Fitbody Boot Camp About Owner

About Emmanuel Martinez

Hi! My name is Emmanuel Martinez.

I have been passionate about health and fitness for nearly 20 years. I first fell in love with it when I was a freshman in high school. As if being a freshman wasn’t tough already, we were also in the process of growing into our bodies. This caused me to lack confidence and have low self-esteem. Exercising with my classmates was tough! Everyone else seemed to be way ahead of me. They were able to outlift, outrun, outperform me. Flat out embarrassing! I learned early on that I couldn’t compare myself to other classmates. Everyone is different and on their own journey. I realized my biggest competition was me, not the guy next to me. This moment allowed me to set a standard for myself to be better today than I was yesterday, be better tomorrow than I was today. I knew my fitness goal was to commit to exercising consistently during school and at home doing push-ups, sit-ups, and curls with the little weight I had. Whatever it takes! Results weren’t quick, but there were no shortcuts to take. The first realization of “gains” was when I was flexing in the mirror, just like any other teenage boy, and I noticed a slight bump in my arm. Dare I say, I think I have a bicep! I quickly ran to show my brother my astonishing discovery. That fueled my fire! In life, I take pride in working for what I have, including my fitness level. It makes the struggle worthwhile because you can always look back from where you came from and what you overcame to get where you are.

Results are attainable with the right mindset and determination – no secrets, no shortcuts, no excuses – just hard work. Regardless of my work schedule or travel, I commit to 5 days a week. If I miss one, I find a way to make up for it. It became critical to make it a part of my lifestyle, like brushing my teeth, eating meals, or taking showers. Discipline is more important than motivation. Discipline is what keeps me going day in and day out when I don’t want to work out or when I want to sleep in. Discipline also applies to my eating habits. Why throw away a good workout to only eat bad food after. Motivation comes and goes with inconsistency. It’s tough to have a foundation based on motivation alone.

Over time, I became more confident, gained strength physically and mentally. Clothes started to fit better. This was far from a social construct of fitness. My journey was mine to create and achieve toward, and your journey should be your own as well. I want to help others realize that fitness isn’t about looks. There’s so much more to it than looking good, such as the long-term effects of a healthy lifestyle. I want to help people be more active to keep up with the kids, have higher energy levels, and improve mental health. I want to help you create and drive toward your own health journey and realize it’s not what someone tells you it is, it’s what you tell yourself. I want to be a support system to achieve your health and fitness goals. I want to help you have the feeling of accomplishment every time like I do. This was my drive to start my next chapter in life: opening my own gym, Fit Body Boot Camp, where our vision is to change lives.

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