BODYTEC® certainly allows you to pack more into your day, and client Fareed makes the most of the opportunity. Fareed works by day as a project manager in the retail industry, but once he’s home he dedicates his time to his popular trail running blog, www.leavethecouch.com. Fareed’s online platform unites people wanting to go from “average oke” to “fitter average oke” by getting groups of up to 60 to hit locations, such as Cape Town’s Newlands Forest, Deer Park and even an “urban discovery” route.
“I’ve recently started including more film and video content on leavethecouch.com and it’s opened up a whole new creative chapter to the site. I’m hoping to do more short films, which will be fun,” says Fareed of his plans. While he is helping others strike a balance in life, he confesses he finds this a challenge himself. “Balancing my day job, blogging, family and training is tough – especially when it gets to the stage where you need to train for a big race or event. Trying to stay awake can be quite challenging at times when I’ve had little sleep combined with a big training block,” he says.
While he’s not a competitive trail runner (yet!), Fareed says his main motivation for running is “being out in the mountains”. Fareed also attends weekly BODYTEC® sessions. “A friend introduced me to BODYTEC® and arranged a trial session, which sold me on the efficacy of the training. I was absolutely surprised that a 20-minute session of basic movements could leave me in a puddle of sweat and gasping for air,” he recalls.
“I was looking for a way to strengthen the neglected elements of my physique which suffer as a result of having a desk job. So zoning in on the core, glutes and rest of the posterior chain was my focus. The deep muscular contractions of BODYTEC® focused effort on all of these areas and more. I was contracting muscles that seemed to be dormant forever!” BODYTEC® has also enabled Fareed to maintain proper form for longer, and run stronger, he says.
Fareed trains at BODYTEC City Bowl