Øystein Sæther (56) works as CFO at Powel in Trondheim, and the first time Myworkout met him he told us his life consisted of little exercise. When he was introduced to Powel Active, however, he found the motivation to do something about that.
“When I first was introduced to Myworkout and Powel Active I was unsure if it would make a difference, but it was exciting to be a part of something new. I also think that a focus on health in a workplace is important”, the 56-year-old says.
Found motivation in poor performance
On powelactive.com Øystein got access to a unique test that he conducted before starting the new workout regime. This test quantified his health by providing his biological age and oxygen consumption.
On the first test, Øystein´s result was a biological age of 67 years. 11 years older than his real age.
“I felt like a pensioner. However, it gave me the motivation I needed to increase the amount of exercise and get in better shape”, he explains.
Research shows that biological age is one of the best measures we have on physical health, and the test Øystein took is available for everyone to use at powelactive.com. In addition, Myworkout has developed an app, Mybioage, which gives you the opportunity to conduct the same test outdoor. You can log in to the app using your credentials from powelactive.com. The test is based on 25 years of research and enables you to quantify your own physical fitness in a simple and efficient manner.
40 years younger
After the first test Øystein started a ten-week workout program. Every week he conducted two sessions, doing 4 by 4 intervals and 4 by 4 strength training.
After completing the training program Øystein took the test again, and he admitted he was a little nervous about the result. It would prove to be an unnecessary concern.
“It was a feeling of happiness that struck me when I got the results”, he says, and continues:
“I was 27 years in biological age!”
The decrease in biological age was not the only way Øystein noticed an improvement on his health. In addition, he has lost weight and gained more energy.
“For example, the hunting trips are much easier now compared to how they used to be. I got in much better shape after I started doing 4 by 4 workouts”, he explains.
Øystein´s progress after the ten weeks were formidable, and a typical result after ten weeks is a reduction of ten years in biological age. If you do like Øystein, and follow Powel Active´s 4 by 4 workout, you can achieve a biological age of 20 years. And this age is possible to sustain until you are 80.
“I believe in this concept and the workout this site provides”, Øystein concludes.