Michael Colón - Resetting and Changing for the Better

Michael has been with us at OSI training at mostly the 5:30am class for almost a year and a half!  His dedication to fitness and OSI is apparent in everything he does.  Because of this show of commitment he is being recognized as our spotlight member this week!!  Congratulations Michael and keep doing you! 14388931_10154551904944704_365299490_n How did you hear about/what made you decide to try OSi?  Tim has been a personal friend of mine for 4 years and I started working out with him at OSI. What was your initial reaction to the OS form of movement/resets?  Skeptical. Seemed too simple to be effective. Have you noticed anything in your everyday life that is easier to do or you are able to do better?  Absolutely. Wrangling 3 kids, lifting heavy objects, balancing on one foot, better posture while sitting for work. What changes in your body/life have you seen since you started participating in OSI? I hurt my back in 2001 and have had problems/ consistent pain ever since. Since joining OSI, my lower back muscles are much stronger and my pain virtually gone. Doing daily resets help keep any pain at bay too. I definitely have more muscle definition in my whole back and arms, and just overall feel better. It’s much easier to get up early in the morning and I can still climb trees like a kid, jump really high walls like a ninja and hang with a 6 and 4 year old. What is your proudest achievement and next big goal at OSI?  Proudest achievement is running a Spartan Super, which was 11.1 miles in Asheville. All I did to prepare was 2 days a week at OSI for 2.5 months and nailed it. No I didn’t run at all on my own, and was still able to finish in the top 40%. I was literally passing and out maneuvering dudes who were twice my size with these huge muscles. They couldn’t carry a bucket of gravel for more than 20 feet without having to put it down and rest. They couldn’t scale 12 foot walls or move across monkey bars without falling. But I didn’t. Not because I’m awesome. But because OSI has given me functional, practical, every day strength like a ninja. Next goal is the Spartan Beast, which is 13 miles on October 29 this year.14348687_10154550049064704_1276459339_n What is something you would say to your first week of OSI self to encourage them? Just because these movements and resets are super elementary and seem too simple doesn’t mean they don’t work. Think about how mobile you were as a kid. Now think about how your mobility is now. Are they different? Worse now that you’re older? It doesn’t have to be that way. Do these movements. Start at your own pace. Keep going and don’t pay attention to those around you. Give it a month, and you will tell a huge difference in your life. Being fit doesn’t mean having glamour muscles. It means being able to move and function with strength the way you were supposed to.   If you are interested in joining us at OSI we have a couple options including; one on one training, group training, and a $29 2 week trial.  For more information about OSI or to register for classes, check out http://www.originalstrengthinstitute.com.

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