About

SrdjanHey, I’m Srdjan!

I know. Where the heck are the vowels?

To make things easier, you can call me Serge from now on. Everybody does.

I’m a 24 25 year old kid-at-heart with a passion for the human body and I’m on a life-long journey to help people build better bodies and live better lives.

I’m a mechanical engineering graduate, a certified trainer, and a self-proclaimed “writer”.

I spend my days building 3D computer-aided models and my nights throwing around kettlebells, jumping heavy ropes, sprinting through the grass in my Vibrams, and writing articles that I hope will one day spark a change in the world.

I wasn’t passed along the greatest set of genetic coding and I sure as hell haven’t had the greatest luck when it comes to injuries. But what I do have is a deep-rooted love for the human body and all of its intricate components.

My Story

I’ve always been hyperactive.

I played basketball for many years. I boxed seriously. I spent time training Muay Thai in Thailand. I trained a little bit for Triathlons (haven’t run any yet!). And I spent hours in the gym lifting heavy objects.

I was addicted to movement.

But, ironically, I was also an engineering student and spent many hours in a tight cubicle with my ass glued to the chair and my head buried in a mountain of books.

And while I thought I was doing my body and my mind good, I was actually stirring up a deadly concoction of muscular imbalances, unhealthy tissues, and debilitating inflexibility that eventually led to multiple herniated discs in my lower back.

Those were some dark moments.

My days of training and competition were replaced with days of excruciating pain. I went from sparring with Muay Thai champions to struggling to get out of bed.

My life got turned upside down.

The little things that I once took for granted – like brushing my teeth or jumping into the shower – suddenly required immense effort and took every ounce of energy out of me.

The entire experience opened my eyes and made me realize just how important it is to take care of your body. Without it, we have nothing.

The experience made me more appreciative of this one incredible body that I was blessed with.

After those dark moments I promised myself that I would never go back to those days. I would never put my body through that pain again.

And I would do whatever it took to build a body that lasts.

So why Bloom to Fit?

With this blog, I want to be as transparent as possible with everything I do as I build myself a better body. My training, my nutritioning, my experiments – it will all be here on display for you to see and learn from.

The purpose of Bloom to Fit is to inspire individuals to make better choices for their health so they too can build a better body and do incredible things with their lives.

Individuals just like you.

Keep in mind that I am not a fitness expert by any means. I’m no guru. I do, however, have something of value to give – experience, passion and incredible drive to build something better. I’ve been there. I’ve put myself out there. I’ve been down in the trenches trying and testing different forms of training. I’ve tried and analyzed numerous nutrition strategies. I’ve tested numerous supplements. I’ve bought everything under the sun for soft tissue work.

But, most importantly, fitness is my passion.

The human body is my passion.

This is what I love and it is because of this deep-rooted passion that I’m always reading about new studies, flipping through anatomy books, testing new superfoods, asking experts lots of questions, and constantly learning about the wonders of the human body.

I’m always full of energy, always looking to learn, and never afraid of trying new things. I’m curious as hell (not always a good thing) and I live to experiment.

If you’d like to join me (and over 3,000 other incredible people) on a journey to a better body, please subscribe to the Bloom to Fit Insider Area and get exclusive strategies to building a better body. Here I share things that you won’t find on the blog – exclusive info that I save only for my insiders. To join, simply enter your name and email address below and we’ll get started.

And finally, I will ask you to please read this carefully:

Building a better body is not easy. It takes a lot of work and a great deal of time to build a body that will carry you through all the incredible things you choose to do in life. But, I’m telling you right now – the time and effort is more than worth it.

This is not a sprint. It’s a marathon.

We’re doing this for the long-haul.

I’m here to give you everything you need to succeed. I want to give you the information that you need to be able to make better choices for your health and fitness because with access to better information I truly believe that you will have the power to make better choices.

I want to help you fix your inefficiencies, improve your diet, build functional & balanced strength, rid you of plaguing injuries caused by countless years of inefficient biomechanical movements and help you develop a body that can serve you a lifetime.

Most importantly, my mission here is to motivate your socks off. I will do whatever it takes to help you get started on your journey to a better body.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to use my Contact Page to get in touch with me. You can also say hello on my Facebook Page, where I might even have a little gift waiting for you :).

I hope to see you on the blog sometime soon!

To your better body,

Please note that Bloom to Fit is not meant to replace your doctor. Take a second to read the full disclaimer.

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Comments

  1. Tell us about your vacation man. Btw you are in great shape – I bet you had a blast in Thailand.

    • Thanks for the compliments, Yavor!

      Thailand was amazing to say the least. I went for 6 weeks. Half of the time I trained Muay Thai at a local Thai camp (6 days a week, 7 hours a day). It was the most intense training I’ve ever done but the results were incredible. Just to give you an idea of the workout, we started the day (6am) with a 10km run for a warm-up.

