“My ultimate goal is to help people achieve and grow their fitness goals. I want everybody to improve and maintain their fitness and finally find peace and balance between being in shape and living a healthy, non-restrictive life.”

My name is Marian, and I’m a founder of Brain & Body Trainer. 

 

Why do I do what I do?

 

When I was five years old, my father introduced me to ice hockey. Physical exercise and sport became an integral part of my life since then. I’ve learned valuable lessons:

  • Discipline.
  • Never give up.
  • Take care of the body.
  • Work with and for others.
  • Be supportive and respectful.
  • Work hard to accomplish any goals.
  • Punctuality is the politeness of kings. 
  • Deal with failures and disappointments.
  • Waking up at 5 am to be on time for training.
  • It takes long hours of practice to achieve goals.

 

After ten years of fun on the ice, at age 15, I found my passion for weightlifting and later for bodybuilding. Here is what I’ve learned:

  • It’s addictive.
  • No pain, no gain.
  • Form over weight.
  • Food is more than fuel.
  • Exercise is the easier part.
  • Consistency above everything.
  • Last reps are the most important.
  • Chicken with rice is incredibly dull.
  • Look after your body. It’ll look after you.
  • Do what makes you happy and work hard.
  • Importance of self-esteem and body image.

 

I completed a Physiotherapy degree in Slovakia and worked as a Physio assistant at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. What did I learn?

  • Knowledge is gold.
  • Health is everything.
  • Anatomy is fascinating.
  • Helping others is satisfying.
  • Every single human is unique.
  • All I have learned is beneficial.
  • Fundamentals of the physiology.
  • Work with people who lack motivation.
  • Immobility will kill you; movement is life.
  • Anybody can accomplish amazing things.

 

I started working as a personal trainer about nine years ago. What did I learn on my journey so far?

  • I love what I do.
  • Listening is crucial.
  • Learning never stops.
  • Habits shape the future.
  • Mindset underpins success.
  • Fitness is more than a six-pack.
  • Many people don’t enjoy exercise.
  • Not everybody wants to be super lean.
  • Demanding clients taught me the most.
  • Plan, accountability & hard work deliver results.
  • I change an individual’s fitness & health trajectory.
  • Being in shape is different from helping others get in shape.

 

Altogether, I spent 27 years working on my fitness; I eat, sleep, and breathe what many people call ‘fitness.’ Building muscle mass and dropping body fat used to be the ultimate goal. 

Here is what I believe now:

  • Manage stress.
  • Health is wealth.  
  • Enjoy the process.
  • Sanity before vanity.
  • Entire lifestyle matters. 
  • Quality before quantity.
  • Short cuts live a short life.
  • Never compare with others.
  • Health first, aesthetic second.  
  • Love your body for what it can do now.
  • Nourish your brain and body every day.
  • Today’s habits determine future happiness.
  • Lean into the discomfort; comfort kills progress.
  • Quick results don’t last; lasting results aren’t quick.