Mario Gotze in best shape of his career after shedding half a stone thanks to personal trainer and yoga sessions

by fitness journalist

MARIO GOTZE is in the best shape of his professional career thanks to yoga and personal training sessions, according to reports.

The former Bayern Munich star left Borussia Dortmund in July and signed for PSV Eindhoven this month and he used the downtime to transform himself .

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Gotze, 28, is tipping the scales at 10st 12lbs but has never weighed less than 11st in his entire career, according to Bild.

The 5ft 9in German international was without a club between July and October.

But he used the time to good effect by training up to twice a day, six days a week.

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Gotze welcomed a personal trainer to his house in Dortmund where he underwent technical, athletic and exercise ball workouts.

Pictures posted to his social media also show the pint-size playmaker kick-boxing in his garden.

Korean yoga instructor Young-Sun Cho, 37, was brought on board and Gotze is said to have fallen in love with the practice.

Cho’s Instagram page features several shots of the pair mid yoga session in a variety of classic poses.

Gotze was included in SunSport’s best freebie XI this summer alongside Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere.

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But PSV eventually swooped to land him on a two-year deal and he scored just nine minutes into his debut against PEC Zwolle on Sunday.

Germany’s 2014 World Cup final goalscoring hero came through the ranks at Dortmund and had two spells at the club either side of a stint at Bayern.

The attacking midfielder said: “I had a lot of offers this summer but I am a man of feeling and make my own decisions.

“I feel I am ready for a very different challenge and I am confident that this should be a very comfortable transition for me.”

Gotze made 21 appearances for Dortmund last season, bagging three goals.

But after he returned from Bayern in 2016, his second spell was blighted by illness and injury.

The 63-cap German was diagnosed with Myopathy in 2017, a disease which causes muscle weakness and fatigue.

And he even played with a cast on his arm after suffering a hairline fracture and ligament wrist injury in 2019.

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