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About me

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Hello, my name is Slav, I'm a founder and Owner of One Step Closer & CbdFit.





I'm a personal trainer and a fitness coach for over a decade, recruiting clients and working with them to reach their goals and maintain motivation & discipline. I have a track record in retaining clients on a long-term basis with solid results.



I have experience in weight loss, weight training, Martial arts - Thai Boxing, BJJ, MMA, circuit and HIIT training, group fitness , triathlon, strength & conditioning and resistance training.



Over a decade experience in fitness and nutrition industry. I'm a professional - level 2 and level 3 qualified chef too.



I specialise in strength & conditioning, weight loss, martial arts, mental fitness & toughness, weight, resistance & endurance Training.



I'm BJJ British Open Champion, 25 times BJJ medallist, Ironman Triathlete , ultramarathon Runner, several marathons Finisher as well as 100s of shorter distance running, swimming & Triathlon events. I also competed in Thai Boxing, MMA, obstacle runs to mention only a few. I hold enhanced DBS check which allows me to work with children, teenagers as well as adults.



I hold quite a few Qualifications of which most I practise with clients or myself on daily basis, currently in yoga level 3 course -



- fitness instructor

- personal trainer

- Nutrition Diploma

- Naturopath Diploma

- Massage Therapist

- Clinical Weight Loss Coach

- Raw Food Diploma

- Cbd & cannabis diploma

- Pilates Instructor

- Self-defence instructor

- Boxing/ pad work for fitness coach

- Kettlebell instructor

- Mix Martial Arts for fitness Instructor



Sport and fitness literally saved my life. Twice as a matter of fact .

First time at the beginning of my 'escape from addictions, anxiety & Street life journey' in 2006. Second time, when I was fighting for life in 2021 going through near death experience twice, fighting with severe & sepsis shock for weeks .







I've coped with addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD as well as health conditions like asthma, heart failure, immune system.



I came to UK in 2006 with nothing but suitcase full of CVs and £70, and built up my current life by hard work. Slowly , day by day starting from zero. Fitness was my mental escape from beginning. Together with CBD supplements, helped me go through really tough & challenging years. I'm a father of two, husband, godfather and 2 businesses Owner, going through life the way I want, always  looking for positives in not always positive situations. I enjoy my trainings and competitions - it's my time. I love traveling and good food as well as spending time with kids and observing their own paths in life.


When I first started I would never thought I'd achieve what I achieved. I got hooked up and over last 15 years I went from weight lifter to strongman to bodybuilder to mma fighter, muay thay & Brazilian Jiu jitsu fighter to eventually ultra runner and IRONMAN. I have changed my body composition and shape many times, tried all 'diets' and different approaches, had few cage & ring fights. Competed in almost 30 BJJ tournaments always bringing a medal, to include British Open gold. I have done several ultra runs, tens of marathons and half marathons and I'm a several Finisher of Ironman and smaller distance triathlons. All those medals, trophies, six packs, toned pecs & quads and heavy PBs in powerlifting are great & awesome but the biggest win for me is the mental health state and that's what I'm trying to help people with too.


My main background is martial arts & weight training and my biggest strength as a personal trainer & fitness instructor, on top of above, is mental fitness conditioning, confidence boost and ability to help to believe then achieve.




Currently I offer following services



 - personal & group training

 - fitness Classes

 - prep meals

 - running, training & meal plans

 - cbd supplements



 Why don't you come and say hello next time you see me at the gym.? 🤔

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