Barcelona Personal Trainer Martin Ebner Wants to Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Martin Ebner from Ebylife is a kilt-wearing, porridge-munching Scottish personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist who wants to help you reach your health and fitness goals in Barcelona.

Martin Ebner Personal Trainer in Barcelona.

“I was pleasantly plump, to put it lightly, as a teen.”

Ben: Tell us a bit about yourself and how you ended up in balmy Barcelona?

Martin: I moved to Barcelona in June 2016. The move followed seven years in Buenos Aires and three winter seasons in the USA working as a snowboard instructor. My move to Barcelona was prompted by several factors: choosing a base closer to my family, a city with world-class fitness facilities and a climate to match – also the seven year itch of needing a change but wanting to retain some of South-America’s charm, accessible and lively culture. Barcelona ticked all of these boxes and some!  

It wasn’t until I combined the healthy eating element with exercise that I saw the most dramatic changes to not only my physique but also to my quality of life.

Ebyife personal training sessions in Montjuic Barcelona

“There’s something to be said about training where olympians have competed!”

B: You’re obviously fit as a fiddle – how did you get into the world of health and fitness?

M: Thank you for noticing, Ben! I have always been a very active individual, although I was pleasantly plump, to put it lightly, as a teen. I was the captain of Scotland’s ice-hockey team and worked as a snowboard instructor in the United States but it wasn’t until I combined the healthy eating element with exercise that I saw the most dramatic changes to not only my physique but also to my quality of life.

Despite being very active and focused on keeping fit and staying trim, I think exercise should be fun. If you’re having to drag yourself to the gym or out for a run, there’s something not right. By finding a way to make exercise more pleasurable, you’re much more likely to stick with it.

Personal Training Group Classes in Barcelona

“I work very closely with my all of my clients to help them maximise their result,”

B: Tell us about your company Ebylife.

M: Ebylife originated in Buenos Aires. It all started when some close friends of mine asked if I would be willing to train them. I thought, sure, why not. Having taught snowboarding and spent the majority of my life working out and eating clean, I was  confident that I possessed the know-how to help those closest to me get in shape.

The training sessions were a total success and it wasn’t long until I was being  recommended to friends of friends, and before I knew it I was getting enquiries on a daily basis, requesting my personal training and tailor-made diet services.

Ebylife was born! I offer personal training in Barcelona, tailor-made diets and workout plans, weight-loss programs.

And now thanks to popular demand I’m soon to launch an online personal training platform (something I’m very excited about!).

Ebylife Barcelona Personal Training

“I don’t believe in fad “7 minute workouts” or “lose 15 lbs in 15 days” diets.”

B: What is it about your health packages that your customers like so much?

M: Personal training is exactly that, it’s personal. We all have different goals, strengths, struggles and motives for working out. What my clients tend to appreciate most is that all of the services I offer are tailor-made.

I don’t believe in fad “7 minute workouts” or “lose 15 lbs in 15 days” diets. I work very closely with my all of my clients to help them maximise their results in a manner that is fun, efficient and sustainable. Not only that, but I make myself available to all of my clients if they ever have any  exercise or nutrition related questions after our sessions. Sometimes all a client needs is to know that you’re there if they need you.

English-speaking personal trainers in Barcelona

“A city with world-class fitness facilities and a climate to match.”

B: Which parts of Barcelona do you use for your training sessions?

M: Thanks to a fantastic selection of beautiful places in Barcelona and weather perfectly suited to exercising outdoors, I offer training sessions at the beach, in many of the  beautiful parks around the city and, my favourite, the Olympic ring in Montjuic.

There’s something to be said about training where olympians have competed! Being that many of my clients are short-stay visitors to the city, I’ve selected places  where clients get to see some of the most attractive places in the city whilst working  on their fitness. A view of the mediterranean works wonders for motivation!  For those that prefer exercising indoors, I also offer training at home, in hotels, gyms  or at the location of the client’s choosing.

Even those that are in Barcelona short term can really benefit from getting into a fitness routine that they can take home with them.

Ebylife Personal Training in English - Barcelona City

“I cater to all age groups and fitness levels.”

B: Who would benefit from your training packages?

M: I cater to all age groups and fitness levels but some of the most typical clients I have are:

  • People that want to look better physically or to tone a certain body part/s.
  • People who would like to lose weight and make a lasting lifestyle change.
  • Tourists and visitors who love exercise and make sure that despite being on holiday or working abroad that they take the time to work out with a trained professional.
  • People who have tried to get into a workout routine and/or diet but for one reason or another have been unsuccessful.
  • People who need accountability for their workouts.

B: What do you think it is about Barcelona that makes it so special for getting outdoors and being active?

M: Barcelona has so very much to offer. It’s young, it’s hip, the people here are beautiful, the city boasts a variety of beautiful beaches, parks, olympic facilities, and the surrounding mountains make doing exercise accessible and affordable. If you’re not active in Barcelona, give it a shot – its highly contagious.

Outdoor fitness classes in Barcelona with Ebylife

“Once you start and see the positive results, you’ll not be able to stop.”

B: Anything else we should know?

M: Absolutely, for those of you that have been thinking about starting exercise but for one reason or another just haven’t gotten around to it, I know it’s overwhelming, especially if you’ve been inactive for a prolonged period of time, but I promise you that once you start and see the positive results, you’ll not be able to stop.

Even those that are in Barcelona short term can really benefit from getting into a fitness routine that they can take home with them.

If anybody needs any help or advice on how to be more active, they can email me, obligation free at ebylife1@gmail.com

Make it Happen

Get more info and sign up via the Ebylife website or contact Martin directly at ebylife1@gmail.com or on 636 597 084 – he has Whatsapp!

Follow Martin and Ebylife on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more body-beautiful Barcelona inspiration.


 

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