Hi everyone! Today’s Saturday Evening Interview is with David from Chape. David is a personal trainer who blogs about exercising, life, blogging challenges, music playlists and more! His blog is a great read, especially if you want to start exercising and getting into shape! David talked with me about his blog and life. Please give him a warm welcome here on Life of an El Paso Woman!
ME: What would you say the purpose of your blog is? How long have you been blogging I started five months ago in September. I would say the purpose is helping others get healthy habits. I explain exercises, set up challenges, playlists, nutritional advice, (etc).
ME: Ever since I’ve read and followed your blog, I’ve wondered what the title of your blog means. Tell us more about the meaning of Chape. Chape is a kid´s wordplay! There is another Spanish word for studious, chapón. We were 11 years old. There was this funny guy who made up names for everybody. I got lucky (with Chape). 🙂 The evolution was something like: chaponcete -> chapete -> chape. Needless to say, I love it 😀
ME: What can readers expect from your blog this year? What goals do you have for it? I’m a beginning blogger. I have no specific goals because you surpassed all of my expectations. There is room to improve my blog in all areas: better descriptions, pics, videos, challenges.
ME: I know you’re a personal trainer and that’s really impressive in my opinion! Tell us about a typical day in your world. Well, I work online 🙂 I´m at home most of the day.Yoga, shower, breakfast, my morning post and client’s updates keep me busy until mid-day. Reading other blogs, emails, writing articles, Photoshop and being active on social media takes a lot of time. I´m just a personal trainer. I plan workouts and meals that fit in your schedule. My clients are impressive. 🙂
ME: Who and what are your clients like? They are all different. Their common trait is they want to become healthier. (They are) beginners of all ages, people who travel often or dislike gyms…Housewives, engineers, librarians, spokesmen, mechanics, waiters. 🙂
ME: How did you get involved with exercising and making a career out of it? Exercising was a must back in the day because I had asthma (and) allergies. I was a delicate child, I had no other choice 🙂 Making a career (of it) was just life. Philosophy is my vocation. I was in college when my trainer encouraged me to study (to become a ) personal trainer. I started training my friends and classmates. The gym offered me a job,so did another gym. After my own little studio, (came) my own online training 🙂
ME: What exercises would you recommend to those who are barely starting out? How often should one be exercising? Just one…walking. At least one hour everyday 🙂
ME: In one word, how would you describe who you are? Indomitable.
ME: When you aren’t working or exercising, what are you doing? I love video games, walking with my dog, reading, traveling.
ME: Who do you look up to in life and why? My mother. I guess everybody can imagine the reasons. You should all admire your mothers!
ME: What was one of the best moments of your life and why? I have plenty but the last one will do. 🙂 In November, Stanza emailed (me) and we had a video call. What´s the big deal? Stanza is a startup (business) from Berkeley, funded by Nike. Stanza syncs all kinds of events with your calendar (like) NBA, NFL, Nike Training Club. After a 40-minute interview, I was invited to set up 21 day challenges. You can enjoy them for free on my website 🙂
ME: What do you like most in life? How about dislikes? This one is easy! 🙂 I love freedom and I dislike politicians!
Me: If you read other blogs, what types are your favorite? Of course I do! I’m curious and I love to learn in a broad sense. I enjoy personal blogs from around the world. Your poetry helps me with grammar and vocabulary. Your humor is nothing but necessary. Also, recipes, nutrition, music, fitness or yoga blogs… I enjoy all of them.
ME: What advice would you offer to new bloggers? Read other blogs, ask, comment, be kind and sociable 🙂
ME: I know you like quotes. What’s one of your all-time favorite quotes? “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” Socrates
ME: Anything else you would like to add? Thank you for the interview, Lisa. Thank readers for your time and don´t forget to smile 😀
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