Video Q&A with Personal Trainer Octavio Pozos

“Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave,” wrote Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet. The work is a collection of ten letters between the Austrian poet Rilke and a 19-year-old officer cadet seeking Rilke’s critical analysis. In the first letter, Rilke advised the cadet to shed his external obligations in order to expand his internal life. Rilke believed that inward concentration could help a new writer to become a great writer.

Octavio Pozos’ coming out story reminded me of Rilke’s advice to the young cadet. At 17, Octavio’s parents found him showering with his boyfriend at their home in Mexico City and they forced him to move out of the house. Without other family members willing to take him in, Octavio moved in with his boyfriend and had to decide quickly on how to support himself. In a decision that would transform his life, Octavio decided to train to become a group exercise teacher. If his dragon was being kicked out of his family’s home and his parents not speaking to him for 10 years, then his princess is his success as a personal trainer.

Watch the video below to learn more about Octavio Pozos. And to get you into shape for summer, Octavio kindly customized a “Summer Workout Routine” for our loyal readers.

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The Interview

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Men’s Workout Video: Targeting chest, abs, and the butt

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Women’s Workout Video: Targeting butt, triceps, stomach, and legs

Victor Yates

Writer and blogger Victor Yates’ work has appeared in the anthology, ‘For Colored Boys’ and in Windy City Times, GBM News, SGL Weekly, The Voice, The Catalyst, and Prism. His first novel is set to be released by Addison Craft Publishing.

One thought on “Video Q&A with Personal Trainer Octavio Pozos

  • June 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Thank you so much to Qultrure Multimedia Blog for having the honor to be interviewed,also a special thank you to Victor Yates for his amazing work doing this interview and putting all together to look Profesional and Outstanding, my deeply gratitud Victor.

    Like all of us in our life nothing I had was easy,painful or very shocking when Gay was a bad thing,death or not a chance to be Successful,things that now make sense after the roller coaster of my story.Im alve,I’m successful and I’m humble to that Great Power who granted me all my dreams,


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