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Friday, November 30, 2012

Interview with Fitness Professinoal Antonio Carlos Rowe

Q. What motivated you to take your training in the direction you have chosen.
A. I was very small growing up....nickname was "Bones". i got tired of being the smallest. When I started playing competitive basketball at 12 years old, I knew I had to get 16 i was in the gym training and I grew quickly. Playing a competitive sport like basketball started me on the path...never looked back.

Q: What is your background that applies to fitness.

A. My background in Basketball and athletics is responsible form involvement in fitness. Growing up in the Caribbean in the 70s and early 80s without all the technology young people now have, most of spent all of our time outdoors, running riding swimming...all year around.

Q: Many find it hard to live life, work etc whlie keeping on a regular exercise program and proper diet what makes you successful in this endeavor?

A. In order to maintain the balanced lifestyle requires discipline. I am a coastal engineer and project manager by training, so being organized and disciplined is a necessity for my profession. I have just translated that to a healthy lifestyle which includes training nutrition and rest. Once I started seeing the benefits it became easy.

Q: How did you get into fitness modeling?

A. I used to model costumes for our local carnival (Crop Over). Once people saw the photos fitness modeling followed.

Q: You have been working out steady and strong for a few years now, what is your favorite exercise and why?

A. I have been working out since I was 16.... So it is 31 years. All leg exercises are my favourites, however I have had to remove squats as I damaged L5 disc in my back.

Q: Eating clean can be difficult; do you have a favorite clean meal? Add a recipe and pics if you have.
A. Tuna. Straight out of the can is my favorite clean meal

Q: What tips can you give others which can help them stay meal organized and keep up a training schedule?

 A. To stay meal organized and maintain a training schedule I would offer the following advice; set small achievable goals, track your progress, and be consistent. Rome was not built in a day....achievement of the small goals will keep you motivated....and make sure you have a good support system (friends and family) to keep encouraging you.

Q: Once you have accomplished so many of your fitness goals, what happens then, what are you future fitness aspirations?
A. My future aspirations are just to continue living a fit, healthy lifestyle and hopefully inspire others to do so. Unfortunately with the damaged disc in my spine there is little chance of me taking part in any competitive endeavours. I would like to complete a triathlon.


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