In our new ambassadors’ blog series, we’ll introduce you to the awesome people who taste the adventure every day! Our first trailblazer is Gabe, a Hawaii-based personal trainer who is always chasing new adventures and incorporates the great outdoors into his daily life.
My name is Gabe and I live in Hawaii! Growing up, I didn’t have the healthiest childhood. So, naturally, as an adult I have learned to prioritize my health. This mindset eventually led me to gain knowledge and skills in medical, psychological and emotional areas of my life. I currently work as a personal trainer but I have dreams of running my own company that involve holistic health.
Adventure is where curiosity meets movement. For me, it doesn’t always matter where I go, what I do or who I am with. What matters is what I discover along the way and who I am when I return home.
I love the ocean. I grew up with one foot on the sand and the other in the water, it was hard to get me out of the water. Whether I’m deep sea fishing with family, paddling an outrigger canoe, or surfing with friends, the ocean has always made me feel safe and at home.
I was able to study in Shanghai, China for a whole semester through a study abroad program I attended in my community college. I took every opportunity I could to go out and explore the city and the neighboring districts while I was there. I became so used to the city and the culture that I could communicate and navigate around the entire city. I became so familiar with it that I can close my eyes and still imagine walking through the district from the transit station to my dorm room. It’s one of my favorite memories.
I work as a personal trainer and I am constantly talking with my clients on how important nutrition is and how it is common to under eat when trying to lose weight. I have a strict diet and I try to consume at least 200 grams of protein in my diet every day. Kalahari is one of my favorite snacks because not only does it taste amazing but it has a good amount of protein and the ingredients are clean! The Kalahari snacks save me at work when I am back to back with clients and need a quick protein snack and I don’t want to consume protein shakes.
My main goals for the year were to fix my finances that were affected by the pandemic and put myself out there more and model/partner with companies or brands that I resonate with. My smaller goals set for the year are to acquire 2 more health certifications for my job and to wake up before the sun every day. So far, so good!
Kayaking or Hiking
Skiing or Snowboarding
Mountains or Beach
Biltong or Crisps
Winter or Summer
Camping or Glamping
Surfing or Paddle Boarding
Cycling or Running
Beer or Wine
Explore Alone or Adventure Buddy
Cardio or Strength Training