Hi Savier! Please tell us about yourself.
Well, I am a husband to an A+ wife, father of 6 and full-time Law Enforcement officer. Aside from lifting things and putting the back down, I love everything sports.
If it were up to me, I would be on TV talking about sports. Its always been a passion of mine. I play all of them as well.
You’ve been Online Fitness Coaching with us since April 2018. What inspired you to work with us?
Well, I was drawn to you through my wife. She had nothing but good things to say about FF. So, why not?
Online Fitness Coaching is a strange concept to some people because they’re under the impression that in order to be successful with your goals you need a coach standing over you in the gym barking orders and counting your reps. Despite the distance between us, I feel that we’ve been a fantastic team. How has this experience been for you? Any tips for those who may be on the fence about working with an online coach?
I have loved every minute of it. It has been not only a life change, but a mindset change. That’s a big thing for me. Changing my mindset was as much a part of this journey as the weight loss.
Do it. Its pretty plain and simple. If you are at the point where you are considering an online fitness coach, to me, it means that you have tried and failed or tried and disliked. If that’s the case, what’s the worst that could happen? Also, ask yourself, what if I love it?
What were a few of your goals when we started training together? Do you feel like you’ve achieved them?
I wanted to me much leaner. I also wanted to me more agile and be able to be more flexible. All of that has been achieved through the fantastic workouts you have come up with. The different exercises and movements have truly been great. Also helps at my job!
I know how much you love leg day! What are a few of your favorite lower body exercises?
ANYTHING GOBLET SQUATS! Those bad boys are amazing. All this time I was under the impression that if you didn’t do BB squats, you weren’t really doing legs. Sheesh, those gobletsssssssssssss.
Landmine deadlifts were also one that I fell in love with. I never did them before I started working with you and now I can’t get enough of them.
Im just starting leg curl 21’s and they hurt. I love pain, so yea, those too.
You’ve lost 25 LB since we started working together and tracking your macros has been a big part of your success. What nutrition advice do you have for someone who is just starting out?
For me, it’s figure our something you absolutely LOVE to eat and don’t compromise that. Simply, work around it.
You can eat what you want, all be it, in moderation. I eat pizza, tacos, chips, ice cream, and anything I want. It’s not the easiest, at times, but trust me, it becomes second nature.
Who or what inspires you?
My wife inspires me. She is a superhero, no joke. I wouldn’t be where I am without Wonder Woman.
What advice do you have for busy parents who want to make their own fitness transformation but struggle to find the time to fit it all in?
Sacrifice (instead of going to bed at 10pm go to bed at 10:30pm – instead of watching that episode of Greys, workout, you know?).
Think outside the box (elevators? nah, stairs – drive to the park? nah, walk) and never find a reason to make an excuse. There is always time to get something done. Prioritizing your health will directly impact, in a positive way, your family. Trust it.
On days when you’re lacking motivation to train and stick to your macros, how do you push through and get it done? In other words, what is your mental game like on tough days?
If it’s the workout, that is when I watch something that gets me in the mood. Youtube is my friend. Macros, I kinda touched on that earlier, find something I LOVE TO EAT. Then work around it.
What new goals do you have planned for 2019, and why are these so important to you?
I want to compete in a physique show, build up my home gym and become a better runner.
All of these things are important to me because they are things that I have on my bucket list. So, I don’t want to let myself down.