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Master your skills step-by-step, habit-by-habit
6 sub-skills + 6 conversations + 6 daily habits
20 min. per week
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What if we told you there was a way to improve stress-related chronic illnesses, promote self-healing, lower anxiety, boost performance through increasing carbon dioxide retention and nitric oxide production, and much more?
And it's completely free, there's no equipment involved, you can literally do it anywhere, and the benefits only increase over time.

Welcome to the power of breathwork! Breathwork ranges from healthier daily breathing (nasal and diaphragmatic (belly) breathing) to easy or more advanced controlled breathing techniques. Science has recently proven breathwork's immune-boosting abilities, which allowed study participants to consciously activate their sympathetic nervous and immune systems to battle endotoxins. 
But it turns out breathwork is about more than conscious activation of your immune system. The expansive list of benefits—from nitric oxide production to CO2 retention, mental clarity, aerobic capacity, and a decrease in salivary and plasma cortisol—is nothing short of astounding. 

Build new skills the smart way

Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery:

Sighing for immediate stress relief
Learn how you can quickly regain control from feelings of stress and anxiety.

#Breathwork #Relaxation #Anxiety #DrAndrewHuberman
Heart coherence breathing
Control the speed of your heartbeat; slow it down and feel calm.

#JamesNestor #Breath #Relaxation #Anxiety #365rule

Square breathing for calm
Master a proven technique for calming your nervous system, and decreasing stress in your body. 

#Breathwork #Relaxation #Anxiety #MarkDivine #NavySeals #BoxBreathing
4-7-8 breathing for relaxation
Master a proven relaxation technique, that you can do anywhere, anytime and works immediately. 

#Breathwork #Relaxation #Anxiety #AndrewWeill
Alternate nostril breathing for balance
Master a proven relaxation technique, that you can do anywhere, anytime and works immediately. 

#Breathwork #Relaxation #Anxiety #NadiShodhana #Alternate-NostrilBreathing
Bumble bee breathing for dealing with agitation
Learn a breathing technique that helps you quickly get rid of agitation, frustration, and helps you prevent anger.
#Breathwork #Relaxation #Anxiety #BhramariPranayama #Calm #Agitation #Humming
Wim Hof breathing technique for boosting your immune system and regulating the stress response.
Master an evidence-based technique for boosting your immune system and training your body to deal with stress.

#Breathwork #WimHof #Hormeticstress #NervousSystem
Each program follows a simple and effective evidence-based approach to skills mastery:

Assess yourself

Reflect on where you currently stand and discover the practical components necessary for mastery of this skill. 

Learn sub-skills

The skill is broken down into 6 essential sub-skills, each of which is the focus of one learning workout. You'll do 1 workout every 2 weeks over the next 12 weeks. 

Talk about it

Have an insightful conversation with your colleagues about how to implement each sub-skill in your day-to-day.

Build micro-habits

Along with each workout, design your own micro-habit to start putting your learning into practice on a daily basis.

Ready to go?

Start your skills development program now by clicking the button below. 

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Join this program and start building the skill of breathwork. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.

Webinar + on-line course + daily practice

On-the-job practice

3 new daily habits
3 conversations

You decide!

Self-lead or team-lead

We recommend you follow the program with a buddy or with your team for best results. Send them the link!

3 - 6 weeks

6 weeks = best results per separate skill
3 weeks = optimal for holistic skill improvement, focusing on building several skills in a shorter time frame
Total time investment

3,5 hours

Webinar: 1 hour
On-line course: 1 hour
Weekly practice: 15 minutes

1% better
every day.

"Building a healthy lifestyle and experiencing optimal health, happiness, and mental well-being doesn't need to be an overwhelming and difficult process. You don't need to go through a ton of programs or books, or test a dozen techniques that don't work. We have deconstructed the process into a few essential habits for you to build."
Nils Maes - Co-founder of SkillsGym Health
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

As we go about our daily lives, we continuously operate on one of four levels: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. All the other dimensions of life—from work to family to recreation—are a product of these four levels. 
The most fundamental energy source is physical; the most significant is spiritual. Our best energy is pleasant and positive energy, which flows from the perception of opportunity, adventure, and challenge.
Most of us are under-stressed physically and spiritually and overstressed emotionally and mentally. In other words, most of us need to train harder physically (eat, exercise, and sleep better) and spiritually (align our work with our deepest values) and make a point to renew (rest!) ourselves emotionally and mentally for peak performance.

These four types of energy feed off each other:

  • Physical (the quantity of our energy); our diet, exercise, and sleep habits are paramount
  • Emotional (the quality of our energy); experience the positive emotions of approach (enjoyment, challenge, and opportunity), not the negative of avoidance (perception of threat, danger, or fear)
  • Mental (the focus of our energy); bringing the appropriate focus and realistic optimism to work at hand
  • Spiritual (the force of our energy); connection to deeply held values and purpose beyond our self-interest
  • Evidence-based: the best habits for you to build in order to master this skill according to research
  • Tested and approved by thousands of participants
  • Designed for social learning: go through the program with your buddy or team to build in social accountability and support

Master the skill of breathwork

We have deconstructed this skill into 3 sub-skills. And you will build one habit, and have one conversation around each sub-skill in a period of 3-6 weeks.
The program consists of a 1-hour webinar to kick-start your 3-6 week practice period in the workflow or in your personal life.

Master the skill step-by-step

You don't need tons of time or willpower to build a new skill. What you do need, is consistency. That's why after the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, focusing on 3 sub-skills:


Week 1 - 2 

subskill 1



Week 3  - 4  

Subskill 2



Week 5 - 6 

Subskill 3


What you will achieve by following this program









Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Nils Maes, co-founder of SkillsGym Health. Here are a few things you might like to know about him:

Nils' background

Nils is a versatile individual who began his journey as a professional athlete, excelling as a ballet dancer at the London and Paris Opera houses before honing his skills in martial arts during a two-year stint at a Sports University in China. Transitioning from athleticism, he ventured into entrepreneurship, owning a gym for two years before leveraging his expertise to spearhead the well-being programs for SkillsGym Health at SkillsGym two years ago.

Personal life

Nils embodies the principles of our SkillsGym Health programs in his daily life. His routine includes tailored workouts, breathwork, and cold exposure, leveraging his expertise as a certified Wim Hof instructor. Additionally, he prioritizes quality time with his partner Sarah and his son. To maintain his sanity, Nils seeks solace in nature in his beloved 4x4, preferably exploring the wilderness in Alaska.

20+ years of impact

SkillsGym Health uses the same habit-focused method that has become synonymous with SkillsGym's approach. This method has assisted numerous world-class organizations such as Samsung, Deloitte, and Ikea, along with thousands of managers and their teams, in enhancing their soft skills. Now, SkillsGym extends its expertise by offering programs designed to expedite the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team, and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Fun fact about Nils: Despite his reputation as a disciplined athlete committed to his daily routine, he also embraces the 70% rule for building a healthy lifestyle. Nils believes in sticking to good habits 70% of the time while indulging in less healthy choices for the remaining 30%, adding balance and flexibility to his approach. We'll leave it up to him to share more about that 30% in his programs!

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Managing stress & energy

Master this skill in 3-6 weeks, one habit and one conversation at a time.