Fitness Fridays: Training

Friday, March 22, 2013

Last week, I mentioned that I started working out with a trainer, Timothy Torres (shown above), a self-claimed "health freak" and "supplement fanatic". He's also an old friend so it was cool that he agreed to train me too. We started out with basic exercises - jumping jacks, lunges, and (oh, my favorite - note the sarcasm), suicides. Suicides were what I used to do when I played tennis in high school. For those who don't know, it's when you use the lines on the court and you start from the base line, go to the closest next line, touch, and run back to the base line and touch. You continue with the following lines until you reach the other base line at the other end of the court.

We worked out in a basketball court so it was a little different from the tennis courts that I'm used to. He definitely pushed me with motivation and it was a great first work out with him. It was mostly a leg exercise so I definitely felt the soreness for the following couple of days, but it's also a satisfying feeling.

Just a little bit more on my trainer, here's some details about him (mostly paraphrasing):
When did you start training? To get fit, I started in 2008. I started with wrestling, jiujitsu, and martial arts. I started weight training a little after that since I was competing. Competitors are twice as strong and to keep up I wanted to weight train. I started training people last year in 2011, around summer time. It started out training a couple of my friends and from there, people have referred me.

What made you get into it? I was fat, so I wanted to be fit and raise my confidence up. When you feel good, you look good. I recently became interested in being healthy internally and I'm into learning and taking vitamins, supplements, and nutrients.

What are some tips for someone who is starting to work out and have a healthier fitness lifestyle? I would say start with basic exercises and read up on the latest weight trends. Eat lots of proteins and fibers and no sugary foods. Take personal responsibility and actually start by doing, not by saying. Start off hard at the gym or anywhere you can, even if you might not know what you're doing, just try your best and change your diet immediately.

What are you interested in besides training? Brazilian jiujitsu. I used to compete and I'm actually going to start again so soon, I'll be training everyday to compete. I like to find out the latest ways to build muscle tissues in the least/fastest time. If you walk into my house, you'll see bananas, oranges, vitamins, supplements, and even posters of Brazilian jiujitsu.

I'll be training with him when I can, and I'll be taking a kick boxing class this weekend which I'll probably post about next week! If you'd like to link up to Fitness Fridays, see the widget below! xo

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Tiffany Kadani said...

He makes me want to get a trainer and eat healthier. I want results!

Harija said...

great post and very inspiring =)

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Really inspiring. I loved reading the feature on him. Kickboxing is fun, I loved doing that. enjoy yourself. xx/Madison

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This is very inspiring. He sounds like an amazing person. I wish I had just an ounce of his motivation....

J. said...

Ugh...guess I need to get my butt to the gym
Great post, great interview!


I agree, I wish I had his motivation!!


Josie said...

I really, really want to try a couple of sessions with a personal trainer. I think it would totally help with motivation.
xo Josie

becks said...

great inspiration for me to get up and do some exercise :)

Kim said...

I just love that picture of the guy flying over the water at the beach:) thats how i feel when i have my little jog/walk on the beach.. i just feel so good hearing the waves pounding and surging up to swallow me if i don't get out of the way...tonight m gonna bring my cat ;p

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog written about your experience with me as a trainer. I truly try to inspire and motivate all for their well being and not just my own. Learn to appreciate your body and your health, peace, love and muscles. Yours truly, the guy written in this article. Timothy Torres, Personal Trainer, Weight Management Coach, and Martial Artist. follow me on twitter @Romeoxbaby :)

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