Fitness has been an important part of my life ever since I was a young kid. Of course, at that point in time, fitness was called playing. I had an unhealthy obsession with climbing everything, I would be on monkey bars until my hands were raw. I remember my mom telling me stories of having to sneak into my room in the middle of the night as I slept so that she could apply lotion to my palms. To me though, this part of life was all about enjoyment, doing active things simply because it was what I wanted to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I was a typical kid in all other fashions. I loved junk foods, and video games, and watching TV just as much as all the other kids, I just got ultra active the moment the opportunity arose.
This carried on as a grew up, and I started to get into sports. I was fortunate enough to have parents who were pretty well off, and get me into any sport that I even put a passing interest into. From hockey, to swimming, gymnastics to soccer and back again. This fueled even more of a desire for activity in me. Looking back from this point in my life to that one, I couldn’t imagine having as much energy now as I did then. In a single day I would go through most of the activities that tales me two weeks to do now, but the exuberance of youth I suppose.
When I got into college on a football scholarship, I began to look at the side of life and vitality that isn’t covered by a lot of traditional means. Meaning that I went into sports science and kinesiology, in an attempt to find out more about the human body, it’s needs and how to get more out of it. It was at this point that I suffered a pretty bad injury to my knee which cut my football career short, but also allowed me to put more time and focus into the academic side of my participation in school. I went on to finish top of my class, because I’m competitive no matter what, and was back into doing less intensive sports.
When I got out of college, still needing a sport of some sort to keep my body occupied, I began to train in martial arts, eventually falling into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have been in that particular martial art now for just over a decade, and absolutely love it. I have the capability to stick with it for as long as my body will allow, which is the current focus I have. At this point as well, I began working with a start up supplement company, bringing my expertise to their product. From the point it was first launched, it is one of the nation’s highest selling products, and through being on the ground floor, I made a tidy profit on it.