Instructor Insights: Damien

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get your vitamin Damien

Damien's a Ride instructor who won't let you leave class without a sweat and a chuckle.  

Fit-focused Qs:

What is your go-to breakfast on a busy morning? Eggs on toast with Vegemite.

What's your best strategy to stay motivated? Do the thing you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it because it makes it so much easier to do the things you want to do.

The best thing we can do for ourselves after a workout is… If it’s a ride, do yoga. If it’s yoga, hydrate and sit quietly avoiding technology.

Is there a special dietary regime you follow? What changes have you seen or felt since you have started it? I eat pretty much anything but I do feel much better when I eat more fruit and veg.

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What are your top three exercises to do at home?  I tour a lot with my work so when I get to a new place I like to go for a run to explore the area. I usually throw in some push ups and pulls ups en-route.  

What are your tips to have energy all day? Sleep well. 

What's your favourite motivational quote if any? “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman 

Quick-fire Qs

Favourite smoothie at MyGoodness:  Damien Special - Be Smooth with avocado, un-frozen banana, and muscle protein
Best Restaurant in Berlin: Yafo
Best Bar in Berlin:  Comedy Cafe Berlin
Best Place to dance in Berlin: Keller
Favourite exercise:  Walking Haggis (the dog) around Grunewaldsee
Least favourite exercise: Jumping jacks. I feel like a clown doing them.

Silly Qs:

 © Damien

Dog, cats, neither? Why? Dogs. They get you outdoors.

What's your personal theme song? Build Me Up Buttercup

You're stranded on an island. What's the one thing you'd wish you had and why?  My dog. He’s awesome.