WHAT WE DO
Hi. We’re Tina, Kiril and Svetla and this is our moving story. That is, how we started moving, not that the story is a very moving one.
We had tried sports and working out. We had done it on and off. We had failed each in our own ways.
Kiril was skinny and could not build any muscle. He was nearing 30 and belly fat was suddenly becoming a thing, because he wasn’t mindful of what he ate. His back hurt from sitting on an office chair all day.
Svetla was gaining weight and steadily getting bigger. She felt weak in her body. She could plank for all of 2 seconds. She could passive hang for minus 1 second.
Tina thought she was overweight, but she only had a bit of fluff around the legs. Her real problem was that she didn’t feel strong in her body. She didn’t have the strength to do any push ups or pull ups.
Then Tina quit her job and had a bit more time on her hands. She started organizing workouts for the three of us together.
We started going to schoolyards and parks around Sofia 3 times per week. We started eating a bit better.
No one quit in the first month. No one skipped workouts regularly, and when someone did bail, he/she made sure to make the next one, because there were other people counting on it.
That brings us to today.
We still have not quit. It’s the longest time any of us has stayed active. We are trying all kinds of different movement and it’s what keeps us progressing. We are experimenting with functional strength, conditional training, calisthenics, yoga, cycling, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking and this list will grow. We’re eating much better, sleeping better and managing stress better. Life feels better today.
Movement is something we always have time for now. Because there is no such thing as not enough time for things. There are important things and then there are things that don’t matter.
Moving our bodies and eating healthier became important to each of us as individuals, and more importantly, as a group.
And the results?
Kiril is still skinny, but has stopped the belly fat from building. He can do 12 pull ups and his back hurts a bit less.
Svetla still has work to do, but has lost 10kg and several sizes. She is receiving plenty of compliments from friends and family, because most of all, the change is visible. She can plank for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Forget the passive hang, she can do a freaking head stand.
Tina still thinks she is overweight, although she never was. She can now do 10 push-ups and drumrooooollllll – 1 pull up.
Yes, we’ve still got most of the problems we started out with.
We knew we would, because we were never after the quick fix. We were never after 30-day, 28-Day or any number of day six-pack programs.
We know that when you are really quick to achieve something, you are usually really quick to lose it, too. It’s only natural.
We are in for the long trip. Finding support in others, and having fun while being active, has made movement an important part of our lives.
We now can’t imagine living without being active. We want to share our idea with other people.
Ivo, who has been active for years, joined to help spread the idea and advise us.
What was our idea?
Moving with friends, or making friends along the way, keeps people motivated. Moving with an open mind, or trying new things, helps people learn and grow. Movement is health, happiness, friendship, life.
Movement can become an important part of people’s lives with these ingredients. That’s why they are present in everything we do: events, retreats, and one day, hopefully, our own space.
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