The life of a vogue dancer in Hamburg

I meet Dominik Lamovski (22) an hour before the start of The Britney Kiki Function—Hamburg’s first voguing event at the HipHop Academy Hamburg. Rocking a blonde wig, white tank top, white skirt, a set of enviable eyelashes and glitter all over, Dominik a.k.a. Dom Twinkle looks nothing short of fabulous. Advertisements

Californian cruising in Hamburg

With arms full of ink, friendly blue eyes and an enviable full beard, André Langer (33) greets his customers at Electra Bikes like old friends. The shop oozes the laid-back vibe that brought about the Electra brand in Southern California in 1993. 25 years later, we meet bike-expert André — hard at work at the only Electra…

A movement teacher’s life in Hamburg

Nikolai Pawlas – The Art To Move. Good coffee is almost a religion to Nikolai, so we meet at Nord Coast Coffee Roastery — his second living room. Nikolai has a tall and strong physique, and doesn’t stop moving during the interview: from his seat on the couch he moves into a squat position on the…

Seeing life as a journey

Zahra Lindenblatt From Stade 7 years in Hamburg Yoga teacher Hi Zahra! How did you discover yoga? I discovered yoga as a teenager but stopped following that path for a while. My uncle was practicing all kinds of different asanas and I thought he was a freak. My father is Yogi by birth, he is…

And what exactly is your function?….

Gavin Nugent From Dublin, Ireland 6 years in Hamburg Director and fitness coach http://www.fit4thegame.com   Don’t keep us hanging! What is your function? I am the resident ‘Captain of Happiness’ at Fit4TheGame…I do my best to keep the members and coaches happy and smiling. Technically speaking, I’m also the owner and CEO. I love the…

Functional training has never looked as sexy

Michel Schreier, Hamburg From Nürnberg, Germany 17 years in Hamburg scape-goat.com   Tell us about Scapegoat: what is it – and is it really that sexy? Scapegoat is an all-purpose functional training tool designed for powerful whole body workout sessions – either all by yourself, as team or within a larger group. Whether you own…

A gemini yogi lands on YouTube: downward-dogging for the world to see

Melany Biekarck From Detroit, USA 6 years in Hamburg Certified Yoga teacher & writer Melany’s Yoga Couch First things first, how did you end up in Hamburg all the way from Detroit? To explain how I landed in Hamburg I will first have to mention Costa Rica. After finishing my Bachelor’s degree, I decided to…