Pain...Where It All Began
Growing up, I witnessed my dad in severe back pain spending most days lying down wishing he could play with me and my brothers.
However, as I got older… BAM! I began to have my own pain thanks to serious car accidents, sports, and bad lifting form. I was put me in the same position as him: lying in bed with pain. I was ONLY 15 years old!
I refused to be like my dad, in pain, mean and irritable due to the pain (and lonely as a result). So, I set out on a journey to Conquer this Pain To Gain the life I envisioned.
I took matters into my own hands because traditional doctors didn’t help. I changed my body in a massive way. I went from constant shooting pain, loneliness and separation to an active human again who enjoyed time with those I loved.
As I learned from the best, I began helping people I knew to transform their bodies and overcome their own pain. It became my obsession.
Let this website be a simple shortcut towards conquering your own physical and emotional pain.
I am certain I can help you get the body you want so you can ….
Conquer Pain To Gain Pleasure In Life & Relationships!
Pleasure...Who I Became
Yusuf is a Functional Movement Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise, with a Bachelor’s in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Central Florida, and a Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 from the Certified Holistic Exercise Kinesiology (CHEK) Institute.
Even with a few degrees and certificates under his belt he still focuses on learning and growing by studying topics such as anatomy & physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, and strength training. In addition, he continues his education by going to seminars, taking courses and meeting with the experts themselves.
Outside of his professional life Yusuf also reads, soaks up Vitamin D out in nature, meditates, has fun exercising, and loves to eat nutritious meals (with the occasional burger…no one’s perfect). He’s probably one of the few people you’ll ever meet who truly enjoys the taste of pickle juice and would rather be under the sun than in the shade.
To learn and master something we must model the experts in those fields. He’s done that in various areas, on top of his formal education.
He will show you how to conquer pain to gain pleasure just like he did!
Life is too short to be in pain!
“Out of your deepest pain will come your greatest gifts – but this can only happen when you take control of the meaning.”
My blogs were originally letters to myself to remind my future self of what worked to get myself the body I want, get out of pain, and also, how to navigate life’s challenges to have the pleasure and the fulfillment, especially in relationships.
My videos are designed to make transforming your body, getting out of pain and into pleasure much simpler and easy to do from start to finish.
I believe achieving anything in life can be done much faster and with more efficiency when we model those who have done it before. In my podcasts, I seek experts in the areas of fitness, strength training, psychology, relationships and personal development to find solutions to life’s most painful problems.
TURN YOUR PAIN INTO POWER
Never give up, life is a journey.
With the right strategies, you will get the body, relationships and life that you want.
“Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change..”
Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (Institute of Medicine of The National Academies).
Over half (52.7%) of the workforce surveyed reported having headache, back pain, arthritis, or other musculoskeletal pain in the past two weeks, and 12.7% of all workforce lost productive time in a two-week period due to pain. (American Productivity Audit)
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide (according to the global burden of disease 2010.)
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. (Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment.)
Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives (Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Spine Pain)
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs (ACA)
More than 60% of lonely people are married (Psychology Today)
More than half of survey respondents — 54 percent — said they always or sometimes feel that no one knows them well. Fifty-six percent reported they sometimes or always felt like the people around them “are not necessarily with them.” And 2 in 5 felt like “they lack companionship,” that their “relationships aren’t meaningful” and that they “are isolated from others.” (NPR)
Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. (Archives of General Psychiatry)
People with depression are four times as likely to develop a heart attack than those without a history of the illness. After a heart attack, they are at a significantly increased risk of death or second heart attack. (National Institute of Mental Health)