If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
This quote applies very well to the transformation of Christoph Öller. The picture on the left is 4 years ago when Christoph decided that he just wasn't doing well. He changed his diet, reducing sugar, carbohydrates and alcohol. He also started strength training. And made his first steps.
Then he got more interested in the fitness lifestyle, so he started reading and learning more about exercise and nutrition. This led to his first coming to YPSI two years ago to attend the Program Design Seminar . Since he was not satisfied and fulfilled with his company job at an automotive company, he came to us every few months and attended a total of 15 seminars, a private internship and the YPSI Trainer A license . He had a new goal, to turn his new passion - training & nutrition - into his new job.
The second picture is from last summer just before he started working with me personally on the Before'n'After program on training, nutrition and supplementation. In the meantime, he gained more knowledge and experience in part-time coaching of clients, so that last autumn he quit his company job completely to move to Munich and work as a full-time personal trainer.
The third picture is from last week. He has since lost over 20% body fat. He went from no pull up to a new PB at +45kg, squat at 167.5kg and deadlift at 235kg. And in the last 6 months he has continuously built up a successful PT business and is currently almost fully booked. His attitude changed. Then his body changed. Then his life changed.
Why? Because he didn't like something. So he changed something. And then we wanted more. So he changed his mind.
More information about Christoph here in his own words:
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your everyday life
I'm Christoph, 31, live in Munich and have been a freelance personal trainer since November 2018. I usually do this 7 days a week. Before that I worked as an engineer for a premium car manufacturer for 5 years. My main interests are personal development/high performance, training and nutrition.
How did you come across the Before'n'After program?
I came to Wolfgang through Iva Jirsikova !! On the last day of a coaching course in September 2017 on Mallorca - I happened to see one of her training plans and recognized structures I knew and asked where she got the plan from... She then sent me a link and only a month later I was with the first one times in the YPSI.
Which sport did you do before the Before'n'After program?
Basketball when I was young, then American football for a few years from the age of 18. The combo cruciate ligament rupture/study and my already miserable lifestyle with smoking, drinking, cocks and ready-made pizza brought me to my before picture over the years...
From then on, sport was a means to an end for a good after-image and I also noticed that I liked individual disciplines better than team sports. Then I tried a lot and cardio worked by far the worst (not at all) and so I ended up doing strength training and got stuck. In the meantime, I really love strength training and, to compensate, I do a bit of boxing and Spartan races or whatever I'm in the mood for.
What motivated you to start and follow the program?
Ever since my before picture of June 22, 2015, I've wanted one thing more than anything else. And I wanted to lay down a really great before and after success. A real statement to prove to myself and to the whole world. Always had the Spartans from the movie 300 in mind. And since I saw these grandiose before and after pictures every time I came to the seminars in Stuttgart, I finally wanted one too. To belong to this high standard and to these outstanding athletes. I imagined my picture enthroned directly above Wolfgang's office ":-D"
How did your sleep develop during the program?
Good!! Even in stressful times at the beginning of self-employment, we always managed to sleep. I sleep very deeply and am much more rested when I get up.
How did your energy level develop during the program?
Really great. Able to blast 7 days a week without tiring too much or getting sick. Work, training, full throttle.
What was the biggest change for you?
Not only to train hard but also to train with brain and to regenerate sufficiently. Approach training even more analytically and pragmatically, if necessary even slow down. Aja and the green week at the end was also a change... Fuck! ":-D"
What's your favorite breakfast?
Ground beef or steak with mushrooms, fried in butter, pinch of salt and espresso or ganoderma coffee. Then it's off!!
How often and for how long did you train?
4x a week an hour of strength and 2x interval training
What is your favorite exercise?
That varies. I prefer the exercise that I can currently improve on the most. However, heavy deadlifts always have a very special appeal, I'm in a different world there...
Have you also done endurance training to lose fat?
No. Personally, I've only had bad experiences with endurance training for fat loss.
What is the reaction of your environment to the change in the last few weeks/months?
Bad!! No nonsense... It's really mega and I'm also very happy.
And what happens now?
Keep training and keep working with Wolfgang, of course. Correcting strength values upwards, health and getting my body used to the low body fat percentage. Apart from that, unfortunately I only have an ass, but so many horses that I would like to ride... Business, family, training... I will never get bored ";-)"
A big thank you at this point to Wolfgang! I can only recommend it to anyone who is really serious about fitness goals and business and, above all, wants to become independent. I have taken my independence and my personal and physical development to a completely new level through his input and his type of coaching. There is definitely more to come.
More about Christoph on his website chooseprogress.de