Five Million Steps


In April 2019, Tom embarked on a monumental challenge to bring his body into extreme fitness through ultra-running, cycling and CrossFit training. Taking a total of five million steps.

His challenge took place on three islands in Indonesia (Bali, Nusa Penida, Gili Trawangan), the Malaysian part of Borneo, three islands in the Philippines (Luzon, Cebu and Bohol) and he completed the challenge on the island of Taiwan.

The main goal during the 'Five Million Steps' challenge was to create a coaching program based on 23 years of his professional work experiences. Elevate new skills, habits and internalised strengths.

Through self-analysis, reflection, planning and action, Tom has identified and understood what challenges he would face on the way, and created a system of rewards. Developed self-confidence, improved productivity, and learnt how to enjoy the most challenging days.

Starting from 25,000 steps per day and increasing it to over 100,000 steps daily, it took him 101 days to complete the challenge. Resulting in a total of five million steps



  • Most Steps in one month: 2,000,521
  • Most Steps in one week: 569,168
  • Most Steps in one day: 107,168
  • Active calories burnt: 451,000 +
  • Reduced my body fat from 17 % to 9%
  • Ate more than 520 bananas
  • Ate 3kg of Peanut Butter
  • Ate over 260 eggs
  • Drank over 450L of water and 90L of milk
  • Ran and cycled over 5,700 kilometres
  • Climbed 7398 floors
  • Descended 6478 floors