Get to know your trainer Janet Wahlquist

Dec 12th, 2017

Get to know your trainer Janet Wahlquist

What is your motto?

Believe that you can do it, and you will one day.

 

What is your sport and fitness background?

I never played any sports seriously when I was small. I grew up as a typical local kid whose parents never introduced any sports in my childhood. But I played a lot of volleyball, badminton, and basketball when I was in secondary school. I really only started to be interested in working out when I was 18, when I started to feel fat. I did lots of running, Muay Thai martial arts, and kettlebell in my early to mid-20s.

 

What are your current favourite workout music tracks?

I usually don’t play music while working out in order to focus on my breathing during exercise.

 

How often do you work out? What is your typical training routine?

I usually work out 4 times per week.

My typical training routine:

#1. 6-8 kilometers of running twice per week

#2. 45 minutes of skipping/sprints and calisthenics (such as pull ups, dips, or a gymnastic ring workout) intervals once per week

#3. 60 minutes of strength-based weight training once per week

 

What do you like to do when you have time off?

Spend time with my family and cook.

 

What is your typical eating routine, from breakfast to dinner?

I usually eat 3 meals and 2 snacks.

For breakfast, I either have scrambled eggs with kale or spinach, avocado, a slice of rye bread, and coffee or 2 slices of crunchy peanut butter and honey toast and coffee.

Lunch and dinner are very similar: grilled salmon, chicken, or steak with 2 to 3 servings of vegetables such as sweet potato wedges, oven-baked eggplant, peppers, or cauliflower.

 

What is your favourite cheat meal?

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream!

 

What is your top tip for clients pursuing their goals?

Be consistent.

 

What would you never be caught dead doing in the gym?

Using the seated thighs adduction/abduction machine!

 

If you could only do one exercise in the gym for a month, what would it be?

Bar muscle ups.

 

You are granted a magical chance to become really talented at one thing. What would it be?

Dancing!

 

What would someone have to do to get on your ‘favourite clients’ list?

Train with an open mind and be a good listener.

Being open-minded in training free up your body to try new techniques as I love exploring new efficient and practical techniques to save time in training for myself and my clients.

Being a good listener meaning that my clients been listening to my cueings when I coach and I know that they will remember what I have taught them so that they are less likely to get themselves injured.

 

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