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FitView – Pep Up Fitness

By Efren Martinez

Pep-up Fitness
I am a man who appreciates one of God’s greatest creations on earth, the human body. So I’ll ask you to push aside all your reasons for not exercising, eating healthy and doing the right thing when it come to taking care of our bodies. I realizing that none of us are perfect, but we should all strive to be the best that we can be when it comes to mind, body and soul as our USA Olympic Team.

Last month as I watched the 2016 Olympics I couldn’t help but be continuously in awe of what our bodies are capable of. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, yes you can! Yes you can overcome all obstacles, yes you can be the best athlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, or anything else you want to become if you stay focused and work hard enough for it. I myself am a testament to this as many of you know I once weighed 330lbs and a smoker for over 26 years. Sure I’ve had a few ups and downs, that’s life, but with the strength I get from my faith and wife, I’m still striving hard to be the best I can be. Not just myself, but also for those who I have the privilege in entertaining at many of the Fitness Events my business, The Quake DJ, is hired for. 2016 is coming close to an end and with that so does many of our local endurance races.

Soon the weather will become colder and wetter and the sounds of Modesto’s Rockin’ Holiday will be here before you know it. This is why I’d like to personally invite you to participle, volunteer or just attend the last 2 local endurance races before Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose. Will I be there? You bet your sweet Astronauts I will, not as a runner but as your Quake DJ in fitness to Emcee and Entertaining your healthy lifestyle. On September 25th is The Peace Officers’ Memorial Run that features a 5K & 1/2 marathon through the streets of Modesto along with a kids fun run; “Chase The Crook.” On October 16th The Merco 1/2 Marathon & 5K takes place in Merced, CA. This well planned and organized race is filled with loads of excitement on a flat course. Since it takes place in October you can expect the weather to be more than perfectly cool for this, the final local endurance race of the year.

For more information on both of these races or to register, log on to the links here.



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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20