In this episode I had the pleasure to host Donato Helbling. 

For those who don't know, Donato is the founder of Miami Ice Club, a community dedicated to cultivating regular breath work and cold exposure practice, helping members to activate their ability to regulate their autonomic nervous system.

He is the only Certified Wim Hof Instructor in South Florida, and has trained directly under Wim Hof himself.

If you follow me on social media (@pedrosorren) on all accounts, you’ll see that I have been jumping on ice tanks for the last five months.

Regular breathing and ice baths have completely rewired my mind, body, and spirit—eradicating anxiety and depression.

If you want a protocol to be an Inevitable founder/investor, you’ll find that on the ice club. I have taken several friends, LPs and CEOs to this experience.

Donato is also a Budokon black belt and has over 15 years of experience in Miami and traveling worldwide, with Budokon University teaching Yoga, Martial Arts, Mobility, Meditation and Life Coaching. Additionally, he is the Director of Human Development Labs, a consulting firm that works with leaders in different industries.

He had amazing personal and professional experiences, and shared some of these learnings with us.

Here are some of the questions that I asked Donato:

  • Can you tell us about your childhood?
  • In your opinion, what is the difference between Budokon and other martial arts that you have practiced?
  • Where do you get your desire to not give up and run so many different initiatives in your life?
  • How did you find out about ice baths and the Wim Hof Method?
  • How was training and taking the ice baths with Wim Hof himself?
  • What were the challenges that you faced when you decided to create the ice bath community in Miami? How did you overcome them?
  • How did you start the Miami Ice Club?