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

  • Certificate in Filipino Combat Systems (FCS Kali) level 2
  • Assistant Instructor level in Wing Chun / Ving Tsun Kung Fu
  • Background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts, Chen Tai Chi Chuan / Taiji Quan and Shaolin Kung Fu/Wushu
  • Diploma in Health & Fitness, Personal Training and Fitness Instructing by Premier Global NASM
  • Certificate in Brain Coaching Course by Dr. Kristen Willuemier
  • Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner Course by Centre of Excellence
  • Certificates in Pranayama Breathing, QiGong movement & Meditation Courses by Michaël Bijker and Life Awareness Project
  • Online live sessions with Grand Master Bobby Taboada from Balintawak Arnis Cuentada Taboada System
  • Online live sessions with Guro Daniel Lonero from XTMA using Inosanto method on Kali, Silat & Boxing / Guest star on 1 of his seminars was Guro Damon Caro (Senior Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto)
  • Online live session 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 How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy Seminar by Paul Chek
  • Studied Energy System Control Webinar by Rob Wilson and the Art of Breath
  • Studied Wim Hof Method Course and Systema Breathing Method Course
  • Studied Richard Bandler’s Seminars and Recordings (Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neuro-Hypnotic Repatterning, Charisma Enhancement, Design Human Engineering, Personal Enhancement, Persuasion Engineering)
  • Studied GMB Fitness Courses (Elements, Floor One, Parallettes One & Two, Rings One & Two)
  • Studied Gymnastic Bodies Courses (Fundamentals, Foundation One, Stretch Series)
  • Studied further Movement Courses by Animal Flow and Movement Parallels Life


Personal and Business Skills

  • Diploma in Inter-culturally Speaking by Oxford University
  • Co-owner of the award-winning and successful Start-up Mobile App SpinDeals app
  • Certificate in Image Consulting (Dressing, Body Language, Manners & Etiquette) Course by IAP Career College
  • Worked at a multinational clothing company advising clients on their purchases
  • 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
  • Content Creator and helped hundreds of people with their goals
  • 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
  • Attended multiple seminars/workshops/conferences and studied online on subjects such as Self-development, Philosophy, Psychology, Productivity, Relationships and Online Business


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.