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noLove finds its Qi…

my newest route in life has taken me towards promoting health… i have been working at a gym called Qi and doing some personal training as well… it is a refreshing feeling to not only be able to help people achieve their goals, but also work for a smaller company that is focused on their primary goal, promoting healthy lifestyles… i have worked quite a few jobs where the purpose of the company is to make money in any way, shape, or form… so being able to focus on what my primary job(goal) is at Qi has been much easier and fulfilling…

throughout my life, i have worked out (primarily lifting weights)… i became fed up with just lifting weights as a workout… i felt as if i hit a plateau and could not progress past that point… i gave it up for about a year and a half… i had a ton of muscle atrophy when i stopped and got injured a few times while shredding… i thought i could recover with no problem… i kept skating and let time do its thing… well, this didn’t work either… my shoulders (sockets) were completely shredded and weak, popping out whenever possible… this is when i realized that skateboarding cannot be my only form of exercise if i want to be able to skateboard for a long time…

then it all hit me at once (like a shit-ton of bricks!)! i want to fix myself and others! i dedicated my time to becoming a personal trainer… i used to work out at Qi, so i hit up my friend that still worked there (Carrie)… before i knew it, i was working the front desk… i had (and still have) my eyes open to everything going on all the time… i never paid attention to the other things that were going on at Qi when i was working out there… i would just show up, do my thing, and leave as quickly as possible in order to rest a bit before i went to skateboard… being closed off to what was available to me was a huge mistake…

my perspective of working out has changed drastically since realizing that lifting weights isn’t the only way to “work out”… technically, skateboarding is working out… so, if that is true then what else is considered “working out”? yoga, gymnastics, running, cycling, boxing, etc… what do all of these things have in common? movement… simple and complex movements… just like skateboarding! you don’t need to lift a ton of weight to be a good skateboarder… you need to have complete control of your body… personal/inner strength (and also have a few screws loose in the dome too)… why didn’t i realize this before? damn…

since changing my ways, i have become more open to new ways of moving… i was pretty set on the fact that skateboarding pushes your mind and body further than most anything else… but since i have tried other forms of “working out” or movements at Qi, i understand what i have been missing/lacking from my life… although skateboarding will always be the most difficult thing i have ever committed to in my life, there are other forms of creative expression out there that will fulfill my energy expulsion needs… but skateboarding cannot heal your physical wounds… having an open mind to try gymnastics with Orench Lagman has put me on a path towards healing and infinite shredding…

i have realized i will do anything to keep in shape to skateboard forever… you will realize that soon too (whatever your passion may be)…

i have found my qi in skateboarding and Qi Denver…

peace and noLove…

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