As a child, I was an active but very thin and weak kid. I needed to learn how to fall properly without injuring myself, so my parents took me to our local Judo club. That was the time when I decided that I will be an Olympic Champion… I wasn’t, but in 18 years I became:
- National Champion (6 times) – Hungary
- European Team Championship Silver Medallist (2005)
- Member of the Hungarian National Olympic Judo Team (10 years)
But most importantly, I have learnt some very valuable lessons that made me who I am today.
- Because Judo is a weight category sport, I always needed to manage my weight, checking not kgs but grams every day. I did this for 14 years along with my teammates, so I had the chance to understand that not everyone reacts the same way to foods, thus there is no “one diet for everyone”.
- Imagine doing 3 training sessions a day for years. Would you be able to analyse every tiny reaction in your body? Yes, for sure. Plus, you would be able to spot every correct and incorrect movement patterns of other people as well.
- Understanding and accepting the fact that a logical training system is absolutely necessary if you want to progress quickly and efficiently.
- Because Judo is a contact sport you are never alone. You need to work with/against your training partners/opponents, thus you need to understand human movement and behaviour, plus you need to be able to spot any weaknesses (strength, stamina, flexibility, etc) in a millisecond.
- And the most important thing, I have learnt for a life that health is everything, and your number 1 training aim should be to avoid injury.
Being a high level athlete and a University student is challenging. I am not denying the fact that without the help of my friends, I would have never got a Diploma. Thinking back those days, I believe that life wanted to teach me how to manage my time perfectly (and forcing me to be as efficient in training as possible), and how to collaborate and work together with others.
My University years were about learning to work in a team. I wouldn’t say that was easy for an individual athlete, but it definitely led me to the conclusion:
“I am passionate about working together with those talented people who want to make a dent in the fitness industry.”
After finishing my University studies (2008), I instantly started to work as a Personal Trainer. With this decision I put myself on a fast track learning curve. I needed to realize very quickly that what they teach in a Personal Training course is almost totally useless in real life.
If you know me in person, you may have noticed already that I don’t have a high opinion of general fitness courses… I believe that if you want to become an excellent trainer you need to find the area you are passionate about, and then you need to attend specialised courses.
I did my research as well. I attended several courses from Spinal health to Aqua fitness, but nothing was as useful as finding the IFHIAS Institute. It is a German educational company that delivers mainly group fitness courses, and attending the IRON SYSTEM® and deepWORK® courses gave me so much extra knowledge and inspiration, that totally changed my life as a Personal Trainer too.
So, what is my specialization?
Simple but highly effective training that is 100% injury free and creates harmony in the body.
In the past decade I have worked together with many people, from professional athletes to medical doctors between ages 16 and 76, and the main lesson I have learnt is this:
I can work together successfully only with dedicated people who want to learn, and willing to put effort into their training.
What can I say, I still have the mentality of an athlete.
2012 – A truly life changing year in my life.
It is not only because I moved to London and set up my very first company, but because my brother qualified himself to the Olympics. There are no words to describe how proud I was that after all those years, competitions, trainings and tears, he fulfilled our childhood dream. Thank you Bro’. 🙂
I also started to work as a Personal Trainer in Ruislip, where I met with a wonderful group of people, we conducted a 4 weeks long mini research of body transformation, and I found friends in them as well.
On a company level, I set up IRON SWEAT and started to work together with the IFHIAS Institute, offering high quality training concepts to instructors. I organised numerous courses and events, bringing the best Master Trainers over from Germany.
But most importantly, I met with awesome people at the former Reebok Sports Club, who understood the importance of high quality training, and who are still willing to wake up early every Saturday morning to come and train with me.
It was a very challenging period of my life, and I have learnt many lessons about training, business and people in general.
A couple of months later I joined the Third Space and Virgin Active group to be able to provide high quality training in a professional environment.
Another highlight is that at the MoveFit convention where we presented deepWORK I met the founder and owner of the YogaFit Retreats. I am thankful for Lindsay Jay for inviting us to her retreat event in 2016. Since then we are there at every single event, and I am personally very happy to be part of this project.
The year of changes as other people stated and I couldn’t agree more. After spending 5 and a half years in the Third Space group meeting with truly amazing people, I decided to follow my heart and move to Frankfurt.
Of course, after all these years I feel attached to those who spent with me 2-3 hours a week every week attending in my classes or personal training sessions, and I want to continue helping and supporting them. This is why I am in the process of setting up an online platform (debellyfying.com) to be able to share my health and workout tips with those who are interested in making their exercise time a bit more efficient.
I also joined the Wellfinity team in August as the Health and Wellbeing Director. This is a very nice and enthusiastic team of professionals with the common goal of making people’s days in the office happier, healthier and more productive. Plus, I am allowed to fulfill my dreams and organise different events, out of the ordinary, around the topic fitness and wellbeing. Exciting times.
Now that you know me a bit more, I hope we can meet in person as well soon. I would love to do some crazy push-ups together with you. 😉 To find out about my next events just click on the link below and get prepared for a unique experience. I warned you. 😁
“Never stop questioning, believe in yourself and always #bePROUD!”