Growing up my life was surrounded by fitness both directly and indirectly. Going to the farm with my mother at a very early age and helping her to farm was part of my daily routine. On top of that, my days were filled with unplanned physical activities with my community friends. We would play cricket, take a break for lunch, and went back to playing some other sport. Nothing would be able to keep us from running around all day. Our main priority was sports.
My interest in physicality began as early as 16. I joined a gym, found a workout partner who was as dedicated as I was, and we started lifting every day. Our gains were starting to become massive. My confidence skyrocketed and I found love for my own body and mind.
Immediately after high school I started modeling. I entered the male face of Jamaica competition and I surprisingly won. Right after winning, I won the male face of the Caribbean. Winning those competitions made me realize it wasn't only my face but my physical attributes as well that lead to win first place. I then came to America to pursue a modeling career, which turned out to be a successful one.
After a few years of modeling, I hit a point where I started thinking about my upbringing and the person I had become. I could only think about the human body, physical movement, sports and my care for helping others. That is when I decided that health and fitness could be the cornerstone of my life. I called a friend who was in the fitness industry and I asked him about the business and what I would need to do to get started. The very next day, I began studying for my certification. I passed, called up a local gym, got an interview, and was hired on the spot.
Once I started training and learning, my passion for health and fitness only continued to grow. I realized how society had been plagued with poor movement quality, injuries, and stiffness to the human body. I feel that I have a strong responsibility to do whatever I can to help as many people as possible. The more health and fitness misconceptions I read about, or unsafe training I witness in the gym, the more I want to do to make our society more conscious of their health and fitness lifestyle. This is why I have invested my time and dedicated my life to the fitness industry. We are living in a sedentary society that needs to be more aware of the implications of not caring about their health and fitness. Focusing more on health and fitness is the key to living longer, moving better, and performing to the best of our ability at work and in life.
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