1. What made you decide to become a PT?
When I initially started training I found that I was suffering…like most people I found it really tough at first, and painful. But once I came through that I really started to enjoy it, and became addicted to bettering myself. My life was turned around. I was happier, stronger, more energetic and overall felt better. And I really want other people to have that experience. I want to help them change their lives, just like I changed mine through fitness.
2. What do you like best about being a PT?
Every day and every client is a new challenge. For me the best feeling is when we reach something new. Whether it is a long-wanted beach body, smashing new PBs or simple things like being able to touch their toes with straight legs. Every little counts, and every little makes me proud. It’s all about the team work, and at the end of the day, that’s what makes happy. The feeling I am helping someone improve their fitness and reach.
3. What's your favourite kind of workout?
A few years back I discovered my passion for bodybuilding and all those special tricks it has to offer. Muscle-mind connection is a wonderful thing and I really enjoy how you can work on each muscle of your body. I love to challenge my body and push it to the limits.
4. Can you tell us a bit more about your training week? How many days do you train and what kinds of workouts?
My week normally goes push (shoulders, chest, triceps), pull (back and biceps), legs (quads focused), push, pull, legs (hamstrings and glutes focused). And then rest. The rest is optional really. I let my body tell me when it needs rest. So when I feel good and energised I don’t miss out on a good workout.
5. What piece of advice would you give to clients who are thinking about starting working out?
Just go for it. Fitness is an incredible journey and it has so much to offer to everyone. If you are not sure where or how to start, ask for help. Ask a friend who knows something about training or hire a PT. It saves you a lot of time and you’ll get a hold of it faster.
7. How do you stay motivated?
Motivation comes and goes. In fact, on a days when I feel motivated, everything is easy. You come in, do your workout and go home. It’s those days when you feel very tired, your body is aching and yet you know you need to get the session in. That’s when dedication has to take over. Have your goal in mind and go for it. Sometimes it’s hard, it’s tough, but that’s what makes it special. I always say to my clients: if it was easy, everyone would do it. I fell in love with training and once you see the results, it becomes your life. The limitation is only your mind, your body can do anything.
8. What are you most proud of/what's your greatest fitness achievement?
It really depends on the point of view. I change my goals once they seem too easy to achieve. It’s always about improving. To get better than I was yesterday. So generally speaking, so far my greatest achievement is to keep pushing my body into things I was not able to do before.
9. What are your hobbies outside of fitness?
Honestly I live for fitness. I do it for a living and I spend my free time training myself! It makes me whole and it’s very fulfilling. But I never say no to a holiday in a beautiful place... Give me sun, beach and sea and I’m there!
10. Anything else you'd like to add?
Fitness is not a destination, it’s a way of life. Fall in love with taking care of yourself and your body and mind will thank you for
Misha is one of my London team, and can be found on Clapham Common and in other parks and outdoor spaces across London, getting clients into amazing shape and changing their approach to exercise and health for life. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about what she does, it can't fail to rub off on you!