Welcome to TrainAway ambassador Josefine Achen
It’s with great pleasure that we welcome our new ambassador Josefine Achen into the TrainAway family. Josefine is a Danish personal trainer who currently lives in Dubai and travels the world helping people stay in shape. Josefine’s combination of a fit lifestyle and frequent travels makes her an ideal representative of TrainAway. Keep reading to learn more about Josefine from in her own words! Enjoy 🙂
Hey! I’m Josefine, I’m 23 years old and I currently live in Dubai.
Where the passion for fitness started
My passion for fitness and health started around 5 years ago. After many years with different kind of sports I started doing weight training. I went to the gym almost every day, and with the right nutrition I started to see my body change and become stronger week by week. I definitely found a lifestyle that motivated me.
Why I became a personal trainer
In 2014 I decided to compete in body fitness. It was an amazing experience, especially because I learned a lot about myself and how my body works. Since then I have been in 6 bikini fitness competitions. After those experiences I wanted to learn more about training, nutrition, and how I could help other people achieve their goals. I decided to start my personal training and nutritionist education, which was one of the best life decisions I’ve made!
Being a personal trainer in Dubai
Today I’m based in Dubai where I work full-time as a freelance personal trainer. I can’t describe how happy and blessed I am to live in such an incredible place and do what I love the most – help others adopt a healthy lifestyle and achieve their goals.
Being a personal trainer is very different in Dubai compared to Denmark. Here I have clients who come from all over the world:. the UK, India, Pakistan, Africa, Saudi Arabia, as well as local Emiratis. It is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the cultures and different traditions of the places where my clients come from.
Another big difference is that I train most of my clients at home, which means that we either use the community gym in their apartment buildings or their private gyms. In Denmark I was used to training my clients around 1-2 times per week for a period of 3 months, but here most of my clients train 3-4 times per week for at least 6 months. It’s normal here to work with the same clients for years. I like that a lot because you have more opportunities to make good progress and you get to know each client very well.
Dubai is overall an amazing place to live. There are so many things to do here and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity.