Hello, my name is Luke Sniewski. Made in Poland, born and raised in the United States, father to a Kiwi baby, and currently rooted down in Auckland, New Zealand.
I’m a professional football player turned Certified Public Accountant, turned personal trainer and soft tissue therapist, turned documentary filmmaker, turned addiction and behavioral change specialist. If I had to sum myself up in a single sentence it would be: work in progress.
I embrace the constant change that life brings, but one constant that has withstood the test of time has been my focus on personal growth and wellbeing. I’m a student of the human body. I’ve gained invaluable knowledge from the best laboratory available for any curious researcher: my own body. The second best teacher? Teaching and working with others. Luckily, I have plenty of experience there as well.
I’ve learned that the only thing that gets in the way of – well, pretty much everything – is the mind. After years of self-sabotaging and getting in the way of myself, I turned my interests inward in an effort to understand and unravel my subconscious mind, reactive behaviors, and mental conditioning. It’s taken a lot of patience to work through previously-ignored uncomfortable emotions, but the discoveries I’ve made about myself have been worth the efforts. It’s an ongoing process.
Currently, my life’s journey has me back in school working towards a PhD in the field of Mental Health and Addiction, working with professional Muay Thai Fighters, and showing up fully and completely to the people, experiences, and circumstances in my everyday life (mainly my son, Jack).