Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Achieving goals with an Active approach

Meet Jay Limas, aka Active Jay, the owner and trainer of Active Sport & Fitness:

I met Jay a couple of years ago when I ran my first Ragnar Relay in Los Angeles. Together with 12 other runners, most whom I had never met before, we ran approximately 200 miles through LA County. Our team, Tacos and Hot Dogs Coming from Behind, trained in the months before the race with Jay as our guide. Besides his helpful tips throughout training, Jay was a source of energy and encouragement throughout our adventure. As I have gotten to know Jay more, I have learned that his active attitude carries through in everything else he attempts.

Active Sport & Fitness, located in Walnut, CA, is a full-functional facility where one can find Jay training clients before most people (like me!) have roused from their beds. Jay trains individuals young and more mature, some with injuries and others with a range of athletic and diet goals. For this video, Jay's clients were excited to speak on his behalf, voicing their commitment to him, born from Jay's unwavering dedication to help them reach their goals.

Jay is very dedicated to his business as well, passionate about creating a series of videos to show that living a healthy lifestyle is something we should all aim to achieve. He hopes to encourage people to not just visit the gym or follow a diet regime, but to be active. Jay seems to be participating in something active on a weekly basis! Sometimes it's a10k with the Active Sports & Fitness family, sometimes it's a triathalon!

I believe that Jay's active philosophy is one that can help people to achieve any type of goal--fitness related or not. It's not enough to consult with an expert, or create a strict training schedule to reach your goals. Those are important first steps, but a pro-active approach must also be adopted in order to get you to the finish line. Move forward each day, put one foot in front of the other, push yourself to a new limit, rep by rep, step by step.

And like a race, each journey will involve steep climbs, rocky terrain, and strong competition on all sides. That's why we all need cheerleaders- teammates who will pass us water for replenishment and give us feedback so we can improve.

With that, I'd like to say thank you to Jay for asking me to be a part of this project. I was inspired by his vision and glad to be on his team. I hope you enjoy the video and leave me feedback!


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