We had the good fortune of connecting with Andres Castano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andres, what do you attribute your success to?
I will say there’s two; one is discipline, I learned that one a long time ago, which I see it as an essential tool for success and also the fact that I come from an engineering background, which let me use numbers into my advantage specially when it comes to certain details of training and nutrition in order to help my clients in the most efficient and fastest way possible.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Well, let’s start saying fitness was my passion and my part time job when I was going to school for engineering but my mayor was engineering, I specialized in Photovoltaics (Solar Systems) with two (2) registered design patents in the US. I worked in the solar field for about 5 years becoming the COO of a well known company here in Miami,
In December 2016 I received an offer that I couldn’t decline as as an Operating Officer of a Bigger Company, A job that put me in a good position financially but that led to one of the hardest times in my life. So, I decided to quit that job against all odds and chase my passion once for all on April 2017. I wanted to create something different, I wanted to bring something new to the fitness industry. I wanted to combine engineering with Personal Training and help more people at the same time. . Helping others was what got me into solar engineering and once again that was what I was trying to do here, so iOnFIT LLC was born on that same year. Logo is a red Hexagram of six lines with different thickness where each one means the yin or the yang, number:65 meaning: Evolution
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the Miami vibe; the wynwood area is something to definitely check out, the food is amazing. The alchemist coffee shop in north Miami, Oleta River park for any outdoor adventure. Aventura mall is also one of my most visited places since they have everything from, clothing, food, movies, etc.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Everything started with my dad, he was a professional soccer player that taught me discipline, ever since I remember he was always active, my dad was the one people will call to help them with everything.. lol He could do it all. He got me into multiple sports when I was young such as; Soccer, baseball, rock climbing, karate, MMA. He was a very discipline, guy no drugs, no alcohol, good food regimen.
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