Ever since I can remember, I have always had a passion for health and fitness. To be able to help people reach their goals of becoming the best version of themselves is what I always have loved to help people achieve. I found my passion for weightlifting when I was eighteen years old. I was already working out for about six months at this time and had built a small passion for it, but the main reason why I had decided to take weightlifting more seriously was that I had developed scoliosis when I was fourteen. Soon after this diagnosis, I had no choice but to wear a body brace for the next two and a half years of my life.
The brace, which seemed more like a piece of armor, encased my body from my neck down to my waist making it difficult to be mobile. If this wasn’t already hard enough I was only able to take it off for one hour a day, which I would use to shower and stretch. Eventually, my specialist cleared me to permanently remove the brace, freeing my body from the contraction of it. The doctor had highly recommended that I keep weightlifting to strengthen the muscles around my spine to help my curvature even more. But there was one thing he had said that day that continued to bother me for some time after; he had told me I would never be able to lift heavy weights because of the stress I had endured from scoliosis.