Sam Personal Trainer
My name is Svetoslav but everyone calls me Sam. I was born in Bulgaria in 1990.
I have always been a chubby kid and most of my life I've been thinking that it's genetics and there's nothing I can do, because I take after my mom. Well...life proved me wrong. I was getting heavier and heavier to the point where my body weight reached 106kg (234lbs) and believe me it was all fat. My feet were killing me, my ankles too, my calves were swollen all the time, it was a nightmare. I've been working as a DJ most of my life (about 10 years professional career) and one day I started playing music at a new venue, where the manager was competing in CrossFit. So he introduced me to that type of training and my body composition was changing rapidly. I couldn't believe my eyes. After that point I've never stopped training. I switched to a more passive type of training after that, due to a knee injury, which I've had since high school and started
working on my strength, power and endurance.
After a while I started helping other people around me with advice on training and nutrition. People wanted to train with me because I was always hungry for more information, I was reading a lot and I was really knowledgeable, because training with injury requires being smart when planning your sessions. So slowly, my confidence in helping people achieve their goals, was building up so I decided to take it further and become a qualified personal trainer and here I am. Right now I maintain my body weight at 82kg (180lbs) all year round and I continue improving day after day. It turns out that hard work beats genetics and dreams do come true.