Meet the Personal Trainer: Malik Akhmedov

By Paulien van Embden | 18 Mar 2022 | Testimonials

1. Can you introduce yourself ? 

Hi! My name is Malik (@wb.malik), I am a Personal Trainer, TV Host, and professional acrobat. 

Since my childhood I'm into sports thanks to my father who was a professional wrestling athlete. He always pushed me to train hard and to become the best version of myself in every sport. I started Calisthenics 9 years ago because I found myself very skinny and without confidence.

I created the Wolf’s Bar ( crew with 5 other members. Together we did a lot of shows all around the world (Belgium's Got Talent, France's Got Talent, Ninja Warrior, Tu si Que Vales..). In Personal Training, I like helping my clients to reach their goals, for me this is the most exciting part of my job without hesitation. Since March 2020, I have my own health and fitness tv show called ''Bouge à la maison" on a national Belgian channel with my brother Manzul (@manzultavrus). 

2. Why did you choose PCA for your education ?

I chose PCA because I heard a lot of people talking about it in a positive way. I realised that it's the best PT education you can find in Belgium so I didn't hesitate.

3. What did the NASM accreditation bring you ?

A higher level of competence and an international acknowledgement. Before I was contacted by Belgian TV, one of my projects was to move to Los Angeles and train people there. This was not possible without the NASM certification. Now I am able to realize this thanks to PCA.

4. What is your specialization ?

I'm specialized in Bodyweight exercises thanks to my experience in Calisthenics. But of course I also like to train my clients with weights, it is indispensable.

5. What is the coolest exercise you like to do with your clients and why ?

Pull ups. For me it's one of the most difficult bodyweight exercise. I like to see my clients try pull ups and feel how difficult it is to execute clean Pull ups. That motivates them to train hard.

6. What is the most fulfilling part in coaching others ?

Nothing makes me prouder than seeing my clients reach their goals.

7. What is your favorite quote ?

"Great thing never come from comfort zones."

About the author: Paulien van Embden

PCA Co-owner, Director