Pito from Gator Fitness sat down with ReXist360, and this is what he shared with us:
I started my workout for the first time at the age of 8 years old, and I then realized it would help me tranquilize myself from all the negativity I endured as a child and guide my life in a positive way. When I was in the first grade I dealt with bullies and felt the need to build my strength physically and mentally in order to protect myself. The other children who were also being bullied began to ask me for help. It was a great feeling to help myself and others.
The incredible thing is that I have been lucky enough to be good at anything I have worked hard on; health and fitness have been something I have been focused on for over 15 years. I now have my own brand, my own fitness company and see about 30 clients a week.
My other passion is music, and I am working with my artist, Vylaness. My goal is to get her to be internationally known.
Now that you have worked out with the ReXist360 Resistance Training System, what can you tell us about it?
The ReXist360 Resistance Training System is like a gravity chamber. The resistance bands have your whole body in resisting form that it needs to get out of; this is strength training at its best.
I do a lot of individual body weight training with my clients, and I know that the ReXist360 Resistance Training System will work very well with them. I highly recommend it!
Tell us a little bit about your workout, what do you fuel your body with before a workout? Post workout?
As soon as I wake up I repeat “physical focus mental fitness.” If I feel drained or down I repeat this to myself. As soon as I wake up, I am thinking about what I need to be doing. I am pumping up my brain, strategize about how I will attack that day.
For me, it is very important to stay focused. I am always motivating myself with words and/or music, telling myself how will I get to that next level and following through with those plans. Music is a big part of my workout, because it triggers so many emotions that gives me the ability to push through to the next level.
It is something anyone can do, find your motivation and stick with it. I know music can be a great motivation for many people but find someone you admire and have them be that motivation for you to reach your goal. Once you reach one goal and you feel great about that, you use that to fuel yourself for the next goal and go from there.
How many times a day/week are you training?
365 days a year, 24/7. This is my life.
It sounds like you are very motivated. What tips can you share with our readers that you use to stay motivated?
The greatest advice I can give is that you need to want it as bad as you need to breathe. If you are embarrassed to go to the gym, start at home. I hear from a lot of people that it is tough to go to the gym when they are starting off because mostly everyone there is already fit, but this doesn’t have to be an excuse. There are many household items that you can use to get started — jog in place, lunges, etc. Use furniture to do workouts. When I started I did the same thing, standing pushups against a tall dresser, chairs for dips, anything can be used, you just need to be creative.
If you feel a little motivation to get started, watch something that motivates you. For me it is Bruce Lee — he has been my influence to stay focused on my aspirations. Or listen to music that motivates, something that gets you to want to jump around and get excited. Remember, everything you do can be an exercise.
What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment to date? Can you please tell us a bit about it?
I would have to say being the 2014 Rocc the Barz Worldwide NBXA All-Around Champ. This was my comeback after taking three years off to focus on boxing. I am getting my recognition out there and letting people know that I am still here and still focused.
It sounds like you can really inspire people with your experience and your drive. Is there any advice you can you give someone who is trying to go that extra mile?
Be creative. If you can’t get there alone, find a trainer that will help you, someone who can help push you pass your limits. Someone that can shock your body by challenging it to do things it has never done before.
Something as simple as doing the workout backwards or very slowly… try new things… there is always room for creativity and that is what brings results.
You have done so much already, but it doesn’t sound like you are stopping here. What is next for you?
I want to be the greatest boxer in the UFC and I am working my way to that right now. I also want my artist, Vylaness to get to where she needs to be comfortably and eventually be universally known.
I also would like to prosper with the music industry and have my artist achieve beyond expectations.
Another thing that I want to continue to do is teach health and awareness in the communities. I know how important this was for me so I know how important it can be for others to educate themselves. I want to continue going to more schools and talking to the youth about staying on the right track and doing positive things. I also want to continue working with the elderly and helping them stay on track health-wise.
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