I started lifting weights in the Summer of 2015. It was a hobby at first but it transformed into love. I didn’t know how to workout or what I was doing, but as the months and years went by I started to become more comfortable at the gym. I documented my fitness journey and I started to see great results around my fifth month. After a year of being very consistent at the gym, I became infatuated with fitness and I knew something special was in the making. That is when I decided to become a personal trainer. I got certified with ACE and I’m currently going through another certification (NASM) at the moment. I’m planning on getting a degree in Kinesiology in the near future as well. I’m hungry for more knowledge because I want to educate people about the benefits of physical activity. I believe I have so much to give since I can relate to those who are barely starting their journey.
At first, I only went to the gym because I wanted to look good, but as the years kept passing, I discovered that looking good is a tiny fraction of what being fit is all about. I discovered the importance of stretching, posture, and mobility- the little things that are very underrated in fitness! You see, when I first started to workout, I only cared about muscle “gains,” but fitness goes beyond that. For example, as I kept getting older, I noticed that my friends were coming to me not because they wanted to look better primarily, but because their health was in jeopardy. Some had high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, or high cholesterol. Luckily, fitness can change all that. That’s the beautiful thing about engaging into an active lifestyle. Not only will your health be in a better place, but you’ll end up looking and feeling better as well.
I thank fitness because it saved me from trouble. I thank fitness because it was a haven for me when I was going through a period of darkness in my life. And even though I started over three years ago, my love for fitness is still prominent and growing tremendously. I’m constantly working on my image, knowledge, and my physique daily. I want to introduce an active lifestyle to those who need it because I know someone out there will benefit from it. So if you’re reading this and you want to start making a change in your life, what are you waiting for? Here’s a quote that I stumbled upon a few years ago, “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”