The driving force
History — Who am I?
Before moving to Switzerland, I worked over ten years at Unisport in the University of Helsinki. The experience gained there as a fitness trainer, massage therapist, and also as Sports Services Supervisor is extremely versatile, and for me, invaluable. My free time was largely spent around martial arts and other sports, particularly Hokutoryu ju-jutsu, which I've now trained for over 20 years in over 15 countries.
An interesting story began around seven years ago, when I started playing around more with partner acrobatics, and a bit later, acroyoga. In martial arts you're often trying to counter the movements of your training partner, whereas in acroyoga you try to co-operate as much as possible! Naturally you can't get good at either of them just practicing alone, and helping each other makes everyone better.
Philosophy — What can I do for you?
Having worked with total beginners and also top level athletes on topics like mobility, maximizing performance, recovering from the training and also nutrition, I feel I have a good overall picture of what it takes to make you operate and feel better "at the track" as well as in your everyday life.
'Sports' is a general term that can have different meanings for people. Some think sports is anything where you sweat or do physical activity which is not work or otherwise useful ;) — others might say sports must have a competitive element. I personally think not everyone should absolutely do sports, but everyone will benefit from excercise! And fitting that in your life situation is where I can be of help. There's no step too small to help you get forward. In case you're thinking "but I'm totally unfit, I can't do it", remember two things:
1. The poorer your condition is, the easier (and more important) it is to improve! This does not mean workouts with the attitude "go hard or go home" — it's more about building smart routines which you can follow.
2. Comparing yourself to others is not important — you're the one that matters.
As we know that performance is correlated with health, and that health is a major part of well-being, I ask you: Do you want to feel ok, or do you want to feel great?