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September 22, 2020 94 min

"Don't overthink it too much, just start. Everything else you'll learn on your journey." - Manuel Granegger

How do I get fit? This is probably the question a large number of people ask themselves every day. Where do I start? How do I start? What does it mean to be fit anyway?

Manuel Granegger answers these questions from his point of view and experience in this episode. He shows his journey in his personal life and how he got into sports. It is clear that this journey does not always run straight and does not present any obstacles. Manuel explains how one can overcome such obstacles and what one can gain from it.

Coming from a background of doing gymnastics competitively and eventually joining the military Manuel got in touch with a lot of activities early on. He tried out several things and had to overcome the abuse of alcohol and tobacco to eventually get there, where he is now. Today he runs marathons, does functional fitness in the form of CrossFit and lives a very active and healthy life. All this while working full-time.

Not only sport defines Manuel's life. He is also vegan. The topic of veganism and animal rights is more than a matter of the heart for him. He gives the animals a voice and speaks openly and unfiltered about the unpleasant things that go along with it. In this episode he tells how and why he became vegan and how he puts this into practise as an athlete. He not only shows that it is possible to be just vegan but to be extremely fit and healthy while eating a plant based, vegan diet.

After the conversation Manuel told me that he hadn't mentioned his current girlfriend in the episode. He owed her so much and actually wanted to mention her in the podcast. So he dedicated a post on Instagram to her:

Thanks for listening and hear you next time,

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