Instructor Insights: Nikolai

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NICE-GUY NIKOLAI

Half German, half Canadian, and trained in London, Nikolai’s dancing has taken him around the world. Want to push your body to your absolute limit? Join his Barre classes to burn, sweat, but most importantly, to leave the class feeling toned and sexy.

Fit-focused Qs:

What is your go-to breakfast on a busy morning? Porridge with banana, walnut and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

What's your best strategy to stay motivated? Stay focused and work hard 6 days a week but let yourself have a day where you treat yourself so you don’t lose the will to live. 

The best thing we can do for ourselves after a workout is... An ice cold shower to reduce soreness and speed up recovery.

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© Arthur Pohlit

Is there a special dietary regime you follow? What changes have you seen or felt since you have started it? I’ve been vegan for nearly 3 years now and I feel healthier and more energetic than I ever did before.

What are your top three exercises to do at home? Nothing beats hip raises to really feel the burn in the butt! But I also love lunges and I try to not to forget about my calf muscles so I do rises, which are also great for ankle stability!

What are your tips to have energy all day? At least 3 litres of water every day.

What's your favourite motivational quote? Do today what others won’t so you can do tomorrow what others can’t.


Quick-fire Qs

Favourite smoothie at My Goodness: Maca Power Up
Best restaurant in Berlin: Soy
Best bar in Berlin:
Kani Mani
Best place to dance in Berlin: Berghain
Favourite exercise: Plank 
Least favourite exercise: Burpees


Silly Q's:

Dog, cats, neither? My best friend left Berlin and left his cat with me, and I like the cat, but I’m definitely a dog person.

What's your personal theme song? Its Raining Men, by The Weather Girls.

You're stranded on an island. What's the one thing you'd wish you had? A lifetime supply of hummus.