@colleenspartanmma is a 21-yo full time athlete, fights amateur MMA🥊 and partakes in Obstacle Course Races @spartanracemalaysia . And the cherry on top? She’s a plant-based🥦 athlete! Curious (and fascinated!) by her journey, we had a chat with her to learn more about why she does what she does. .
Colleen has always been active througout her childhood, doing various sports and martial arts with her parents rallying behind her. But why MMA – a sport that is mostly dominated by men?
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✨“I’m a competitive person and have competed in various competitions all while growing up. As for MMA, well…. don’t get me wrong, I honestly would say you’ve got to be a little bit mad to do it. I agree that it’s mostly dominated by men. I train with men every single day. It’s hard but I love it. I just fell in love with the training. I love the thrill of fighting and the feeling in that cage (it makes me smile thinking about it!). I get to push myself to the limit, but I also learn a lot, not only on the mats but about life.”✨
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We asked Colleen what inspired her vegan-lifestyle and how that has (or hasn’t) affected her performance as an athlete. .
✨“After a year or so of contemplation and research, I would say it would be mostly for ethical & moral reasons, but I honestly wish I would have done it sooner. I feel much lighter and more agile, but I also feel much stronger which surprises a lot of people. I feel better physically and my recovery rate is faster as well. I wouldn’t say there are many challenges in making and adhering to this change, other than the need to supplement some nutrients I may lack to ensure and aid my performance as an athlete. I believe nutrition is very important as an athlete.”✨
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@colleenspartanmma is a 21-yo full time athlete, fights amateur MMA🥊 and partakes in Obstacle Course Races @spartanracemalaysia . And the cherry on top? She’s a plant-based🥦 athlete! Curious (and fascinated!) by her journey, we had a chat with her to learn more about why she does what she does. . Colleen has always been active througout her childhood, doing various sports and martial arts with her parents rallying behind her. But why MMA – a sport that is mostly dominated by men? . ✨“I’m a competitive person and have competed in various competitions all while growing up. As for MMA, well…. don’t get me wrong, I honestly would say you’ve got to be a little bit mad to do it. I agree that it’s mostly dominated by men. I train with men every single day. It’s hard but I love it. I just fell in love with the training. I love the thrill of fighting and the feeling in that cage (it makes me smile thinking about it!). I get to push myself to the limit, but I also learn a lot, not only on the mats but about life.”✨ . We asked Colleen what inspired her vegan-lifestyle and how that has (or hasn’t) affected her performance as an athlete. . ✨“After a year or so of contemplation and research, I would say it would be mostly for ethical & moral reasons, but I honestly wish I would have done it sooner. I feel much lighter and more agile, but I also feel much stronger which surprises a lot of people. I feel better physically and my recovery rate is faster as well. I wouldn’t say there are many challenges in making and adhering to this change, other than the need to supplement some nutrients I may lack to ensure and aid my performance as an athlete. I believe nutrition is very important as an athlete.”✨ . (cont. reading in comment section👇🏽)
We are sure you’re very familiar with this tagline - “No Pain, No Gain”. Is that really what you or your clients need and want when in the process of achieving fitness goals?
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We bet not. Nobody is happy to experience physical pain that leads to movement limitations, or athletes not being able to perform well due to injuries.
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If you want to be a valuable fitness professional in the health continuum, you should consider joining the Introduction to AIS and Neuromuscular Conditioning course this 18th May. The course will be conducted by founder and chief therapist of @thestretchclinic , Liam Harkness. Having graduated as a a Sports Therapist, Liam has spent more than 20 years building his reputation as one of the finest therapists in Asia.
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AIS (Active Isolated Stretch) is a physical therapy system that impressively improves performance and decreases musculoskeletal pain. AIS has been designed so effectively that it is used by a wide range of practitioners in different fields of physical healthcare.
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🎥Watch the video above and see what various athletes have to say about their experience after undergoing AIS treatment. 👍🏽
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☎️Contact us at +603 7726 0030 or +6012 635 6126 to find out more!
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🔎Visit https://fit.com.my/course/introduction-to-ais-and-neuromuscular-conditioning/ for more details about the course.

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We are sure you’re very familiar with this tagline - “No Pain, No Gain”. Is that really what you or your clients need and want when in the process of achieving fitness goals? . . We bet not. Nobody is happy to experience physical pain that leads to movement limitations, or athletes not being able to perform well due to injuries. . . If you want to be a valuable fitness professional in the health continuum, you should consider joining the Introduction to AIS and Neuromuscular Conditioning course this 18th May. The course will be conducted by founder and chief therapist of @thestretchclinic , Liam Harkness. Having graduated as a a Sports Therapist, Liam has spent more than 20 years building his reputation as one of the finest therapists in Asia. . . AIS (Active Isolated Stretch) is a physical therapy system that impressively improves performance and decreases musculoskeletal pain. AIS has been designed so effectively that it is used by a wide range of practitioners in different fields of physical healthcare. . . 🎥Watch the video above and see what various athletes have to say about their experience after undergoing AIS treatment. 👍🏽 . . ☎️Contact us at +603 7726 0030 or +6012 635 6126 to find out more! . . 🔎Visit https://fit.com.my/course/introduction-to-ais-and-neuromuscular-conditioning/ for more details about the course. #AIS #activeisolatedstretch #continuingeducation #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #makeeducationrelevant #feagroup #fitm #painfree #injuryfree #stretching #stretches #fitness #nopainnogain #insights
Andre ( @andrew.hartt ) was never the fit kid in school, nor was he ever chosen to participate in games & sports. Years later, he turned things around for himself. Now an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and founder of @fitnation.id gym, he speaks to us about the importance of education and the continuity of it.
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As the owner of a fitness center, Andre takes into concern clientele retention. “The gym will always be open for business, but do we want our customers to keep changing because of injury or months/years of no result? Being educated and certified means that my trainers and I can do our best for our clients. I want to help our clients achieve their goals without injury.”
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“Never stop reading or attending courses and seminars. Standards, research and technology are constantly changing, and for the better. When we stop studying, we become out dated with the latest findings. What was considered
Andre ( @andrew.hartt ) was never the fit kid in school, nor was he ever chosen to participate in games & sports. Years later, he turned things around for himself. Now an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and founder of @fitnation.id gym, he speaks to us about the importance of education and the continuity of it. . . . As the owner of a fitness center, Andre takes into concern clientele retention. “The gym will always be open for business, but do we want our customers to keep changing because of injury or months/years of no result? Being educated and certified means that my trainers and I can do our best for our clients. I want to help our clients achieve their goals without injury.” . . . “Never stop reading or attending courses and seminars. Standards, research and technology are constantly changing, and for the better. When we stop studying, we become out dated with the latest findings. What was considered "good" years ago might not cut it by today's standard. Stay relevant or we will not stay relevant for our clients”. . . . As trainers, we have the ability, knowledge, tools, and potential to influence those around us and to allow them to positively experience fitness whilst reaping the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. “It’s important for us to do right by our clients, by being a valuable professional in the health continuum”. . . . If you have a dream like Andre, go for it! As the saying goes “Dream Big, & Make It Happen!” . . . If you’re looking to be a certified personal trainer, we’re all ears 😉 . . . #studentwriteup #fitnessinnovationsmalaysia #wherelearningneverstops #fitness #fitnessmotivation #empower #fitm #feagroup #makeeducationrelevant #personaltrainer #fitnesscoach #indonesia #malaysia #continuingeducation #passion #loveforfitness #fitnessjourney

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