Michael Vazquez is a sponsored athlete, fitness model, breakdancer, and online coach based in Inglewood, California. Michael was someone who endured difficult times in the beginning of his fitness journey. But eventually, Michael rose above his life’s difficulties to became a success.
During his childhood, a lack of a father figure led to self-confidence issues in Michael’s early life. During this time, he had little to no motivation for fitness, where he turned alcohol in order to mask his pain. After many endless nights partying, Michael soon realized things needed to change when became a father – a turning point in his life had now been reached.
Michael pushed himself further than he had ever gone before, to become the role model that his son deserved. He strived to become the best possible version of himself, ensuring a successful future for not only himself, but also his family.
How did you get started in fitness and Team Performix?
I got started in fitness six years ago. I wanted to have more energy for my newborn son. After a year of training, I fell in love with it and tried Performix and loved that their message was the same as how I lived my life. In fitness and in life, we crush it.
How are you driven in fitness and in life?
I am a father. I am an athlete. I’m a friend and son. In every title I carry out the same attitude. I am driven and put 100% in it.
What advice can you give to our fans who are just starting out or looking to get back to the gym?
Write out a to-do list. Each week I write out a list of things I need to get done in order to come closer to my goals. Writing things down can be a very effective way to start and keep going.
If you had to pick only 3 exercises what would they be and why?
Pushups, squats and kettlebell swings. I love these three because they not only help you stay shredded year-round but they are great functional movements to help increase athleticism.