We had the good fortune of connecting with Danny Arguello and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danny, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want my legacy to be one that shows that I am a man of my word. I believe in being consistent to those around me by always being there when those closest to me need me. I want to be remembered for being someone that could be counted on no matter any obstacle faced. I want to be remembered as a prominent member in the community, using basketball as a tool to bring people together and stimulating individual growth through this beautiful game. Last but not least, I want to be remembered as a good father to my son. I take tremendous pride in being a dad. When people interact with my son I want them to understand that he was raised the right way and that I showed him how to live a happy life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m fortunate to do what I love every single day. Being a basketball trainer is more than just growing skills with individuals. It’s about creating relationships for me. Whenever someone asks me to be their trainer I make it my mission to get to know that person because it’s more than just learning a skill it’s learning lessons that the game can teach us. I also want to learn and understand the person so I can best serve their needs. With every client there is always something new to learn. I’m proud to say that I learn from them as much as they learn from me. I believe my consistency and professionalism is what carries my brand. I am always in consistent communication with those that work with me and I am monitoring progress at all times. I want my clients to see their growth. At first this was challenging, but over time I have figured out different methods to show clients their own growth so that they could be proud of all of their hard work. I am fortunate that I have a place to train now as one of my biggest challenges at first was having one location to train. I used to drive to a lot of different locations. I am grateful to have one location so that everyone can come train in a wonderful facility. The lessons I have learned throughout my time in the business are to be patient and to always look for new ways to teach more effectively. Basketball is ever-changing so for me it’s important to stay on top of every new development. I want my brand to be known as what it stands for, which is a rebirth. Renaissance is about giving yourself a fresh start to learn the skills needs for success not just in basketball, but also in life. I always make sure to teach about life because this game in a lot of ways is a microcosm about life. I am an example that you can start over your journey and shine as bright as you choose to shine.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a tough question. To eat and have a good time I would take them to Mayami Wynwood. That place had a wonderful environment. If there was a place to find peace and tranquillity I would recommend the Fairchild botanical gardens. To me that is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and it’s so relaxing. They wouldn’t be coming to Miami and not visit the beach so of course I would tell them to go to south pointe park to enjoy the pier and the beautiful beach we have there.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to thank my sister for always setting the bar high. Without her I wouldn’t have learned about how to strive for success. My mother and my father deserve a lot of credit for their support and love. Without them I would not be here right now. I have a few other important people to thank, first I have to thank Camille Wildenburg. She is my photographer and without her I wouldn’t have those wonderful photographs but she is much more than my photographer. She has always motivated me to be a better person and without her support and guidance I would not have grown into the man I am today. What she has taught me has more to do with recognizing my gifts as a person and to me that is so valuable, she has allowed me to grow into my best self. The next two people have been there for me for a while now and I am grateful to have them in my life. The first is Chanel Davila she is a realtor and basketball coach. She is a part of my family. Without her support and advice I wouldn’t be here today. I owe a lot to my success to her. She has always had my back no matter what and without her in my life none of this would be possible. The last person I consider family, but I also consider her my mentor. Maggie Rosario is important to my life because without her I wouldn’t be training. I have learned so much from her in the last few years. I would not be the trainer I am today without her. Her knowledge of the game is too quality and I am grateful to still learn from her.