My name is Pierre Dalati and I love working out to feel good physically and mentally… but it wasn’t always that way.
When I was 15 years old I got my first gym membership at the YMCA, and believe it or not I didn’t enjoy going to the gym at all and ended quitting after a few weeks. To me, going to the gym and working out with the same machines was boring (and you might be feeling the same way).
Fast forward a year to the summer of 2017, I’m 16 years old and decided to sign up for a gym membership and give it another go. This time around, I wanted to find motivation so that I stay consistent while working out. For the first 3 weeks, it was hard, I would have to push myself to go to the gym every day and to do my workouts although I didn’t really want to. I knew I couldn’t continue this way and that I’d end up quitting like I did the year before if I didn’t find a solution.
Eventually, I realized that as humans we have the desire to do things that we enjoy… that make us happy. And so I used that same concept towards working out.
One day I saw a guy at my gym doing handstand push-ups, and it clicked! “That’s what I want to do”
That’s when I came across calisthenics and bodyweight training. Being able to take my body’s potential to the next level. Doing handstand push-ups, backflips, etc… that’s the type of athleticism I wanted!
Ever since then, I love working out. I see my body as a vessel that can be upgraded continuously and that has unlimited potential!