„Inspiration is the bridge to enthusiasm. Search, nurture and protect inspiration. It is the drive and motor on your path.”
Peter Gerfen was national handball player and top scorer of the premier league in the 90s. At the end of his sports career, Gerfen fell ill with anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
“It’s not so bad to be dead,” said the title headline in a large German Sports magazine many years later, in which Gerfen impressively describes the darkest time of his life. Gerfen fought his way out of this valley of fog and hopelessness.
Today Peter Gerfen is one of the most sought-after fitness trainers in Germany. He designs prevention courses for health insurance companies, gives lectures and writes very successfully non-fiction books on the topics of motivation, training and nutrition.
With his children’s sports camp, a heart project, the father of two children is on the road nationwide as a movement ambassador.
With an interdisciplinary team from psychologists, sport and nourishing scientists Gerfen supports parents and children to more movement and healthier nutrition.
With the donation campaign “Kinder in Bewegung” (Children on the Move), in favour of children with cancer in rehabilitation, Gerfen enables families in need of help to take a break from everyday life.
In his lectures as Brave Speaker his experiences as an athlete and trainer are incorporated. Gerfen wants to inspire and not missionize.
“Perhaps giving the decisive impulse” Peter Gerfen replies to the question, what to give to the participants in his lectures.