Adam Lewis is the brainchild behind flash-chilled coffee company, MIURA. The canned iced coffee brings a Japanese touch (and technique) to traditional iced coffee with a unique brewing process. A fitness enthusiast, Lewis played sports from a young age, which he followed up with sprinting for his university’s track and field team. Lewis attributes the accumulation of his personal health and performance knowledge to this experience. “So much of what I learned as an athlete back then has carried over into my professional life, something I’m continuously reminded of and grateful for!” he adds.
Here, Lewis gives us insight into his perfectly-formulated fitness routines and his best advice for a thoughtful wellness experience.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being a couch potato and 10 being a fitness guru) where do you sit when it comes to health and wellness?
I would say my knowledge is an 7, but my practice has fallen to a 5. I definitely feel better educated than most when it comes to health and wellness but I’m also very cautious of landing on Dunning-Kruger’s famous Mount Stupid.
Can you tell me about your morning routine?
When things are dialed in, I’ll wake up, meditate, chug a glass of water (sometimes with lemon and pink salt) make my bed, have a quick cold shower, wash up, make my coffee and jump into the day.
Can you tell me about your go-to workouts? how do you find time to work out?
Finding time to workout isn’t easy but I try and make it as convenient as possible for myself by having my bag pre-packed and in the car from the morning so I really have no excuse to skip out at the end of the day. [Nevertheless my] workouts are pretty sporadic in nature nowadays so the routine usually looks like some variation of the following:
- Warm-up on rowing machine or bike
- Heavy on legs, either Squats or Dead Lifts in 5×5 format I’ll superset those with box jumps in between sets to further the benefit from some plyometric activity.
- Some upper body compound work. This usually consists of a variation of pull-ups + rows or incline/decline bench press +chest dips.
How do you find time to work out?
Finding time to workout isn’t easy but I try and make it as convenient as possible for myself by having my bag pre-packed and in the car from the morning so I really have no excuse to skip out at the end of the day.
What is a fitness essential you can’t live without?
I always try to finish workouts with a 15-20 minute steam session. There’s some amazing literature around the benefits of heat exposure for both physiological and mental benefits in terms of muscle recovery and stress resilience!
What are other important things you do for yourself to feel for self-care?
I make sure I’m getting a full night’s rest in as quiet and dark an environment as possible. To me, this is the most important part of self-care.
I now think of rest as recovery, helping me appreciate the time to disengage so my mind can recover to recuperate my energy for the coming day or week, similar to what is necessary when working out physically.
Are you a big cook? Do you follow a certain diet?
I don’t follow a specific diet but I try and eat very mindfully knowing what resonates with my body and trying to keep things in moderation. I’ve tried so many diets from keto to paleo and at this point I find just being conscious and looking at my diet objectively takes care of my nutritional concerns.
How do you wind down at the end of the day?
I’ll try to avoid screens after dark when I can to let the brain ease into a more relaxed state. This is often complemented by a few hauls from my Pax vaporizer loaded with a nice Indica hybrid strain.