Today we welcome to the show our good friend, former professional skateboarder and current German Animal Flow Master Instructor, Sascha Müller.
Over the next 60 minutes we dive into the following:
– What drives Sascha and how can you discover what truly drives you?
– The importance of movement, no matter the methodology.
– The multi-faceted benefits of skill-based training.
– How to challenge your daily habits and find the routines that matter most for you.
Sascha has led an extremely unique life, from the peak of hitting a truly elite trick on the biggest stage, to learning how to step back and transition his life into a more sustainable career. If you’re trying to figure out exactly what drives you, the next hour of conversation will be invaluable. Enjoy!
0:00 – Who is Sascha Müller?
2:00 – We talk about the importance of pressing pause, especially for entrepreneurs.
5:10 – What does “feeling good” truly mean for Sascha? And what’s the thought process he uses to really drill down to identify what matters most?
9:00 – We talk about the importance of have multiple methodologies to take care of oneself.
10:30 – Sascha dives a bit deeper into his background as a professional skateboarder and how he transitioned into a career as a coach.
21:00 – We talk about coaching, and how to help people truly understand the feelings they’re chasing, which aren’t always clear.
30:00 – The value of rituals and routines, and asking yourself the right questions to make sure you’re doing things for the right reasons.
34:25 – Sascha tells a powerful story about educating his daughter about her body.
38:50 – What are some of the biggest lessons Sascha has learned over the years as a coach?
41:40 – How has Sascha’s own personal practice evolved over the years? His key: Skill-based training.
53:10 – Sascha’s book recommendation:
– The Brain That Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge
55:45 – Sascha’s daily self-care tool: Time dedicated to an internally-focused practice; make time for yourself!
57:30 – One important piece of health advice from Sascha
58:35 – Where you can find more about Mr. Sascha Müller
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More About Sascha Müller
As an Animal Master Instructor and former pro-athlete, Sascha is able to engineer tremendous results for his clients. In January 2013 Sascha founded the Amsterdam based company Transatlantic Fitness as a functional products and education company for the BeNeLux market. After 2.5 years of successfully growing Transatlantic Fitness, Sascha opened up a Personal Training and Group Fitness Club in Amsterdam – “MT Fitness”. Nowadays living in Frankfurt, Germany commuting between Amsterdam and Frankfurt after selling the Personal Training business focusing on several other projects which are all around being fit, healthy and happy.
In his twenties, Sascha travelled the world as a professional skateboarder. By 2006 Sascha had achieved a global ranking of 12th in the sport of vert skateboarding. After an active career in the action sports world Sascha became team manager for his long time sponsor, “Quiksilver” in Germany and Austria. While working with Quiksilver, Sascha’s passion for sports, movement and fitness grew which motivated him to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Sascha went on to work with Technogym, Powerplate, and Transatlantic Fitness. From 2009 until early 2012 Sascha taught TRX Suspension Training Courses with Transatlantic Fitness all over Germany. After a short period as a supervisor in the Doha (Qatar) Sheraton Hotel, Sascha moved back to Europe in order to follow his passion, personal training and take on new business opportunities.
“Coming from an athletic background – training in a 3 dimensional and multi planar manner has always been my passion and made me feel good. Movement is key to a healthy, pain free and long lasting body.”
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