Name: Fabian Kuttner
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Business/Gym Name: The Whole Man
Social Media Handles: wholebeing.live
Introduction – Tell us about yourself:
Fabian Kuttner is a Life Coach based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He holds a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology with training in Traumatic Resolution. Fabian utilizes his varied expertise in business relations, conflict resolution, athletic training, and Buddhist philosophy/meditation in his coaching practice and facilitation of mens’ groups.
In addition to his coaching practice, Fabian can be found skiing mountains, piloting his tandem paraglider, parenting his children, and leading a weekly Ice/Heat ritual with his hand built Mobile Exposure Unit at his family’s farm. Fabian became a certified XPT coach in March 2018.
My work is in supporting people in finding out how incredible they are; pushing their boundaries; physically, cognitively and emotionally. I’ve done so many things in life and relate to so many different experiences, it’s a joy to relate to others. I strive to find the fulcrum of change for people, that point where they see themselves and can readily accept the transformation they have been building themselves up to have. Creativity and change are much easier when you know what you want and see how stagnation once served you; its awesome how the discomfort of change tips and not changing is the greatest agony. Change is easy, its getting to the point that you actually want change that’s challenging. I love this life, the growth and challenges we get to transform through as humans.
What’s your favorite XPT related tip, discipline, activity, etc) to teach your clients?
I’ve been breathing my whole life. Learning to control breathing, understanding the nuances of breathing and blood gases has made a huge impact on people. That we have so much more in us as it relates to oxygenation is truly transformative for folks.
How has XPT impacted you and/or your clients?
The greatest impact is in seeing a community of people who in a calm, sustainable way are pushing themselves, expanding their limits. There is so much self-aggression in elite fitness, to see a community that is both pushing the boundary while maintaining a healthy, self-caring, love for their being is superb. It’s inspiring to be challenged and expand the horizon of what one can do while maintaining kindness towards oneself. Wakefulness, extreme athleticism AND recovery are rare at the forefront of a fitness philosophy.
What were the ways you were immediately able to implement XPT learning into your training following your XPT Certification course?
Most immediately was the apnea work. Understanding how the body functions with respect to breathing, and the breath holds under water really made a huge shift in training. Also the notion that we can relax SO FAST after HIIT training has turned into an awesome resource for people.
Anything else you want to tell us? A quote you remember from Certifications? A cool client story? A personal story as it pertains to XPT in your life?
I’m really learning this one myself, and to a new level:
“Don’t talk about it, BE about it” –P.J. Nestler
The training was the MOST info I have ever absorbed in such a short time. It took all my Fitness know-how, Somatic Psychology Education and Life Coaching to the next level.
I love the face on athletes when they get my download on CO2 tolerance, and then when they implement the knowledge.