EPIPHANY LIFESTYLE ATHLETE
I never lived up to my athletic potential. Even though I was able to do more pullups then anybody in my elementary school or was impossible to catch during flag football. I played soccer at the age of 5 for a season and football when I was 9. Most days after school I would just come home and watch cartoons while eating a TV dinner or go outside and play like most kids did back then. My favorite cartoons were: The Simpsons, Rugrats, Ninja Turtles and few others.
When I was 10 or 11 I was introduced to skateboarding. It became an important and exhilarating part of my life. It became my identity actually. All day I would dream of skating and how I wanted to be a pro. Much like fitness it became my lifestyle. From watching skate videos to magazines, it was my life and I became pretty good considering my age.
The summer before high school I was already smoking cigarettes and entered the “party stage”. I was introduced to drugs and alcohol. That led me down faster than a ski jump. From then on up until 22 years old I was very lost and looked like death. At times I only weighed 110lbs. I went to multiple treatment centers and detox centers with no attainment. When God saw it fit for me, I cleaned up my life the end of 2008 and moved to South Florida. Little did I know I was going to get rocketed into a 4th dimension of existence.
In Florida I made a few friends who became very close. Some of them went to the gym religiously. Them being my motivation, I got tired of being the way I was and I got my gym membership in August of 2009. I signed up at the LA Fitness in Boca. I was so weak that I couldn’t even bench press 135lbs one time. I didn’t let that stop me but motivate me. My whole life changed. Once I started seeing progress in the mirror it fueled me to push harder and harder. I was moved to live a healthier and fit lifestyle. I am now a men’s physique competitor and love what I do. I own a business which can be stressful but rewarding. I try to be a healthy example to my employees through my actions. I am happily married to my beautiful wife Melissa. Her being into fitness is a big part of me staying fit. She pushes me to be the best man I can without even knowing it.
I love to help others and see them succeed. That is why I love being a part of such a great brand like Epiphany Lifestyle. Just by living a certain way I can be an example and inspiration to others. For that I am grateful. God has blessed me beyond belief. I live a life beyond my wildest dreams.