Who are we?

Welcome to The Life Upgrades website. My name is Vasilis Stefanou (a.k.a. Vas), I am the Founder and CEO of this website. Even though other people involved every now and then behind the scenes you will receive products, coaching and most of the information on the website from me. Of course their time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

Why is this website helpful for you?

This website is like a diary of my own journey on how I’m constantly upgrading my life, as well as other people that I help. Also the rest of the contributors on this website have their own say on how they improve their way of life. We try to bring you enjoyable, easy-to-digest and actionable content. We care about staying authentic and giving you value-based content in simple words in order for you to implement the tips and ideas.

Who am I?

First of all, I’m just an ordinary person who used to be in the worst state possible. I was very skinny and lived a very unhealthy lifestyle. I was always stressed and my way of thinking was very negative. I was also really shy, to the point that people had to talk to me first and I still didn’t know what to say most of the time. My experiences with relationships were also quite bad. Lastly I dropped out of university and had no idea on what to do next with my life.

Then I decided to change everything and create a life which I will be grateful for. So I started working out, eating healthier, learning more about the things that I wanted to improve in my life and worked in various industries. Apart from reading countless books, I received multiple diplomas & certificates and also practical advice from mentors. Here are most of my credentials:

The Life Upgrades - Vasilis Stefanou

Body, Mind and Martial Arts

  • Diploma in Health & Fitness, Personal Training and Fitness Instructing by Premier Global NASM
  • Certificate in Filipino Combat Systems (FCS Kali) level 2
  • Assistant Instructor level in Wing Chun / Ving Tsun Kung Fu
  • Disciple of traditional Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan / Taiji Quan, Qigong, Chan Si Gong, Daoist Breathing & Meditation, Jian & Gunshu
  • Background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts and Shaolin Kung Fu/Wushu
  • Certificate in 5 Element Qigong Course and 8 Trigram Organ Qigong Course by White Tiger Qigong
  • Attended Harmonising of the 5 Elements (Neidan / Neigong / Internal Alchemy & Meditation) Live Workshops and studied The Microcosmic Orbit Course & Yi Jin Jing by Damo Mitchell from Lotus Nei Gong
  • Certificate in Brain Coaching Course by Dr. Kristen Willuemier
  • Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Course by Centre of Excellence
  • Attended Live Workshops with Grand Master Bobby Taboada from Balintawak Arnis Cuentada Taboada System
  • Attended Live Workshops with Guro Daniel Lonero from XTMA using Inosanto method on Kali, Silat & Boxing with Guest star, Guro Damon Caro (Senior Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto)
  • Attended Live Workshops with Guro Jay Jasper Pugao from Visayan Style Corto Kadena Larga Mano Eskrima
  • Studied Tri-V Curriculum by Tuhon Jared Wihongi from Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Association and Emotional Candy Series: The Artful Pursuit of Combat featuring Doug Marcaida
  • Studied Silat, Panantukan – The Art of Weaponized Empty Hands and Kali – Way of the Weapon by Sakan Lam from Core Combat Chiang Mai
  • Studied FMA Concepts by Mark Anastacio from Bais Tres Manos and Anastacio Kali Association
  • Certificate in Elite Calisthenics Specialist Course by Calisthenics Kingz
  • Certificates in Functional Training, Circuit Training, Suspended Movement and Kettlebell Training by Premier Global NASM
  • Certificate in Primal Kettlebell Course by Onnit’s Senior Instructor Eric Leija
  • Studied Enter the Kettlebell Course by Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Studied Introduction to Indian Clubs Course by FMS and Clubbell Mass Evolution by Onnit’s Master Instructor Shane Heins
  • Studied Ageless Mobility, Circular Strength Training Group Exercise and TACFIT – King of Clubs Courses by Scott Sonnon
  • Studied Steve Maxwell’s Workouts & Seminars (Encyclopedia of Joint Mobility, Integrated Breathing, Ladder & Hypoxic Training, Spartan 300 Workout, Travelogues from Greece and Ikaria)
  • Studied Maintain Your Body for Long Lasting Health & Mobility Course by Kelly Starrett & Jill Miller
  • Studied GMB Fitness Courses (Elements, Floor One, Parallettes One & Two, Rings One & Two)
  • Studied Gymnastic Bodies Courses (Fundamentals, Foundation One, Stretch Series)


Personal and Business Skills

  • Co-owner of the award-winning and successful Start-up Mobile App SpinDeals app
  • Diploma in Inter-culturally Speaking Course by Oxford University
  • Diplomas in Taoism and Stoicism Courses by Centre of Excellence
  • Certificate in Chinese Culture Course by China Explore Adam
  • Certificate in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy Seminars by Center of Lifelong Learning Tsaousi
  • Certificate in Barista Course (including Chinese & Japanese Tea Ceremonies and Cacao) by Alchemy Bartending School
  • Certificate in Image Consulting (Dressing, Body Language, Manners & Etiquette) Course by IAP Career College
  • Certificates in The Secrets of Body Language and Digital Body Language Courses by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Studied Master your People Skills Course by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Studied The Art of Networking Course by The Art of Charm
  • Studied Ancient Greek Civilization by Dr. Jeremy McInerney
  • Studied World Philosophy by Dr. Kathleen Higgins
  • Studied Great Minds of The Eastern Intellectual Tradition by Dr. Grant Hardy
  • ECDL Certificate including all the modules by European Computer Driving License Foundation
  • Working experience in a variety of Online and Local Industries
  • Attended Entrepreneur Bootcamp by John Lee


Every single day I learn and grow from different experiences and resources. That’s why this website is about upgrading my life and if you are like me then join us and you can upgrade it along with us. Moreover you can check out what others think of working with me and more of my work.  If you like the content of the whole website and want to book for personal coaching or contact for other business inquiries then you can do so via email: [email protected] You will receive a reply as soon as possible.