Hard work pays off. Five years ago I began working with a young basketball player from Puerto Rico. I’d train Erik Manuel just a few times each year whenever he’d come to Miami but we’d spend an intense amount of time together. He never stopped practicing the drills I’d show him on his own and every year he got better and better. Now he is entering high school in the U.S. at Montverde Academy, the #1 ranked basketball team in the country! This summer after a 20 hour week of individual training with me, there was no doubt in my mind he has what it takes to play anywhere. It’s all about his work ethic and attitude. His grandfather asked me what the best high school was and now Erik is enrolled there! I couldn’t be happier for him!
Sponge knows all about hard work! He lived with me so just imagine what that was like! The official schedule for his WVU Mountaineers was released last week. I can’t wait to see him in action at the highest level in college basketball!
Happy birthday Mom!! My father hosted a surprise birthday party for her. I spoke to her on the phone when she was on her way and she had no idea what was waiting for her. Magda helped my dad with some last second preparations before the big surprise! I’ve never seen my dad so romantic. Don’t worry Lil Ball, I took notes. It was great to see my mom so happy on her birthday!
School is back and I’m filling up my schedule. If you want to hire me for either personal training or basketball training please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s set goals together and crush them! Anything is possible with energy, persistence, and the right coaching.
I did yoga. I dribbled. I partied. The Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon was more than a race. It was a complete weekend experience! They made me feel like a BFD the entire time. The VP invited me on a seaplane tour of Vancouver along with the event director and a fellow ambassador! This was a total surprise and I had no idea where they were taking us until we got to the plane! We saw every angle of their beautiful city. Then came an ambassador picnic. It was great to meet other ambassadors and reunite with some of my friends from the summit. After lunch we took a bike tour of Vancouver. As we rode much of the course I got even more excited about the half marathon! To cap the day off I was one of 600+ yogis practicing together under the sunset! It was breathtaking and flawless! Ambassador Stephen Jones lead us in a fun, relaxing, session to loosen up our bodies before the race.
Lululemon is passionate about the quality and uniqueness of their clothes. At the convention center I bought some exclusive SeaWheeze gear to take back home. I didn’t receive a bib. No one did. Nobody wants to poke holes in their lululemon so instead of bibs, all of the runners had chips to attach to our shoes. On the chip was a picture of the founder, Chip Wilson! A Chip on a chip! The race was went by quickly. When you get to run a 6 mile stretch on the Seawall the time flies. I started with the 2:30 pace group and finished in under 2 hours. I got to mingle with a ton of cool people as I advanced with each dribble. Everyone was having fun and really nice. Many runners were shocked when I dribbled by. After the race I was told that I helped pace people as they kept me in sight through the finish. That made me happy. I was really happy to enjoy a runner’s brunch by Lululemon at the finish line!
The race was one of my favorites and I can’t wait to do it again. Lululemon totally outdid themselves in every facet. Later that evening was the SeaWheeze Sunset Festival. It included food, drinks, the largest yoga class I’ve ever witnessed, a chance to fly on a trapeze, and a concert headlined by Capital Cities! It was cool to see the crowd transform from peaceful yogis to party animals when the band played all the smash hits off their new album. It was amazing!
The things I am passionate about constantly open new doors for me when I pursue them. Why not do what you love? Invest and believe in yourself. The world always needs more happy people. We belong to each other and the best way to contribute to the universe is by being the best we can at what we love. I enjoy fundraising. I’m currently running for a charity called the Chicago Diabetes Project. I’m hosting a spinathon alongside my girlfriend at South Miami’s best spin studio, M-Cycle. It’s going down Friday, September 5th from 4:30-6:30. Cost is $50 each hour. Please sign up and reserve your bike by calling M-Cycle at 305-665-1618. ALL MONEY GOES TO CHARITY! If you can’t attend but still want to support me, please go to: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/mobile/mobilePersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=2501942&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone
Do more of what you love,