Describe yourself in 6 words
I love number 7 so i will give seven words: Focused ,Determined ,Faithful ,Stubborn, Perfectionist ,Vengeful and Emotional.
How would your friends or loved ones describe you in 6 words?
Stubborn, lucky, Helpful, Intelligent, Focus, Impatient and Suspicious.
Where have you been around the world?
Unfortunately i didn’t visit most of the places that i wish to, but i had a nice begging going to Cairo, Egypt in my vacation; and i have been 23 years in Lovely Country Brazil
Give us an introduction bout Douglas professional life
I have been in the fitness industry for over than 10 years, as an athlete and currently as Personal Trainer. Throughout my experience I have learned a lot from different people, different cases, and different fields and also by allowing myself to be open for change and challenges. My goal is to continue helping people to reach their physical goals, providing changes in their life for the better. Honestly is the best part of my day when I feel that I have actually assisted a person to feel much better about his own appearance as this issue has a great impact on our personalities
What is your own opinion on the fitness industry level in Kuwait?
Thats a good question, what i have noticed here is that the Fitness industry is improving in terms of numbers of clubs and variety of services offered yet, it’s still very far away from what the Fitness worldwide has reached , and this is due to the fact that most or to be exact , the majority of instructors, are not qualified at all to handle this important role .if you go to any gym and ask around, you find probably 80 to 90 % of the staff without a physical education background. This is very dangerous because we are dealing with human bodies and any Wrong move could lead to a life long suffering
What are the common injuries you see people suffer from in Kuwait .
Well most of the cases in Kuwait specially, come from bad habits. Either a wrong posture while walking, lack of knowledge bout the importance of motor coordination, extra relaxed life style, buying the wrong Shoes to exercises. All of these wrong habits lead to Discs in the Spine, Minor Injures in the joints and Micro injures in the muscle by bad motion exercising.
Do you think that obesity and steroids are a problem in Kuwait
Actually Obesity is our major problem in this Century, caused by an “easy relaxed life style”, which is used as an excuse. A lot of people also use the weather excuse to stay at home and avoid any physical activity and ordering Fast Food. It’s our mentality that should change; we have to understand that “easier life” is meant to help improve our life, not to STOP ourselves from doing what our bodies are created to do (which is Move).
Steroids are just another example of laziness not to mention also it’s extremely a dangerous thing. Its surprisingly available everywhere and it has extreme side effects such as: decrease in the production of Natural testosterone, Complication of Erection, many complications in the Kidney and Liver, change of humor, and a lot more actually. Those who prefer to use drugs are just too lazy to work hard for a perfect body shape
Who was your teacher in this field?
Well i don’t have a specific person that I can call as my teacher, but i met so many amazing fitness Professionals that i learned a lot from their expertise; and am sure that i will meet more and more.
What was the reason you came to Kuwait.
i was looking for 2 things: new Challenge and International experience. And then I was selected by Mrs. Marcia Novo who is considered an Icon in this field in Brazil , that was a great pleasure to be chosen by her, and to face this challenge of moving half way across the world .
Now let’s get funky :))) What would be the word that you would like to be invented by you? Challenge.
A word that you don’t like to hear at all .(you can’t do it ). I`d rather be shot at than hear this word …. hehehehe