      The second half of the trip I spent visiting all the different islands (one of them being Koh Phi Phi as pictured). I’ve never in my life seen beaches so beautiful.

      I look forward to the day I can go back, train and swim in the beautiful waters!

  2. Hey,
    Great Blog. Just wondering what font style/size your using as I really like it.

    Thanks

  3. Srdjo sve pohvale :)

  4. Hey Srdjan, I’ve got a couple questions I’d like to ask ya over e-mail but your contact form doesn’t seem to be working. Any possibility you could shoot me any email? It’s joshvales [@] finalfatlosssolution.com

    Thanks so much!

  5. Thailand was amazing to say the least. I went for 6 weeks. Half of the time I trained Muay Thai at a local Thai camp (6 days a week, 7 hours a day). It was the most intense training I’ve ever done but the results were incredible. Just to give you an idea of the workout, we started the day (6am) with a 10km run for a warm-up.
    +1

  6. Chris Gomez says:

    Hey I was reading through your posts and I was trying to find some great abdominal workouts but couldn’t come across any. Do you m ow of any workouts that hit the abdominal area real hard??

    • I do have some posts about abdominal work throughout the blog, but send me the question through my contact form and I’ll get back to you via email. I’ll tell you the three abdominal exercises you need to focus on.

  7. Muhammad Kubur says:

    Hey man, nice to knowing someone like you.

  8. Hi Srdjan,
    I absolutely love your website. So much good, original information that I have not seen anywhere else.
    Can I receive the list of abdominal exercises that you have sent to Chris Gomez?
    My email: alinan22 at gmail dot com
    Just curious: where are you exactly if you do not mind? I am in Toronto.
    Thank you so much.

  9. Hi
    Your instructive writings are so good.Thank you so much.
    Could you chat on yahoo as i do not have a Facebook page?

    Warm regards;

  10. So, I just joined up…I’m on board…then I see the 6 day/week, 7hr days…ACK! I’m pushing 50 and realizing my dreams are changing in recent years. I decided to take up skipping rope, found the manifesto, FB, and web pages and – WOW – you are serious about transparent self-exploration! Here goes…I’m in! I am determined to have 50 look like a wonderful achievement in comparison to 47!

    Maybe I should revive your challenge to find enough people to perform the human chain push-up unit as a 50th birthday party?

  11. Really man, thank you for the rope skipping and kettlebell advice. I am not into bulking up, synthetic protein shakes, or hours in the gym (nothing wrong with that, it’s just not for me). Your videos help me create an overall fitness routine for life. Everyday activity that is simple to accomplish with minimal tool.s

    Cheers from Idaho.

  12. Kelly Curtis says:

    I am SO happy to have just found your website! This is exactly what I was looking for, I travel for a living and always pack my speed rope. Because I travel for up to 6 days at a time I am looking for recipes that I can make\freeze take with me to avoid eating out, in combination with an exercise program that I am excited about… and I found it!!! Thank you for having this page and I look forward to your wonderful content, getting back in shape and feeling great!

    -p.s. 3 jump ropes and non of them were sized right… they are now! Thank you :)

  13. What would you suggest to a person who is overweight? I have a weight problem and i want to lose at least 20-30 kilos in lets say 7-10 months, what exercises can i start with to start losing weight, of course take in mind that i cant do many exercises with a weight problem, It’s easier for someone who is already skinny to get a body he wants than someone who is fat and dies of tiredness(if that’s even a word) in 10 minutes of rope jumping.

    • Thanks for your message Vili. Here’s what I would suggest: stop thinking about how long it takes to get the results you want. Instead, focus on doing something positive (no matter how small) every single day that, over time, will get you to where you want to be. You have to think of this as a lifestyle, not a temporary adventure. Start by figuring out your purpose. Why do you want to lose that weight? Your purpose will motivate you when things get tough. Change your environment. Eliminate foods and drinks that promote fat absorption. Start moving every single day, even if it’s just a walk around the block. As you start to feel stronger, start adding a bit of resistance training into the mix. Learn how to use the skipping rope. Get yourself a kettlebell. It’s OK if you get tired quickly today. Next week you’ll be able to go a little longer and a little harder. It’s all about being persistent and understanding that this is a life-long journey. I’m sorry if this isn’t the response you were looking for, but there are not magic exercises that will help you lose (and keep) weight off. If you have any questions, I’d love to help. Take care!

  14. Just purchased your Jump Rope Ninja book. Great stuff. Was watching the first video (on arm position) and was thinking, “This guy has GOT to be an engineer.” Came over to your “About” page and what do you know – you are! (Fellow geek here – biostatistics and epidemiology.)

  15. Hi Srdjan,
    I signed up for the Jump Rope Crash Course a few days ago. I got the first lesson about the length of the rope when I signed up but haven’t seen anything else since…I’m excited to get started so would you send the follow on lessons as soon as possible? Thanks!
    Best regards,
    Dave

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