We had the good fortune of connecting with Fernando Andrade and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Fernando, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?

We noticed that our community was experiencing high levels of stress and increased obesity. More people were getting sick from things they can control; poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. At CKO Kickboxing we offer a place where people are motivated to work out and feel good about it.

Our goal is to get more people out of obesity and completely transform their lifestyle.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We are a hard-working team who strive to help people reach their fitness and personal goals. THAT is our focus at CKO Kickboxing. We are a family and care for each other. When trying out a class you not only reduce stress, get toned and lose weight but also have lots of fun!

Some people feel intimidated by coming to our gym. No matter where you are from, we offer a place where anyone can feel welcome regardless of their fitness experience.

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.
I would start my day at 9:30AM taking a CKO Kickboxing class! After the class I would take my friend for a smoothie next door at I Think She is– a hidden coffee place next to our gym. Then I would walk over to Brickell City Centre; find someone to eat lunch near Mary Brickell Village and end the night in American Social

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?
I would like to shout out the entire Miami community for supporting our mission of bringing fitness and health in a fun and interactive way.

Website: www.ckomiami.com

Instagram: ckomiami

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CKOMiami

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/cko-kickboxing-miami-2

Image Credits
Agora Productions

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