We talked with Fa Biente in April, 2020.
👋 Hi! Tell us about yourself and your training
Hello my name is Fa Biente, I’m 28 years old. I’m from Paris and I am a lifestyle, travel & fitness influencer on Instagram.
I’ve been training for 12 years now because when I was younger I was overweight and I wanted to change my physical appearance.
I started to run daily to lose weight, but before that I did 10 years of football until I was 18.
Then i started doing body building and loved it. It can keep my mind healthy and gives me power to keep going. Finally, fit boxing is my latest try.
⏱ Describe a typical day of training
I’m currently training six to seven days a week to keep the good shape; the sessions go from an hour to an hour and a half.
At the beginning, I did not use any program; Monday I worked pectorals, Tuesday arms, Wednesday shoulders and so on. I used a program a short time ago to build mass.
Now, I use a program that helps for losing fat, with “Like a champion” for 12 weeks. I use the brand “FITADIUM” for food supplements like creatine, protein whey isolate, fat burn, booster, etc., and I eat healthy like white meat, vegetables (broccoli), rice , fruit, white cheese 0%.
I do cardio, my favorite exercises are the treadmill or I do interval training, stair machines at the gym, as well as boxing lessons that make me do a lot of cardio.
In my sports bag, I carry my sports outfit for the session with gloves, shorts and a t-shirt, compression tights, as well as running shoes, a jump rope, a protein shaker, a booster and a protein bar that I’ll take at the end of my session.
👊 How do you keep going and push harder?
When the motivation is low, I take a booster and I push myself to go to the gym because once the motivation returns, everything flows.
If not, I’d suggest finding a friend that can come workout with you and also the competition can give you a bit of a push.
🏆 How are you doing today and what does the future look like?
As of today, I’m getting better and better, I still have to work my body to dry.
In the next five years, I would like to have the body of my dreams, muscular but not too much. I want my physical to remain sporty and drawn because we know that after 30 years, it is difficult to lose weight.
I would also like to learn more about cultures, discover countries that could need my help; and I want to develop my Instagram in travel and fashion.
If I could change something it would be that I’d have started fix boxing a long time ago instead of just one year ago.
🤕 How do you recover, rest and handle injuries?
I anticipate injuries by warming up for 10 minutes before each training. You must adapt your diet and rest well to avoid injury. I avoid drinking alcohol, and I sleep minimum of eight hours.
I get a regular massage with @magic.hands.massages on Instagram and I see an osteopath @jessammarosteopathe on Instagram. I also take L-Carnitine to improve sports recovery.
🍎 How is your diet and what supplements do you use?
For my food, I keep it simple. I am careful not to eat sugar during the week and while training.
I eat healthy, take protein and I pay attention to the intake of omega3, without calculating my calories.
I allow myself to have a cheat meal and drink alcohol on Saturdays; and two coffee per day.
Plus, I use a scale to weight food.
I manage parties and events very well. When I have something planned, I make deviations but I know that the next day I will have to pay attention to my diet and exercise more.
My favorite supplement brands are FITADIUM AND FEED.
👍 What has inspired and motivated you?
What inspired me was when I took a coach. It motivated me and gave me the strength to continue on my own. I was then inspired by fitness boys on Instagram with their videos and tips.
At the gym, i motivate myself with very rhythmic music for energy. Guys I look up to are “@nathan, @cgarciafitness; amongst others.
I mainly listen to sports playlist on my phone and on music platforms and appa, they have the perfect combination of songs to keep me going.
✏️ Advice for other people who want to improve themselves?
For a person who is starting, I recommend to take a coach to learn how to do the exercises correctly, and especially not to get hurt. They have to go step by step, start with light loads, and increase gradually.
I sometimes notice at the gym people having bad postures when doing their exercises; and I always want to correct them.
🤝 Are you taking on clients right now?
No, I don’t take clients, I’m not a coach. I just love sports. It’s a passion!
📝 Where can we learn more about you?
You can find out more about me on my Instagram and on my Facebook page. I regularly post on these two media. My Instagram is @fa.biente, and my facebook page is fabienté.