My name is Gerda, and I live in a small town in Estonia. I am a former sports-averse woman who has come a long way to get to where I am today. If you had told me a few years ago that I would ever complete a marathon and even become an internationally accredited personal trainer, I would have laughed. But life is full of surprises and opportunities, and my story is living proof of that.
My journey into running began modestly. In the early steps into the world of running, I felt uncertain and uncomfortable, but something within me gave way, and I didn’t give up. With every step and kilometer, I discovered something new – both about myself and about what our bodies can achieve when we give them the chance. I have been running on and off for about 5 years. I committed to running in 2022 when I started training for my first marathon. Until then, I ran very sporadically and only in the spring and summer.
In addition to my running habits, I completed a personal trainer course, and I’m proud to say that I am now internationally accredited as an EREPS personal trainer at level 4 EQR. It was a challenging journey, but at the same time, very instructive and necessary. Just a few years ago, I didn’t dare to go to the gym alone because I was afraid of what others might think, and I didn’t know how to do anything there. Until now, I believed that the gym was only for bodybuilders. Today, I know that strength training is necessary for people of all ages and especially essential for every athlete.
I am here to share my experiences, advice, and motivation with you, if you are interested in a healthy and active lifestyle.
See you on the running track!