My name is Tiago, I’m 24 years old, and I’m originally from Lisbon (the beautiful city you see above), although I’m currently living in Italy. I work for Renaissance Periodization (RP) and I have my own coaching business where I help people with their training and fitness goals.
I started my fitness journey when I was around 18 years old. I didn’t like how I looked, so I tried to become fitter. Like many, I started by doing some cardio. I bought a treadmill, which I used daily, and eventually started training with some dumbbells at home. After a while, I finally gained some confidence and joined a commercial gym. Along the way, I found powerlifting, which I fell in love with and competed every single year since.
I’ve always been somewhat of a nerd, so when I started my fitness journey, that led me to learn everything I could about fitness. I was obsessed with it, learning about it every single day. I initially started with Youtube videos, but soon started to read books and articles. Eventually, that progressed to textbooks, scientific articles, and several courses and certifications.
I got particularly interested in exercise and nutritional science, and making sure my methods were evidence based rather than just following traditional unproven practices.
I’ve been coaching people for about 5 years and in the meantime, I’ve helped over 100 people reach their fitness goals.
Over the years, I’ve wrote some articles about training and dieting. If you’d like to check them out, I have a list here.