My own fitness journey and perspective of fitness
I was born in Greece and spent all my childhood in a small and beautiful town, full of history from ancient times. My hometown is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and thousands of olive trees. My dad was an accomplished athlete, competing with the Greek National team in the 3,000 meter steeple chase. He brought home several medals from competitions all over Europe. He was also honored twice to carry the Olympic flame for the Olympics in Russia and Mexico.
Some of my earliest memories are working out with him at our personal gym, practicing and performing gymnastics, playing handball, snow skiing, mountain biking and competing in the 150 meter sprint. My whole life has been built around fitness and my great love for classical music. Since my childhood years I studied classic guitar, the theory of music and
synthesizing. I always had a battle between fitness and music, not enough time to practice both of my passions.
After I finished high school I studied Management and Business Administration at the Economic University of Athens, as an attempt to get educated in a different aspect, one very useful in everyday life, even if it was never my dream or passion. It definitely gave me a great perspective of “real life.” I was fortunate to work for the biggest TV station in Greece as a project manager. I gained great experience and knowledge, but it was always something that I was good at, but never my passion.
In 2005, I moved to the USA and started a new chapter in my life, doing exclusively what I loved the most. I got certified as a Fitness and Kickboxing trainer. I opened my own fitness studio, Muscles On, where I am thrilled to train and meet with different people daily and help them achieve their own personal fitness goals.
I am passionate about fitness and helping individuals to grow into what they have dreamt of becoming. I strive daily to embrace their true nature. Everybody is born with specific potential. But never, never underestimate the human ability for growth and change. Everybody is capable of moving forward and developing his gift. There are no limits; everybody chooses a different route for his trip. It is each person’s choice to decide where he wants to stop.
For me, it’s a trip with a dream destination, with several stops in between, to catch my breath and appreciate my experiences and then move straight forward for that dream destination. For me it means discovering my own personal limits, gaining self-awareness and appreciating the gift of life that is given so generously to us. Life is given to us. It is a gift that needs to be treasured and used to love, to achieve happiness, self-enrichment, generosity, humanity and discover one’s soul.
I live a life in full, practicing what I love the most, fitness and music, and helping individuals to rediscover themselves. Fitness is not something that starts or stops as part of our physical existence. It’s something that definitely involves mental work, emotional discipline and a strong work ethic.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED, Kickboxing Fitness Institute Certified Trainer
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