First, thank you all for all of your support over the years. Today I am so excited to share something I have been working very hard on! For years I have wanted to create a platform to help encourage and motivate others to invest in themselves. A place to encourage self development within oneself. A safe place to develop unity and personal growth. In recent times, we’ve seen a lot of hate and division. It has inspired me to reach a goal of mine, which is to develop and maintain a personal blog focused on improving your life. A blog dedicated to personal growth, health, wellness, fitness, and civil rights. I am not claiming to be an expert, however, I am incredibly passionate about these things as they have changed my life drastically. I’ll share my stories and my life experiences; It be real, at times brutally honest, and educational.
My motivation is to help others find the inspiration and knowledge to improve all aspects of their life. I firmly believe once we invest in ourselves, then we can help others around us. If this blog helps motivate just one person, then it was worth it to me.
So join me on this mission in finding what life’s all about: love, health, unity, and happiness!
An Excerpt from “My Challenge to You: Be Present!”
Life comes at us quick. From endless work schedules that drain us of our time, to eventful weekends with friends that never seem long enough, or family vacations that end in a flash. Life happens quick, fast, and if you’re not paying attention it will pass by before our eyes. We need to slow down and take time to appreciate everything around us. From our friends and loved ones, to the little gifts life presents us. Without conscious acknowledgement of time, we can often take our life for granted and see it slip by faster than we anticipated. Things have become even worse with technology and cell phones. We spend the majority of our time glued to our screens, that we miss the beauty life showcases around us.
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Michael Vail by Shaun Vadella
“The best way to achieve the greatest satisfaction out of life, is to live and breathe with intention in all we do.” -Michael Vail
Introducing Michael Vail
I’d like to introduce you to Michael Vail. Michael currently resides in Los Angeles where he works as a personal trainer.
First things first, let’s get some basics out of the way. What are your stats? What is your hometown? Where do you currently reside?
I’m 31, 5’10” 140lbs with Brown Hair & Light Brown Eyes. Born in South Carolina but moved to Corpus Christi, Texas at young age so I claim Corpus as my hometown. Currently I am living my life in Sunny Los Angeles.
When did you first find interest in fitness? How often do you hit the gym?
I first found interest in fitness in college. I took weightlifting one semester and started going to the gym regularly. I’ve always had a lanky/skinny body so when I experienced the results from working out I knew I was into it. I didn’t fall in love with fitness until I started taking group classes like yoga and cycling. I would probably go to 2 or 3 classes a week. There is truly something special about sharing space and moving with other people.
You have a fantastic body! What is your #1 exercise routine that most impacts the results you achieve?
WOW Thanks! I love to combine Strength and Cardio. A blend of weights and plyometrics, changing up the speed of movement, range of movement and plane of movement…keeping my body on its toes…sometimes literally. With that said, I’m definitely a believer in doing the most. I love to take all types of classes and stay active outside of fitness like rock climbing (indoors), hiking and dancing.
Physically, what do you like most about your body? What would you say is your least favorite aspect of your body?
I’m thankful mostly for my skin. I was gifted with smooth skin that tans easily. I’m half Filipino so I can get pretty dark pretty quick but I never forget to moisturize. What I’m most self-conscious about is how skinny I might look. Which sounds silly but being in the fitness world I’m constantly compared to guys who are usually a lot bigger than me. I love my body and have never felt more confident in my skin than I do now.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Yes! I eat all day every day. I have a metabolism of a hummingbird and have a love for all kinds of food. My anti-talent is that I cannot float. I just sink to the bottom.
Describe your personality in 3 words.
Energetic, Positive, Open-Minded
Besides the gym, where would our readers likely find you in your free time?
You can find me in West Hollywood. I love a good pool moment at The Standard and parties around town. If it’s a regular Saturday night you can find me on some dance floor somewhere in WeHo.
- US city: Los Angeles
- Country to visit: Thailand
- Singer/Band: Dua Lipa
- Underwear Designer: Marco Marco
- Clothing Designer: I’m not big into fashion and usually steer away from something with a label or logo on it. I love all facets of fashion from the art, to the creation, to the runway but for myself I prefer a simple
- Retail Store: Target haha! Really though, they have everything I need.
What is the one issue that could make you a political activist?
I feel like I’m already as active as I want to be with politics at the moment. But I know there will be a moment somewhere down the line where I will have to speak up.
How can our readers find you on social media and the internet?
I’m most active on instagram right now @michaelvailfit. Currently working on my website MICHAELVAILFIT.COM which will offer workouts, videos, private trainings, recipes and everything else that I am up to.