Danny Laurencio: My fitness motto is that you train to progress into excellence. Train + Progress = Excellence.

1. Introduce yourself(tell about yourself & who you are)

 Hiii! My name is Danny Laurencio, and I am turning 23 this upcoming September 2022. I am a first generation university graduate in Cultural Psychology. Through a lot of my experiences, everyone has commented and agreed that I am the man of the people. I love culture, and I always will be a person of culture. I love learning about every individual I come across because everyone’s story is unique and personal and because of that, I adapt to many types of situations and environments that I am in.

2. What inspired you to be a fitness coach and how has your experience been?

That’s funny because I answered this question to many of my clients that have asked me and even my friends, and what inspired me is the people that I engage with. I work as a Member Service Representative at a gym and a Sales Associate at GNC, and I have been an intern for my university in the International Education Department and everyone’s fitness journey is all different, and they have inspired me to help others in their fitness journey. I love to see progress in people, mentally and physically. We all know that fitness is a type of therapy, and it is what type of fitness (yoga, bodybuilding, any sport, etc.) you do that can help you be who you truly are and bring out your full potential as a person. Therefore, being a fitness and lifestyle coach, it is the training and the progress that I love to see within others because people show their excellence in the end. The experience that I have gained, even if I am just giving advice to people who ask me things, is highly rewarding.

3. What are some goals in life you are wanting to complete with your career?

Being a fitness and lifestyle coach is a side job to me. The real career of wanting to be an International Program Coordinator in a university is what I truly want. This position will allow me to meet other university students from across the world like Korea, Japan, Philippines, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, etc. As I have stated before, I am a cultured man of the people and with being a fitness and lifestyle coach as well, I will be able to spread the knowledge I know to the people I meet and what makes me extremely happy is what they do with that knowledge that will help them mentally and physically in the long run.  A huge goal in mind is being an inspiration to the people I train and meet. And even being a sprinkle of inspiration to the people I meet and talk to for a couple of minutes in the gym and even to the people I walk by (nonverbally).

4. What is your backstory of your start in the fitness industry? 

It all started with my dad. He trained me since I was 12 years old, and I was an all around athlete from playing football, to basketball, to cross country, to track and field, to even joining a volleyball club, and many more. I never really embraced my bodybuilding physique until March 2022, and from now, I am loving every single moment of it. My dad is extremely excited and happy for me in what I am achieving so far with myself. The only approval I want is from my father, and that’s it. He has done it all, and he will always be my number one and favorite trainer.

5. What is a positive message you’d like to give people around the world that are struggling to work out weekly?

Focus on the process and let the results come and shock you. My fitness motto is that you train to progress into excellence. Train + Progress = Excellence. That’s the formula in order to be successful in and outside the gym; one without the other will not help you be excellent. Just know that when your “I should” turns into “I must”, then you know you have made it. Let that motivation get you started and make it into a habit, which keeps you going. Peace and Love!

6. What are some mental struggles you went through in life, and how did you overcome it? 

 I don’t even know where to start with this one. I have gone through so many, but I know I was at my lowest point in 2020-2021. I was very on and off in the gym, ate like crap, and I just did not care about what came next in my life. However, I changed my mindset about the gym and in my diet, and I saw changes, huge changes in everything that I did. My confidence has boosted a lot in the past few months when I started to take my fitness journey really serious and just became a habit. The gym has helped me overcome a lot of things in life and has made me a better person, not only to myself but to others around me.

7. How would you like to make an impact more with your career?

 I want to be able to reach every corner of t'[he world with my fitness & lifestyle coaching and training. I want to connect with more people and help better my fitness journey along with this career of being an International Program Coordinator and being a fitness coach on the side. I want to be able to see all of my clients reach their goals in life while being in a healthy and fit lifestyle.

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