Directly after graduating high school he joined the United States Army where he served thirteen years on active duty. A service that encompasses several tours, some stateside and some overseas in combat and non-combat Countries. Close to the end of his thirteen-year military career he experienced a life changing event that not only introduced him to fitness, but was the catalyst and reason for the birth of Change iz Fitness.
“…2010 was a hard year for me. I was fighting battles on all fronts. Dealing with personal issues at home, while struggling with trying to maintain a relationship with my family and how I saw myself – thinking I was a failure while juggling the stressors that came with being in a combat environment. Somehow, I managed to hold it together, but after redeploying home everything crumbled and some how forced me into trying taking my life. Luckily, my daughter’s laughter stopped me. It was then I knew I needed to find a way to get better and without thought or plans the next day I wound up in a gym. Two-hours after I walked out feeling like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.
I slept well that night, but woke up the next morning feeling surrounded by darkness. So, back to the gym I went. This became a thing – a habit – a routine. Honestly, if it wasn’t for my daughter and fitness I wouldn’t be here today and this is why I love and I’m passionate about fitness…”
Fabian’s love and passion for fitness is what inspired him to start Change iz Fitness, a business that is built on the premise that everyone has the ability to be their change.
Besides his military education and training, Fabian has a certification in Personal Training and a Nutrition certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), he’s also CPR and First Aid qualified – a qualification he earned from the American Heart Association. Currently he’s in pursuit of a Sports Psychology degree, which he’ll incorporate into his business and fitness training model.
After two years of helping others accomplish their fitness goal(s) I realized that this is something I’m passionate about, it’s something that sets my soul on fire and helping people make healthier – fit choices is something I want to do for the rest of my life. So, as a result I took the time needed to earn my certification as a personal trainer and in 2015 Change iz Fitness was born.