George Castro, the former professional MMA fighter and current trainer at Alliance MMA joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio program this past Sunday, April 28, 2013 to talk about his new ventures into promoting health and fitness.
Though Castro is known throughout the MMA world, he stressed that the Alliance gym has grown to a much wider range of people, even making note that a lot of clients whom he trains do not know a thing about mixed martial arts.
“I train anywhere from six year olds all the way up to 60, 65 year old people and I think it’s great man,” Castro began. “I wish everybody would get in the gym and get a workout in; might not have to be 2-3 times a day, six days a week, but once a day for an hour and stick to a healthy eating program can make a big difference in everybody’s health, you know?
“I’ve heard it over time and time again, how many- not only just women, any age women, any age men are intimidated to walk into a gym similar to ours. We really want people to understand and know that despite [Alliance] being one of the top 3-5 gyms in the world for MMA, we do focus on fitness and having a healthy lifestyle.”
In promoting the upcoming weight training and nutritional seminar at Alliance MMA from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. this upcoming Saturday, May 4, Castro said that he’d hoped those the people who want to make positive changes in their lives, diet and workouts but lack the proper knowledge to do so correctly, would come out.
“Those are the people that I hope that do come to the seminar, because obviously they want to get in shape, they want to be healthier, they just don’t have the right direction. So hopefully between [the three coaches] that day on Saturday we can give some people an insight on how to lift, what to eat, when to eat” Castro said of coach David Nunez and Elle Foxx Delallo who will be joining him for the seminar.
The people who want to change, but can’t do it the right way are those whom Castro wants to help most. In addition, he mentions people who believe that eating far less than you should (between 1200-1300 calories per day) are starving themselves and depriving their bodies of the essential nutrients needed to boost their metabolism through eating several small meals daily.
“I think the biggest thing that women do wrong, and I don’t want to pick on women, but women seem to feel that the less they eat the skinnier, the healthier they’re going to be and that’s wrong. That goes for male and female. It’s funny the way your body works; if you eat every two hours, your metabolism will speed up. It might be hard in the beginning because you’re not hungry, but your body will get used to it.”
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