In the beginning, I thought I was a purely cerebral person unconcerned with my body. Yoga changed this 11 years ago. My first yoga class was a moment of epiphany as I realised how powerful movement can be for clearing and activating the body and mind. Yoga is slow, deliberate and rhythmic dynamic stretching and I wanted to introduce speed; so I started running as well. Slowly, at first and then surprised myself by successfully completing a half marathon in Dubai in 2008, and after that, engaged in shorter running races. I reached a plateau and it was then that I met Fabien Rabeau. Someone once wrote, “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'”. I think one of the keys to my success has been having a trainer who calls me up when I am not being honest with myself and constantly pushes me to progress in my fitness. Since starting running, I moved onto experimenting with many types of movement, from dance, Pilates, stationary cycling, TRX, metabolic and plyometric training as well as continuing running and yoga. I believe that cross training is essential to achieve and balance all of the five S’s: stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit.
" Highly dedicated. Great integrity. Extremely demanding and 100 percent focussed. Fabien has helped me achieve my goals that we set when we first started. Sometimes I tease him and say I am on the search for a lazy coach. "Amal
" Five years ago I met Fabien right in time when I needed therapy for both of my knees after sustaining injury. Since then, Fabien has been working with me and with other members of my family, helping us to firstly learn about how to improve our posture, secondly helped us in bringing awareness to the importance of maintaining certain levels of healthy practices and finally guiding us and teaching us about best practices for future improvements. Fabien has always shown a great work ethos. Indeed, he is always punctual, driven, motivating, and always shows concern even when off site. Many times, I had to ask him to send me guidelines when I had pain and he would always email me websites and best exercises that soon improved my situation. Fabien’s manipulation and therapeutic practices are simply amazing, and he is always on top of research as he brings in the latest discoveries and applied technology while manipulating bones and muscles. Fabien always sets high standards not only for his patients but also for himself, as he always tells about his experience in participating in marathons, decathlons and triathlons. He is a living example of how he inspires his clients to be and to the best practices he tries to apply. Thank you Fabien for everything. "Dr. Grace Chami-Sather
" I have trained with Fabien individually and in a group for ver 3 years. Using his expert combination of plyometrics, metabolic, cardio & endurance exercises, he has helped me to reach levels of fitness, agility and strength I had not dreamed were possible. Training with him is challenging and fun. He is definitely a cut above other trainers in his field. "Loma
" Fabien is the most professional and dedicated coach I have ever met. Three years ago, I visited Fabien for a series of physiotherapy sessions and the goal was to be able to travel, drive and walk without aches and mainly be able to get rid of heavy medication and pain killers. I ended up signed up for the 10kms run after less than a year, exercising regularly and never get bored. I have so much fun even if the session sometimes are tough but Fabien has the talent to have you make it. I would have never thought that I would be exercising again regularly and furthermore, never with such a pleasure. Thank you Fabien for your dedication and endless encouragements! "Naouel
" Not easy to train every day, but Fabien from International Sports Expertise makes miracles! Thanks a lot. It changes my daily spirit. Keep on racing. "Jérome Bos (Rally Car Driver)
" Speed equals safety in big mountains, and with the help of International Sports Expertise, I’m specialising on fast ascents on either heavy or alpine style. I perform extremely well at high altitude, probably thanks to my genetics, but also to the specialised training I’ve done over the recent years, and incorporating intermittent hypoxic training supervised by Fabien Rabeau. All together allow me to move fast at altitudes over 5000m, where most athletes suffer from the effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). "Javier Clayton (High Altitude Mountaineering)