'Do the impossible'
'Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape', (anon, n.d.)
Stevo is a body transformation specialist qualified as a level 4 personal Trainer and Royal Marines Commando Veteran of Afghanistan. He has also recently graduated from a BSc (Hons) and MSc.
Stevo is attempting a Guinness World Record for ‘number of pull ups in 1 minute’ which he will break this July (2017).
He first qualified as a personal trainer in 2004 after completing a level 3 premier diploma in personal training, level 3 sports massage therapy and level 3 Swedish massage. After becoming qualified, he worked as a Personal Trainer at Fitness First in Southampton, England where he had a successful client base for 4 years.
During this time, the war in Afghanistan was ramping up and Stevo felt he needed to drop tools (dumbbells) in exchange for his rifle and do his part in this conflict. This was bound by an overwhelming sense of self-ability and belief in helping others.
Stevo joined the Royal Marines in 2008, passed out of training as a diamond and an original, an original meaning he was never back trooped for injury or not making the cut. A benefit of becoming a diamond meant he was able to choose which commando unit he would join. Stevo chose 40 Commando as these guys were deploying to Afghanistan next. He fought in Afghanistan and on coming home completed his level 4 Personal Training qualification before he left the Royal Marines and specialised in ‘exercise and management in lower back pain’ and also ‘advanced nutrition for weight management’.
Stevo is now a Director of ‘Lifestyle Compass’, a personal training app that prescribes tailored training plans for individuals that have no randomness or generic sequences. Plans are tailored to individuals to use at home or at the gym and take in to account, gender, age, available time, equipment, location, current fitness level, prior experience and goals.
Stevo also underwent a complete transformation himself and through strength, determination and consistency he managed to shred from 14% to 6% body fat, reduce his 5km run time to under 17 minutes and is on track for a world record of ‘number of pull ups in 1 minute’.
If you are not following Stevo and his journey already, you can do so via his Instagram channel.
'Do the impossible', (Stevo, 2017)