There is no standing still in athletic training. Standing still is going backwards. And you always want to push yourself further. Still, there will be times when you want to improve your performance but you don’t make it. Daniel is a Free Athlete in Brazil. He is a passionate rock climber and was facing this very problem. He wanted to improve. But he was slipping back. Freeletics finally gave him the boost he needed to succeed. This is his story.
My name is Daniel. About seven years ago, I started really getting into rock climbing. But although I love climbing, I eventually got to a place where I wasn’t improving anymore. I wanted to step it up a gear and work on my performance so I started looking online for something that would help. One day I stumbled across the Freeletics videos on Youtube, and Levent’s transformation video just blew me away. Levent is a truly inspirational guy. I knew that if he could do it, so could I.
I decided to take on the 15 week challenge. As a medical professional, I was also interested in how the process would affect my health. So I took a full body physiological test before I began so I could make a fair comparison. The first few workouts were very intense. Much harder that I thought they were going to be. But I got through it. After week 4 I could already see positive results. My climbing skills were improving for the first time in over a year, and my body was starting to change in appearance. The progress was steady, but fast. That’s what kept me motivated.
At the end of week 15 (by far the most exhausting experience I have ever had -Hell Week), I got another physical exam. The results were good: my heart was better, my lungs were healthier and my muscles were stronger. I am now fitter than ever before and I finally have the body I’ve always wanted. The positive effects of Freeletics are incredible; you just need the discipline to stick to it.
You will learn discipline. And you will succeed. “After those 15 weeks, I knew I had to continue. I wanted to keep improving and beat some of my PBs. I also started to recommend Freeletics to some of my patients. I encourage them to push past the mental limitations they set for themselves, like “It’s too difficult for me,” or “I’ll lose some weight first, and then I’ll try it.” There is a difference between your mind saying you can’t and your body saying you can’t. Ignore your mind, but listen to your body. Freeletics really makes you listen to your body. You become more aware of your health and fitness levels, and you are constantly pushing past mental barriers. This improves your self-esteem and leads to a better quality of life.
I’m so glad I took that first step. Now I’ve been a Free Athlete for 25 weeks and I’m still pushing for more. When people ask me about Freeletics, I just say “I’m all in!
Discipline and hard work. This is what makes a true Free Athlete. Stick to these core values and you will succeed in everything you do.