (which I did), I asked him about numerology and his experience with “magic”.

He shared multiple stories of witchcraft he witnessed in African villages, where he first was confronted to unexplainable events, and his transition to numerology, what it is and how it can help guide you on your path.

Find your way in the episode:

0:00 - Getting into numerology to find clarity on your path

05:00 - Believing in magic and witnessing healing and witchcraft in the bushes 

08:00 - Traditional medicine vs modern medicine 

13:00 - “This shit is real” - Rain ceremonies & other unexplainable human power over nature

18:00 - What people ask about during readings: love and career over money and health: the two biggest fears are:

  • To be alone 

  • To waste your time doing a career you hate

19:00 - What numbers can tell you 

23:30 - Do you want to plan or do you like surprises?

25:40 - Numbers influence but do not determine + Examples of cycles

"IT'S AN ENCHANTED INTERLUDE" / Chatting Ashtanga Yoga with Rene Kubiak

I’ve practiced various types of yoga in different parts of the world and my most intense session was during an ashtanga class, in France.

As I was holding a contorted pose, I felt emotions coming up.

After talking to my teacher, I realized that yoga isn’t just a workout.

It’s way to face your body, to be in the present moment, to let go of emotions and to exorcise fears, traumas and imposed limitations.

That’s what we discussed in the interview.

Check it out!

The Life-Changing Power of Yoga / with Adam Carney
Adam Carney

I met Adam in beautiful Bali, and approached him after overhearing his conversation on anxiety and how his experience with yoga had been transformative.

We sat down the following day to discuss his journey through the discovery of yoga, from hating it to incorporating it to his lifestyle and as part of his mission.

We also chatted about entrepreneurship, the human quest to happiness and making an impact, discovering spirituality and embracing the feeling of being stuck in order to grow.

Embrace being stuck!
— Adam Carney

Find your way in the episode:

1:00 - Getting started with yoga to handle LA’s energy to cope with anxiety

07:00 - Being given everything in life and still not being fulfilled 

08:45 - Yoga is not just about the physical layers, it’s a lifestyle

13:00 - The origins of yoga

15:00 - Listening to your call or doing what’s comfortable?

17:00 - From being a millionaire on paper to being left with nothing

19:00 - The process of creating meaningful value & the traps of entrepreneurs

28:00 - Spiritual people: we’re all on the same train but we chose to take the window seat 

32:00 - Feeling your way through life

35:30 - Embrace being stuck!