Jose Suarez // @josesuarez
A little about Jose:
I am a Colombian native, personal trainer, fitness expert and business owner living in Charlotte, North Carolina. My mission is to empower the community to create sustainable solutions for lasting health, happiness and confidence through fitness. My vision is a world where daily acts of self-care and love are part of daily life. I realized that who I am and where I am is not the result of a series of coincidences or good luck. God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
How have you “found your island“ (i.e. your passion) in life?
I can tell you that I set myself daily goals – short and long term – and even physical goals. You need a purpose to work toward anything. For the past few months, being authentic is creating cross-functional goals relevant to each scope of my life that I am actively working toward. We often compare ourselves to others because of social media influencing our lifestyle. Part of spiritual maturity is caring less and less about what people think about you and more and more about what God thinks about you.
How do you #GetIslandActive (i.e. what's your workout style)?
From yoga to functional fitness and boxing; running to hiking to practicing Gracie Brazilian Jiujtsu.
What is your favorite workout move?
Thrusters and burpees… they always get my heart rate going.
What is your favorite meal to pair with an Island Active?
You can’t go wrong pairing it up during any occasion or meal – from lounging at the pool and snacking on chips and salsa, to a bacon cheeseburger during my cheat meal.
What song motivates you the most to keep pushing through?
From BPM, to Latin, to rap… helping my endorphins.
What advice would you give to those looking to have a more #IslandActive lifestyle?
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone – change begins at the end of your comfort zone.