Meet "Fitness Junkie" Daniel

Posted on February 27, 2018  |   interview / Tamaya Rodzy    |       health & fitness

We had the opportunity to meet with Daniel and interview him! We absolutely love his energy and passion about fitness, absolutely contagious! This is what he shared with us. 

Tell us a little about yourself?

I am originally from Cuba and I moved to Miami about 10years ago. I am a personal trainer freelancing, and the founder of “fittest-wheels.” Call me Daniel.


How did you get into fitness?

As a kid, I dreamed of opening my own gym in East Havana. I always practiced sports (soccer, baseball, karate), and I joined my first gym when I was 14. It wasn’t fancy—a few noisy machines and loads of rusty dumbbells. But even then, the entire world of fitness fascinated me. It takes time to understand this is much more than cardio and weight-lifting. It’s a lifestyle!

When and How did you decide to become a trainer?

I founded “fittest-wheels” last year. I needed a change in my life. Previous jobs didn’t provoke enough interest in me as to feel passionate. I wanted to love my job, for a change. Therefore, I got my Personal Trainer Certificate, and I took it as an opportunity to create something, to become an entrepreneur.

What is the best part about what you do?

I see people win the day, everyday. They can do more than they think possible. I’m around to push them forward. But they’re always the hardest worker in the room. Seeing them succeed makes me happy; that’s the best part.


What is your training style?

I’d call it a lifestyle rather than a training style. Healthy eating habits and good sleeping hours are as important to stay fit as working out. In the fitness area, however, I do what they call high-intensity training routines. Short, bittersweet, and demanding. That’s how I like them! I think active resting a positive impact in work-outs. Also, my routines focus on functional training exercises. That means I work to prepare my customer’s muscles

for daily tasks, stimulating common movements they might do at home or playing sports. While strengthening upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises increase core stability.

Where is your favorite place to workout?

Anywhere outdoors.

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Any tips you’d like to share?

Sacrificing too much doesn’t work in the long run. I always recommend to find a plan that suits you, and I work with my customers to ensure they are happy with their routine. Eating healthy and working out is always a priority. Work patiently, but push yourself everyday.


If you were to give an advice to your little sister/brother about fitness and your life’s perspective, what would it be?

To pursue their passions.

What is your motto?

A healthy mind in a healthy body.

Where can we find you?

My Instagram is @fittestwheels. I will be on other platforms soon.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Look up my D-Day (day of dumbbells) program for a detailed list and demonstrations of full body workouts with two dumbbells only.

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