No Fitness Shortcuts Here

Training at Fit911 Studio

Every day we are  bombarded with shortcuts you can take to lose weight, gain muscle, get abs, and look skinnier. The list of scams is infinite and we keep spending  our money when the answer is  getting active and striving to live a better lifestyle.

I have always attempted to live a healthier lifestyle. One of my first attempts was when I was 17 years old and I visited the local GNC for the first time to buy a body building supplement named Cybergenics. I remember it had a very strict diet that I followed for months. This was a real challenge while living in my parent’s house where both are awesome cooks and normally prepared very unhealthy but delicious food options. My dad and mom supported me and prepared my meals on the side so I could follow my diet but they were not as tasty as dad’s usual culinary creations.

In 2006 I became vegetarian and in 2011 I made a stricter commitment by becoming vegan (meaning I don’t consume any animal products).

I was eating a lot healthier than many other people but I was slacking on the exercise part. I was running but lacked the  knowledge on how to get my body to slim down, add muscle, and feel better. I realized that I needed to work with a personal trainer again.

That is when I decided to start working with Andres Vasquez a local celebrity personal trainer at his new fitness studio Fit911.

A Unique Fitness Studio

After many years of Andres working as a personal trainer at other gyms, he set up his own shop and at his own place where he could create a unique customer experience.

Ten months later, I have to say I have changed my appearance, changed our family’s eating habits by consuming less fattening vegan options, made some really cool friends, and even landed a sweet business deal.

Me in January

Andres is a Connector

My personal trainer Andres is not only an expert at fitness, he knows how to connect many dots to make sure you reach your goals.

From changing someone’s behaviors, to helping them understand why nutrition is important, he keeps them motivated throughout the program. Andres also has a unique personality where his humor and energy make it easy for others to want to come back again for more (even when it can seem extremely challenging).

When people start feeling and seeing the results like I have in the past few months, it really makes you grateful to have such an experienced fitness coach and trainer on your side.

Personally, I really enjoy the results and the opportunity to work with Andres. He helped transform my body into a healthier and lighter version; hopefully I helped him with improving his online presence by doing a website re-design and coaching him on how to tell his story online and offline.

Andres has many more projects to come some of them family oriented to fitness. I can’t wait to see how they take off and I want to be a part of it.  As you see in the picture and video below, my 2 ½ year old toddler goes with me to the gym where even she burns some energy.

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PS: Andres is celebrating his Birthday weekend today so feel free to tweet him a birthday wish or leave a message on Fit911 Studio’s Facebook Like Page.


  1. Prometeo on August 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Looking good bro. Hard work and discipline. Those are the clues for building a better, healthier body. And they apply to other areas of life as well.

    Adelante y éxito.

    • Raul Colon on August 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Thanks @Prometeopr:disqus I really think that there is no work around discipline and putting in the effort. 🙂