Instructor Insights: Sven

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The Scoop on Sven

Sven is one of BECYCLE's favourite HIIT instructors and infamous for his Burpee Challenge!

Fit-focused Qs:

What is your go-to breakfast on a busy morning? I normally never eat breakfast, as I chose the Intermittent Fasting approach as my nutrition lifestyle. 

What's your best strategy to stay motivated? Work in small steps, but always have your big goal in mind. Whenever I feel too tired to workout, I turn up the volume of my speakers and listen to some motivational song and think about the feeling after the workouts.

The best thing we can do for ourselves after a workout is… recovery: sauna, ice cold exposure and stretching.

Is there a special dietary regime you follow? What changes have you seen or felt since you have started it?  Intermittent Fasting. I know we've all been told, as "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but listen to me: that is not true! Lets face it, what most people eat for breakfast is some kind of starchy, sugary granola or a croissant. With that, you can say hello to an exploding blood sugar. Don’t be a sugar addicted slave. Have a great breakfast like some scrambled eggs, oatmeal and some fruit. Nutrition is such a personalized topic and you really have to find your own way to make it work. It has to fit into your day in a sustainable way. For me IF totally works into my daily schedule. I feel great doing it: more productive, more energized, more focused. And I don’t have to think about food all the time, ;)

What are your top exercises to do at home? Stick to the basics: pushups, squats, burpees and of course biceps curls ;)

What are your tips to have energy all day?  Just keep going. Mind matters. And coffee…

What's your favourite motivational quote if any?  "Your inner greatness is built by small steps and massive patience." - Unknown

Quick-fire Qs

Favourite smoothie at MyGoodness: ALL DELICIOUS
Best Restaurant in Berlin: Premiata Ditta, Papa Pane, Dudu
Best Bar in Berlin: Premiata Ditta, Bar Milano
Best Place to dance in Berlin: Definitely in one's living room OR mine
Favourite exercise:  Lunges. They are sooooo good for you and build a great butt.
Least favourite exercise: There is none.

Silly Qs:

Dog, cats, neither? Dogs. Partners for life. 

What's your personal theme song? There is no real one. But I listen a lot to “So wie du bist” by MoTrip and songs I listened to in my teenage years.

You're stranded on an island. What's the one thing you'd wish you had and why? I don't really care about things, but I do care about people. So I would choose a massive plane to fly in all the people I care about. ;)