We chat to Sergey, the Gym Floor Manager at Les Mills Britomart, about the little steps he takes to make the world a healthier place.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME AND ROLE?

My name is Sergey Brazhnikov, I work as a Gym Floor Manager, a Gym Instructor and a Personal Trainer at Les Mills Britomart. I involve myself in creating a better and cleaner environment by making conscious choices in what I eat, drink, whom I spend time with, what I wear and what I do in my daily routine at work. I collaborate with conscious community groups such as Organic Mechanic Social Enterprise and network with companies such as Plantculture. Both companies are sustainable/ethical and are leaders at promoting the ways which will lead us towards being the best sustainable country in the world.

WHAT PHILOSOPHY DO YOU WORK AND/OR LIVE BY?

Leave this world a little better than you found it. Strive for making conscious decisions with everything you do. I like to use a term “conscious community” and I believe I am part of one.  For the past 100 years, we’ve seen a lot of new things emerge in front of our eyes in terms of food, technology and things in many other industries. We almost all now know what is inherently good or bad for us. We can Google what makes us feel better or what the main drivers are behind global warming. We are connected more than ever, but also disconnected from the reality. We just need to care more and open our eyes.

CAN YOU TELL US A SUSTAINABILITY FACT THAT WILL BLOW US AWAY?

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, habitat destruction, global warming and more. I’m a cowspiracist!

WHAT’S ONE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE ANYONE COULD ADOPT WITH EASE?

Eating less meat – one plant-based meal saves about 10,000 litres of water and saves about 7.25kg of grain.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOUR 15-YEAR-OLD SELF A PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Take care of yourself – you only live once. It’s okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF WORK IN THREE WORDS?

I spend time studying a Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Sports Nutrition, training calisthenics and gymnastics, and I love connecting to nature and spend time mediating. Also, spending time with my partner.

WHAT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

Organic ripe bananas and handstands.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GREAT MOVIE YOU WATCHED OR BOOK YOU READ?

The True Cost – a documentary that investigates fast fashion and its implications.

CAN YOU NAME A PERSON WHO’S INFLUENCED YOU IN SOME WAY, WHO WE SHOULD LOOK UP?

Graedon Parker – https://www.mrgraedonparker.com/

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