CM: Tom Cruise’s performance trainer aiming to help Origi get back to his best

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have certainly not yet seen the best of Divock Origi since his arrival on a free transfer in the summer, but he has enlisted the help of his performance trainer. report that Nicky Holender is the ‘fitness performance trainer’ for Origi, who in the past has helped many celebrities get into shape from Ben Stiller to Tom Cruise, and for some years he has been the personal consultant of the striker.

The Belgian earned a reputation of being a super-sub for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, but he has been battling physical issues since joining Milan which require personal and professional assistance, just like Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets.

Olivier Giroud continues to work overtime at the age of 35 while Origi is out and Ante Rebic is suffering from back pain. La Repubblica provided some details on Holender’s profile: he played football in England, Norway, Sweden and the USA, and in 2012 founded Epic – an acronym for Elite Performance Improvement Concepts.

The basic idea is that everyone – through a healthy lifestyle, targeted nutrition and specific training – can improve their sports performance, hopefully starting with Origi.

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  1. He’s being personally trained to be a celebrity or to remain a footballer? Couldn’t he get a sports trainer? Instead of a celebrity trainer?

  2. Maybe he can train his acting skills so he can pretend to be a competent footballer. Even when he was fit to play looks like he’s head down no finesse or reading of the play.

    Hes scored some big goals in his career but if he really was that good no way Lpool would have let him go on a free when he’s entering his peak years ie mid-late 20s

  3. Tom Cruise thinks he can beat up Navy Seals and says that being a special forces operator would be a piece of cake for him.

    Of course, someone has to remove the brown M&M’s from his candy bowl or he cries. So there’s that.

    He’s one of the most pampered princesses around. I wouldn’t use his tape to get stronger or heal. Go find a professional sports trainer.

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