Mohamed is one of our newest TruBe personal trainers who specialises in HIIT training, strength and conditioning, fat loss, toning and flexibility. He is a former champion with over 20 years experience as a martial arts professional and also trains young children at youth clubs.
TruBe will be adding a new feature soon where you will be able to bring children along to your sessions for a fun and active family workout. We interviewed Mohamed to find out a little bit about him and what it’s like training with children.
How long have you been training in martial arts and how did you get into it?
I started watching martial arts when I was 16 and started to train and since then have just fallen in love with it.
What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement would be winning the Moroccan championship. Whilst competing in other competitions I beat other National and European champions which was also a real achievement for me. I have also helped many athletes go on to win competitions which is really rewarding for me.
What do you enjoy about training with children?
I love teaching new techniques and it brings me great joy seeing young kids learn and believe in what they can achieve.
Which martial arts is your favourite to teach?
Taekwondo. I also teach kickboxing and boxing with TruBe.
How do you structure workouts with kids?
I begin with stretching for good 15 minutes and then move on to a warm up. I make sure to include a short break before we move on to technical movements then variations drills on pads. Towards the end of the session I like to include a few games before cooling down to keep it light and fun for the kids.
Where are the workouts held?
I teach in a youth club and with TruBe sessions I can teach across London in parks, at client’s houses or in TruBe professional studios.
What is your biggest success story?
I’ve helped a lot of young kids avoid a life of crime with martial arts giving them something to focus their energy on rather than being on the streets.
Don’t forget that our TruBe trainers can come to you right in the comfort of your own home or wherever you choose at a time that suits you.