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About me

Hello, my name is Slav, I'm a founder and Owner of One Step Closer & CbdFit.

I'm a personal trainer and a fitness coach for over a decade, recruiting clients and working with them to reach their goals and maintain motivation & discipline. I have a track record in retaining clients on a long-term basis with solid results.

I have experience in weight loss, weight training, Martial arts - Thai Boxing, BJJ, MMA, circuit and HIIT training, group fitness , triathlon, strength & conditioning and resistance training.

Over a decade experience in fitness and nutrition industry. I'm a professional - level 2 and level 3 qualified chef too.

I specialise in strength & conditioning, weight loss, martial arts, mental fitness & toughness, weight, resistance & endurance Training.

I'm BJJ British Open Champion, 25 times BJJ medallist, Ironman Triathlete , ultramarathon Runner, several marathons Finisher as well as 100s of shorter distance running, swimming & Triathlon events. I also competed in Thai Boxing, MMA, obstacle runs to mention only a few. I hold enhanced DBS check which allows me to work with children, teenagers as well as adults.

I hold quite a few Qualifications of which most I practise with clients or myself on daily basis -

- fitness instructor

- personal trainer

- Nutrition Diploma

- Naturopath Diploma

- Massage Therapist

- Clinical Weight Loss Coach

- Raw Food Diploma

- Cbd & cannabis diploma

- Pilates Instructor

- Self-defence instructor

- Boxing/ pad work for fitness coach

- Kettlebell instructor

- Mix Martial Arts for fitness Instructor

Sport and fitness literally saved my life. Twice as a matter of fact .

First time at the beginning of my 'escape from addictions, anxiety & Street life journey' in 2006. Second time when I was fighting for life in 2021 going through near death experience twice fighting with severe sepsis.

I've coped with addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD as well as health conditions like asthma, heart failure, immune system.

I came to UK almost 18 years ago with nothing but suitcase full of CVs and £70 and built up my current life by hard work, slowly, day by day starting from zero and fitness was my mental escape from beginning, together with CBD supplements helped me go through really tough & challenging years. I'm a father of two, husband, godfather and 2 businesses Owner, going through life the way I want, always  looking for positives in not always positive situations. I enjoy my trainings and competitions - it's my time, I love traveling and good food as well as spending time with kids and observing their own paths in life.

When I first started I would never thought I'd achieve what I achieved. I got hooked up and over last 15 years I went from weight lifter to strongman to bodybuilder to mma fighter, muay thay & Brazilian Jiu jitsu fighter to eventually ultra runner and IRONMAN. I have changed my body composition and shape many times, tried all 'diets' and different approaches, had few cage & ring fights. Competed in almost 30 BJJ tournaments always bringing a medal, to include British Open gold. I have done several ultra runs, tens of marathons and half marathons and I'm a several Finisher of Ironman and smaller distance triathlons. All those medals, trophies, six packs, toned pecs & quads and heavy PBs in powerlifting are great & awesome but the biggest win for me is the mental health state and that's what I'm trying to help people with too.

My main background is martial arts & weight training and my biggest strength as a personal trainer & fitness instructor, on top of above, is mental fitness conditioning, confidence boost and ability to help to believe then achieve.

Currently I offer following services

 - personal & group training

 - fitness Classes

 - prep meals

 - running, training & meal plans

 - cbd supplements

 Why don't you come and say hello next time you see me at the gym.? 🤔

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