Tell me a little about yourself and your background?
I was raised in West Seattle by a family with a low-income. Growing up in poverty and in the projects has made me how strong I am today and to fight every day of my life. As I grew older, it was harder for my family to raise me with 3 other siblings to look after, so I ventured off and then was adopted at the age of 17 by my current loving family. They provided stability, enabling me to find my passion in life.
What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy the daily challenges aspect of fitness. One day it can be physically challenging and the next mentally challenging, but I feel a sense of personal fulfillment when I overcome both these challenges. Fitness to me is the fuel I use to live life because I love and enjoy inspiring others to invest into their confidence, beliefs, and health.
How long have you been into fitness?
I’ve been into fitness about 3 years total. I started lifting back in 2012 but then had a knee surgery which took a year to recover and then continued 2014-2017.
How did you get into fitness?
I lifted for the first time back in 2012 and I remember walking out the gym feeling mentally, physically, and emotionally drained but also a true sense of accomplishment. From that day forward, I told myself I will never stop.
What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?
After my patella surgery and I couldn’t walk for a year. I remember every day, for 365 days straight, I told myself that when I get back on my feet I will grind as hard as I can to prove to myself I can achieve any physique I want.
How has fitness impacted your life?
Fitness is my life. As crazy as it may sound I eat, sleep, think, live, and breathe fitness. All my friends are involved and I can’t stop thinking about my macros every time I pick up something to eat. It has pushed me mentally to the extreme and now after placing in finals for my first men’s physique competition, I want to earn my IFBB PRO card.
What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?
“Grind To Be Legendary”. In addition, follow me. From a kid in poverty, adopted, knee surgery, to placing finals in men’s physique, I share my whole journey on my page and leave not a single detail out. I personally live to inspire others.
2x Nationally Qualified Competitor
Founder of L.P.M. (LegendaryPhysiqueMovement.com)