Interview with one of the best Personal trainers from Brazil ..Douglas

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


Interview with the best personal training Diva from Brazil Marcia Novo lopes

Now am going to introduce a new category in humble blog , talking with and about people that i encounter in my daily life. I categorize them as stars, due to the fact that i learn from them something new .

First star in my life is Marcia Novo Lopes

Describe yourself in 6 words

Direct, Strong Personality, Optimistic, Open Minded, People Oriented, Emotional.

How would your friends or loved ones describe you in 6 words?

Strong, Modern, Courageous, exotic Trustable, Determined.

Where have you been around the world?

thats a long list l? San Francisco, California, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Hawaii, Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore, Honk Kong, Macao, Bangkok, Dubai, Jeddah, Ryiadh, Kuwait, Bahrain, Cairo, Damascus, Budapest, Vienna (and other cities in Austria), Munich (and other cities in Germany), Rome (Venice, Firenze, Napoli, Milano), Madrid, London. In Brasil – Bahia, Amazon, Parana, Rio.

About Marcia professional life

Thirty years dedicated to Fitness. Continuously following up  the new tendencies and techniques to be updated. I started with Ballet  all the way to the anger release   of  Body Combat. I always study all possible ways to make the clients active and interested in physical activity, whatever it is.  

Lately I have been paying special dedication to Pilates and its applications and effect in our day to day life for all age groups

What is your personal favorite workout?

Well I won’t call it favorite; I call it my Passion, its SPINNING!


What is your opinion on the fitness instructors level in Kuwait 

The fitness instructors in Kuwait are curios fellows, with no proper education and knowledge on their profession. Unfortunately also the members in clubs know little about their own bodies, so the mistaken information are running free: drugs, wrong diet concepts, plastic wrapping on the body to lose weight, name it! All sort of myths are present in the fitness environment. 

Kuwait needs a good Physical Education College to have professional instructors (teacher in other countries) and stop the dependency on the “experienced” club members that become instructors. The lack of professionals created the low quality instructors in the clubs. The argument is also the same: I SAW IN THE YOUTUBE. We should sue the YouTube

What is the goal that most of your clients want to achieve (is it weight loss–building muscles –prepare for fitness sports) 

 mostly lose weight. Kuwait society has huge issues with obesity and will have more in the near future. Fortunately  population is attending clubs more ever year.

What is your advice for those ruining for surgery and drugs to drastically change their bodies 

: Two points to be approached here 1-Our bodies do NOT react according to party’s calendar. The changes have to be drastic and permanent, consequently SLOW. 

Crash diets, surgeries to reduce stomach or lipo aspiration will not change the way you think about food! The moment you connect food and pleasure, you are in trouble.

Family traditions are to be questioned, not swallowed. And the reason is WE ARE GETTING SICK with the amount/quality of food we eat because it is tradition. The only way to escape from obesity and diseases ,is to change the way you think about food. Or maybe review the pleasures you give to yourself. 

few last tip: FOOD IS NOT TO BE A PLEASURE; it is just to keep you healthy and alive!

And for the Body builders: why do you want so much to be the biggest/strongest men on Earth? Have you ever asked yourself why you expose your body to drugs that will destroy your body slowly (and its, proved by medical science) ? DO you really think people will respect you more or you will have more attention than “normal size” people? Open your eyes for your goals in life… You are living in Peter  Pan’s world. Time to grow up!

What was the reason you came to Kuwait

To  try myself in spreading fitness for diferent populations.

Now let’s get funky :)))  What would be the word that you would like to be invented by you? INTELLIGENT+PRO- ACTIVE+FIT LEADER. INTELLPROFIT LEADER???

A word that you don’t like to hear at all

WRONG!   Because there is no wrong… Everything depends…