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Toni was Right!

Sadly, the last football match before the dreaded summer break has been played. Thankfully the Champions league was truly a great match played on a very high level with real madrid having just a bit more luck and one of the greatest goalie performances I have ever seen. After the game, Real midfield legend Toni Kroos was giving […]

Infographic : 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Personal Trainer

How many days per week do I need to work out? What Certifications do you have? What should I eat before a workout? What should I eat after a workout? Why can’t I just do cardio? How frequently should I see a trainer? How quickly will I see the results of my training? Why don’t […]

What If… The Perfect Gym Existed?

Say what you want about Elon Musk but he got things moving by shaking up a complacent industry. If it wasn’t for him, car makers would be making bigger SUVs by now, not electric cars. Do you know which industry is also ripe for a shake up? The gym industry. It is hopelessly stuck in the 1970s. In […]

A Wiedenbach Family Reunion at the Gym!

A family reunion at the gym! We finally pulled together a Wiedenbach trip to NY, using my dad’s 75th birthday as an opportunity to all gather here. Visiting the gym was obviously the highlight of the trip. Basically, things came full circle since my dad was my first weightlifting coach back in the late 80s […]

The unpredictability of the future!

Two years ago I was exactly here, tropical paradise, had just won best personal trainer NY closed a rather sizable client , first batch of new equipment coming in, Life is great! Two weeks later: Business shut down, I was rather ill and unemployed. As they say in the producers: Oh Boy, when things go wrong! From there on […]

Is It Over Yet?

I I am going out on a limb and saying it is. My sole measurement sticks are NY traffic and cursing on the street, both in an upswing. So what has changed over the last 2 years? Quite a bit I would say. The pandemic has shown the strength and weaknesses of countries, companies , health care systems, […]

Forget New Year’s Resolutions! Try this instead!

  This was supposed to be a rant as to how stupid I think NY resolutions are and how they do more damage than good. But then my crew convinced me to be more value-added and come up with something that is actually helpful. So we sat down and discussed: what is the main pain […]

The Butterfly Effect!

This being the end of the year it is time for an uplifting story, so here is my best attempt. Little did I know when leaving work on the 24th, that I was about to receive the most amazing Christmas present. Upon entering the subway station, a gentleman comes up to me, introducing himself as Sean, ” Maik, you […]

A tale of two pandemics!

I just spent a week at home in Germany , seeing my brother , dad and friends for the first time in two and a half years. Happy to report that everyone is healthy and I will be an uncle!! What struck me most was how relatively normal life is in the old country. Yes, you need to wear […]

The Most Important Skill I ever Learned!

  Very often in life, we do not appreciate the lessons as we learn but much later. This became evident to me as I was chatting with a client she asked what helped me most to navigate the chaos of the last two years Having a certain degree of stoicism It is a skill I partially acquired through life lessons […]

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