January 27, 2016

LENA KAMKE

 

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Lena is an upcoming bachelor of arts in fitness economy (DHfPG)

Power Plate®  personal trainer (Power Plate® germany)

 

TEN questions concerning sports and fitness – interview with Lena Kamke, apprentice, dual study in fitness economy at Prime Sports meerbusch.

Is there a special event from your childhood related to sports?

I’ve been in a sports club since I was two years old. I always wanted to be the best and the fastest. At the age of three I took part in some minor competitions which led me to athletics in the end.

What was the reason to do some sports?

Because of my parents who taught me to ride a bike and to swim at an very early age. They also signed me in to a sports club. My grand-uncle did a lot to trigger my sports enthusiasm as well, e. g. he taught me to throw and catch a ball before I actually could walk.

What’s your favorite sports and why?

My favorite sports are athletics and tennis. I love outdoor sports. Since a few years my favorite distance is the 800 m distance because it’s perfect to torture yourself. In addition to that I also do some power training.

Where do you get your motivation from?

Concerning sports I’m almost always motivated. I’m just not a person who can sit still and that’s why I always have to be busy. Additionally I have fantastic training partners. We motivate each other and make us overcome our limits.

What kind of fitness exercises do you like most?

Everything that hurts! Most of all I love to train legs, bottom and belly – almost alone with my own weight. I very much like stabilization and coordination exercises because they train different groups of muscles.

How does your current training schedule look like?

Three times a week I do athletics. There I especially train sprint and sprint stamina, power and elasticity. From time to time I take part in a broad jump (Brit: long jump) training. Additionally I play tennis 2 – 3 times a week or more if time allows it. If I want to have time for myself, to relax or to loosen the legs I go jogging, three times a week or more. Four times a week I practice power exercises. On the weekends there are tennis matches and competitions.

How do you feed on?

Actually very well-balanced and healthy. Due to my regular training I eat regularly. As I’ve never been a real fan of sweets I completely avoid them.

Three effective tips from you to our readers:

  • Don’t concentrate on being perfect, but concentrate on improving!
  • The most difficult part is the start! When sport has become a steady part of your everyday life, you don’t want to do without it!
  •  Whatever your problem is, you won’t find the solution in your fridge! 🙂

What are your professional and sporting goals in the future?

In my job I’d finally like to do what I really love, that is to say sports, and I’d like to infect other people with my enthusiasm for sports. I’d like to reach the Bachelor degree and to finish my education successfully.
Concerning sports it’s important to avoid relegation with my tennis team this year (after having been promoted last year). I’d like to participate in as many athletics competitions as possible and to achieve the best possible success there.

What’s your personal motto?

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say: ‘Because of you I didn’t give up.’ Or : Just run! 🙂