Introduction

My name is Yann. I was born in 1965 and have diligently participated in various sports during a major part of my life. Due to a serious accident, I put ‘Sports’ on hold for about thirteen years until at forty-seven I assiduously applied myself to training again. I’d engaged in several professions before becoming a professional sports coach.

I owe this particular orientation to a friend who solicited my help. She was greatly over-weight and her different attempts at dieting were unsuccessful, middle to long-term. Among other reasons, along with accompanying my friend to a successful conclusion, I decided to make it my profession. Consequently, I followed a comprehensive course and obtained my BPJEPS – Brevet Professionnel Jeunesse, Education Populaire et Sport (State diploma for sports instructors).

 

Sports, or on a larger scale, physical activities, are a conveyor to improving one’s physical condition, but to better complete the whole, it has to be paired with self-reflection.

  • Why do it?

  • What are we willing to invest to reach our goal?
     

Body and soul are inseparable and several ancient civilisations have expressed this point of view in their own manner.

 

Thus, on the pediment of the temple at Delphi is written:

“Know yourself by yourself” and “Nothing too much.”

 

The Latin author, Juvenal, said:

"Mens sana in corpore sano" (A sound mind in a sound body.)

 

The Taoism says:

“Respect your body because it is the temple of your soul.”

 

I cling to a holistic approach adapted to each issue arising from my participants’ ambitions and this with the view to obtaining the best possible results.