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Arnie

Personal Trainer and Fitness Presenter

My fitness journey began when I was a teenager. At the age of 19, I participated in my first men's fitness competition and went on to win several national titles. My determination and discipline pushed me along. My most notable accomplishment was finishing fourth in the men's fitness division at the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB). I discovered my true passion for fitness and the concept of hacking into your own body and mind. At the time, my main focus was on strength training and bodybuilding. Although I enjoyed my training, I was aware that something was missing. 

 

I've begun to study functional movement and biomechanics. This has posed many questions, such as why we move the way we do and why we should move differently in all possible panes rather than getting trapped in closed, monotonous movement. I've changed my attitude to the whole preparation regimen to one that is more flexible and inclusive. Adding yoga lessons also improved stability and freedom of motion. This has tremendously aided me in achieving positive results faster. Since then, I've never stopped learning about biomechanics and figuring out how different training strategies can help each other.

My Qualifications

  • Active IQ Diploma in Personal Training Level 3

  • YMCA IFI Level 3 (Training and programming people with disabilities)

  • YMCA Pre-Post Natal Level 3

  • YMCA Exercise to Music

  • Les Mills GRIT™ Series advanced trainer

  • Freestyle Fitness Yoga

  • deepWORK®

  • Advanced Group Cycle Instructor

  • Bootcamps

  • Kettle Bells

  • HIIT

  • Bodypump

Area of Specialities

  • Body transformation programmes

  • Weight management

  • Nutrition guidance and support

  • Pre and post Natal fitness

  • Small group training

  • Group Exercise classes

  • Strength training

  • Macro, meso and micro periodization planning

  • Bodybuilding and fitness competition preparation (including posing routines)

  • Individual and team sport specific performance training 

  • Plyometric and calisthenics training