Our method

Connecting the elements of wellbeing and human high performance

Better life leads to better performance and better organisations. Over the past 20 years, our science-based method for optimising health, wellbeing and performance has been tested in the most challenging environments of business and sports – ranging from Formula 1 to Fortune 500. Our holistic model covers all key areas of wellbeing needed to enhance the performance of you and your team.

Reach sustainable change

Small steps towards big goals

Significant improvements in performance are the result of small steps and decisions. Real change takes time, so we don’t offer quick fixes. We create a personalised plan for each individual and break goals into small steps towards sustainable change. Everything we do is based in science and approved by our network of experts. Our highly trained team of coaches and specialists inspire and motivate you to reach your goals. Your progress is monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure measurable results.

“No one is perfect, but every one of us can be a little better, one day at a time”

— Dr Aki Hintsa
Circle of Better Life

Success is a by-product of wellbeing

Imagine a wheel constructed of six components. If one of the components breaks down, the wheel stops spinning. For the wheel to spin smoothly, all parts need to be in place and in balance. This model, representing the integrated nature of health and wellbeing, is the foundation of all our coaching services.

Test your health and wellbeing

Core

At Hintsa we start everything from the Core – your inner motivation to reach sustainable change. Exploring your Core encourages you to live your daily life with meaning, realise more of your potential, and be true to what matters most to you. This provides you with a motivational backbone for making meaningful changes and is vital for reaching your goals.

Physical activity

Finding your individual physical level of endurance, strength and mobility and developing these abilities in a balanced way, allows you to perform optimally in life. Regardless of where you are starting from, our coaches work to develop personalised training programmes that improve the quality and quantity of your physical training and daily movement.

Nutrition

Following a healthy diet, enables your body to function optimally in areas including disease prevention, energy production, immunity, and physical and mental performance. Our licensed specialists provide you with the best evidence-based advice available for making healthy choices, whilst respecting the individual needs of your body.

Sleep & recovery

Giving sufficient time and attention to sleep, rest, and recovery enables your mind and body to recuperate, regenerate and perform optimally. Improving the quality of your recovery and helping you to find a sustainable balance between work and rest are key components of all our programmes.

Biomechanics

Optimising your physical movement and control, improves your performance, reduces injuries and enables lifelong physical activity. Our goal is to help you lead a life free from physical restrictions and musculoskeletal limitations by enhancing your mobility, balance and movement control.

Mental energy

Improving your ability to manage yourself, your work, and your social relationships helps you maintain a positive energy balance in life. Together with our coaches you will find ways to add to your mental energy budget rather than drain it.

General health

Gaining greater awareness and understanding of your own health and learning better everyday habits leads to a healthier life and greater wellbeing. With medical check-ups and sessions performed by licensed professionals, our programmes will help you better understand your current state of health and take a proactive approach in improving it.

20 years of rethinking success

While observing the training routines of elite Ethiopian distance runners, Dr Aki Hintsa realised their dominance was propelled by a profound sense of purpose and meaning. The lives and environment of the athletes were harmonised to completely support their personal goals and running ambitions.

The Circle of Better Life model Dr Hintsa created has since served as the blueprint for success for numerous F1 champions and business leaders. Let our Chief Innovation Officer James Hewitt introduce you the model and explain how exactly does better life lead to better performance.