Miami, FL

My name is Anthony, and I am a personal trainer and business owner. I've been involved in the fitness industry for over a decade and have owned my business for 5 years now. I didn’t always look like how I currently do, and it has been a long journey of trial, error, fails, attempts, and many small successes along the way to achieve a physique I am satisfied with.

I've always been involved in sports. Throughout my whole life, I've been active and engaged in some form of exercise. When I got to high school, I would have to wait until 6 PM every day, Monday through Friday, to be picked up by one of my parents because they were at work. After a few weeks following the end of my freshman year soccer season, I was bored and decided to make my way up to the school gym. Walking in, I heard loud hip-hop music and saw huge, jacked football players throwing weights around and hyping each other up. The moment I realized where I was and what was going on, all I said to myself was, “I’m in the right place.” It felt like home. I fed off the energy, the hype, the environment. It felt like I was benching 225 lbs just by stepping into the gym with those guys kind of energy.

Lifting weights, bodybuilding, exercise, physical fitness, and mental fitness are truly realms of my life that have helped elevate every other area of my life. Just by being in shape in the United States puts you in the top echelons of elite beings here. Being able to deadlift puts you in the top 3% of the population. Being able to bench press 225 lbs? 1 out of every 1000 people in the population. Being able to squat 405 lbs? 3 out of every 25,000 people. You get where I’m going with this? Eliteness. I craved it. I wanted it, and I loved the way it made me feel.

I've had my privileges along this amazing journey. I've been able to compete in at least 10 bodybuilding shows, run over 10 half marathons, and as far as my coaching career goes, I’ve worked with the best sports and performance coaches in the world. I've learned alongside them. I've trained some of the top athletes the world has to offer and have had the blessings of building a successful business where I get to help everyone from your average Joe to your super mom to your C-Suite executives and everyone in between move better and achieve their fitness goals.

One of the most important lessons I've learned along the way when it comes to fitness and life is that life owes you nothing. There was a period of time in my life when my schedule was so rigorous. I was waking up at 4 AM, traveling at least 90 minutes to work, working 12-15 hour days, getting home around 8-9 PM at night, and then hitting the gym exhausted and beyond tired while preparing for a bodybuilding show. Food prep would be at 11:30 PM, followed by a shower, and then sleep, repeating this routine for days, weeks, months, for years on end. Those moments were a grind, they built character, and they taught me so many small lessons along the way about life. You have to talk yourself up, and a lot of the time, you are going to work your butt off as hard as you can and still not get what you want at the end. That's okay. It’s the journey that really drives the goal, not the destination. Just keep working.

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