My name is Elís, I’m from Iceland and I’m a certified personal trainer from the Academy of Personal Training in Norway – one of the world’s leading education for personal trainers. I’ve also taken the Bayesian Bodybuilding personal trainer course, which is a very scientific driven way to approach training.
My fitness goal is ultimately to grow older without needing assistance to walk and stand up. A more short term goal is to become stronger and to increase my musclemass and to take care of my health. I have periods where I focus on different kind of training and goals, if it’s pure strength, higher intensity or better cardio. Through the years, with the help of training and dieting, I’ve lost around 15-20 kg of weight, then building myself up with around 10-15 kg of muscles. It’s a long journey and I’m enjoying every step of it. I’m never stressed out that I haven’t reached my goals yet as I’m already happy with me as I am.
Aevi comes from the word Ævi, which means a lifetime in Icelandic. In lating, Aevitas means the same thing. Aevi is about having a goal of taking care of yourself, for better health and a stronger body which will last a lifetime. To not loose focus of today’s day and make the journey the goal. That’s a lifestyle that allows celebration without loosing sight of your life’s fitness goals and without negative impact on your health.
Training should be a part of life, and it should make you feel good and not increase stress in your life. Training should have periods of goal oriented training combined with periods of training for play and for the fun of it. The goals can be performance related; how heavy you lift, how fast you run or it can be based on how you look and feel; your weight and fat percentage, how your cloths fit or how well you sleep and your daily energy levels.
Having a healthy relationship towards food is important. Food shouldn’t hold you a prisoner and increase stress in your life, while you wonder what to eat and how much. No food should be of limits, and the choices you make reflect your longer term goals and not your temporary feelings. Having a system in place is often what’s keeping you away from the results you are looking for, and making one should be based on your life, your lifestyle and your goals.