Written by Coach Rosario on 21 October 2014.
As I am sitting here in Queenstown, New Zealand in front of a beautiful lake. I can’t help but think how the fitness world has grown intensively. Fitness humanity is a connection that I constantly pursue.
Sometimes I don’t know how to take in all the different experiences, or maybe I do by writing my extensive thoughts. I am consistently thinking and analyzing and want to know the reason behind it all. I sort through all my thoughts constantly to understand why my life is the way it is and how I have been placed in here with these awesome opportunities and doors to different options of the worlds adventures.
Thinking back as far as I can remember I never thought I would be where I am now. I remember when I was very young, all I could think about was how I was going to be able to dunk or touch rim. Now I constantly think about how I can spread the passion for fitness and overall quality of life. What does that even mean? To me it means that maybe I am in certain places at certain times to interact with someone and influence each other to a better life. It is the connection that doesn’t need to be explained and the closeness that something as simple as giving a high five to someone after a workout can do. To me this is fitness humanity.
Between my dad’s disciplinary ways of doing things to almost perfection to my mom’s gentle love but relentless and resilient way of not giving in to life’s challenges, I couldn’t be wired differently to do the best I can or not do it at all. To work hard and to never stop. Is this what success is? To me, it is. I don’t measure success in wealth or fancy materialistic things. I measure success in emerging yourself in a passion, a passion to make a difference in someone’s life. Giving not only pieces of myself, but whole hearted to people where they can accept it how it best suits them and exploit it in their own way with their own abilities to have a domino effect on the next person. Call me crazy, but I truly believe every single person has the ability to start the movement of a better well being. It is about waking up and venturing to be the best version of yourself.
I truly believe I have these doors to go around this orbit and learn from the experiences I encounter with athletes as I attempt to teach and give back what I know. The more I learn the less I know, but in the pursuit of giving back I get to spread health and fitness around the world. The baton was passed on to me sometime during my short life and I want to continue to spread humanity. Fitness humanity, that is.
It is our choice and responsibility to spread fitness humanity and you might be doing it by reading this article and paying it forward to someone you encounter today.
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