Herve Doliska a native of Maryland made move to South Florida ensuing his college graduation in January of 2012 to start his personal training and fitness business. His move was inspired by the passion for fitness and sports in Miami. What better way to take part in it, then to help those in need of assistance. Herve is a graduate from West Virginia University, where he earned his bachelors degree in Exercise Physiology and Multidisciplinary Studies. West Virginia University is also where he received his personal training certification and excelled as a personal trainer. A lot of Herve's knowledge within this field has come from personal experience, participating in sports, and his college education. Sport and exercise psychology, personal training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and communications were Herve's areas of study in college as an undergrad at West Virginia University.
Herve has been training for 6 years and this career means a lot to him. He has always been into sports & exercise and has a passion for helping others get better, reach their goals, and see results/fitness success. Since the age of five he's been a part of football, basketball, track and field, cheer-leading, and soccer teams and organizations. His athletic background is one of the biggest reasons behind his passion for sport & exercise. Staying fit all year round was very important in order for Herve to continue his participation in the sports. Once he stopped playing the sports for the different organizations and at the college level, Herve stayed involved in athletics by coaching and knew just what necessary training it took to excel.
" Your body recovers and still burns calories during sleep which is why it's so important that you're getting sleep. "
" Supplements can give you the boost you need and also give you some nutrients that you may not already be getting from your daily intake of foods ."
" Make exercise more enjoyable by working out with a friend or partner, listening to music, doing a fun exercise activity, and switching up the routine and the style of exercise often. "
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1 - How can I get motivated to start a healthy/active lifestyle?
You can get motivated to start a health and active lifestyle by setting goals, following your favorite fitness professionals & motivation pages on social media, and also by learning and understanding the benefits of a healthy/active lifestyle. I also host a fitness radio show every Monday to offer all the motivation necessary. You can get more information on my website.
2 - What are your best tips to get a flat stomach?
My best tips to get a flat stomach are to maintain a active lifestyle that consists of 3-4 days of exercise, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and doing whatever is necessary to relieve and reduce stress levels. Working out for at least 150 minutes is one of those things. That is what the American heart association recommends. Eating healthy is a given. You must eat clean and stay away from CRAP. (C.R.A.P: Caffeine, Refined sugar, Alcohol and Processed foods.) Getting 6-8 hours of sleep every night and keeping your stress levels low are the two that most people lack and it will definitely help keep the extra pudge off. Your body recovers and still burns calories during sleep which is why it's so important that you're getting sleep.
3 - Do I need to take supplements? Why?
You do not NEED to take supplements but it certainly won't hurt if you do. Supplements can give you the boost you need and also give you some nutrients that you may not already be getting from your daily intake of foods. Supplements such as pre workouts will certainly help you get a more effective and energized workout, but it's nothing you can't get by eating healthy.
4 - Do you think it's easier for guys to lose weight than it is for women? Why?
I don't think it's easier for guys to lose weight than women. I think if you put in the work then the results will come, no matter what gender you are. Men and women both need to eat clean, exercise daily, and stay motivated in order to lose weight and reach their goals. Guys tend to burn more calories then women, but from my experience women work out more often then most men. Women also tend to eat healthier than men as well so it's just about even when it comes to who loses the weight faster.
5 - What is the most underrated concept in fitness?
I believe strength training is the most underrated concept in fitness. It is necessary in order to burn fat, tone up, lose weight, and have healthy bone density. Many don't like to strength train especially women who think they'll bulk up and gain too much muscle. The only thing that can replace fat is muscle, so in order to tone up and get rid of the fat it should be part of your exercise routine. That's a concept not many understand and an idea that's ignored due to the fact that they think they'll gain too much muscle and also experience muscle soreness that'll have them not enjoy doing it.
6 - How do you make exercise a more enjoyable activity?
Make exercise more enjoyable by working out with a friend or partner, listening to music, doing a fun exercise activity, and switching up the routine and the style of exercise often. Working out with a partner can create competition and will definitely help to keep each other accountable. Switching up your routine so you don't get bored will help to make it more enjoyable as well. When you do the same exercise over and over again you stop looking forward to exercising and working out. Lastly, music can make or break a workout session. Find the music that'll get you going, pump you up, and give you all the energy and motivation you need to keep going.
7 - How much is too training?
While it's good to workout often, your body always needs rest and days off to recover. Working out everyday is too much training. Giving yourself a day or two off will be beneficial and necessary in order for you to see results. There is a such thing as overtraining and that can be done by working out 2 hours a day and more than 5-6 days a week. Some think it's the best way to see results but in reality you're body starts to do the opposite if it begins to be too much. Too much of anything is never good.
8 - Please, give us your best pre-workout tips
My pre workout tip is to do whatever is necessary to complete your workout. If that means taking a pre workout supplement, or protein shake, then so bet it. I rarely ever take any pre workout supplements but I do have a few songs I listen to or things that I eat prior to going into the gym that act as my pre workout.
9 - What's a good exercise & diet routine?
A good exercise routine is functional training. Using your bodyweight to do strength training and cardio especially for those just starting their fitness journeys is a very good way to go. A good diet routine is to make eating clean a lifestyle and not a short term diet. Taste the rainbow, Eat a variety of foods, and enjoy eating fruits and vegetables.
10 - What newbie mistakes did you make when you first started training?
A mistake I made when I first started training was making clients spend so much time doing cardio. Although it's good for them, I noticed they saw better results when I combined the cardio with strength training. I noticed they may lose weight and burn calories but the extra body fat would still linger. It wasn't until I learned the importance of strength training that it made the difference.