Luis Montoya

I recently had an opportunity to speak with blessed & charismatic model and trainer Luis Montoya.

By: Joshua Conner

Luis Montoya is a CEO/Celebrity Trainer, keynote speaker, online health/nutrition coach and one percent nutrition athlete, based in California. Montoya inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Montoya has created a successful business and brand. Personally, I am inspired by Montoya’s faith, physique, style, and didactic Instagram posts.

What would be the title of Montoya’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“Let’s see the title of the movie would probably be, the art of never giving up. I think Jim Carrey, I love Jim Carrey, I think he is a very funny guy, like myself. So, I think he would do an amazing job. When it comes to being serious, he can be very serious and so am I,” said Montoya.

What was Montoya’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year would probably be 2016 because I think this was the year that everything started to make sense for me. I had a breakthrough in the fitness industry. I did my very first professional photo shoot with Noel Daganta, and it was just mind-blowing. I think that moment and that year, so many things just started to make sense. That was the first year that I started believing in myself, as much as people believed in me, and it just took me to a whole new level,” said Montoya.

Montoya is so stylish, how does he pick out his wardrobe?

“Let’s see, I like to keep a modern twist in my style. So, I like the gentleman look, but when it comes to casual wear, I try to keep it modern and fun. I do shop at stores like H & M, and Express. What I try to do is, always go for a fit that I see fits my physique. I always try to pick out items, based on whatever season is in. So, I do like dark colors, but I think it’s a time and a place for everything. So, if I’m going out on a date or something like that, I always wear black. I think it’s very seductive and classy. If I’m going out with my friends, like going out to the park, or concert or something like that, I really try to wear more vibrant colors like olive green or maroon, colors that never go out of style,” said Montoya.

If Montoya’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be, #faith.  

“Faith is everything for me,” said Montoya.

Montoya would describe his brand as, “faith, health and wealth”.

What is Montoya’s favorite inspirational quote?

“You know what, I actually have a tattoo on my arm. This is from the very famous Greg Plitt. Greg Plitt played a very big role in my transformation. I considered him an angel, that God sent to me, to pick me up from the worst time that I had. I was at my worst, and I was at the border of committing suicide, and life was just making no sense. I discovered Greg Plitt, who ended up passing away, but he was a famous fitness cover model. There was this quote that always stuck with me, and I have it on my arm and it says, “Second by second, you lose the opportunity to become who you really want to be, take charge of your life,” said Greg Plitt.
That was such a powerful quote, that I ended up getting it on my arm, as a tribute to him, with a clock ticking. So every time I look at, it reminds me that every second counts. Every second is an opportunity to become the person, that I want to become. I gotta take chances in my life, and it’s up to me to create that,” said Montoya.

If Montoya could do any workout with Greg Plitt, it would be a full body workout.

“Oh, my God, you know what, I wanna say a shoulder workout, but I’m going to go ahead and say a full body workout. Full body workout, because I have seen his YouTube videos, where he does his full body workout outdoors. It’s just incredible to see Greg Plitt, put his body through so much,  I think it would be an amazing workout to be able to experience that with him,” said Montoya.

If Montoya could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, who would it be and what would they talk about?

“I would have to go with Greg Plitt one more time. There are so many people that I look up to, but it would be Greg Plitt because I think he has had such a big impact on my life. The conversation would probably be like, he lived his life to the fullest, and I would probably ask him if he could change anything? He probably wouldn’t change anything, if I knew him well, I would know that. I would probably ask him if there was anything else that he would have wanted to do, or did he have any regrets, or if he could do it all over again, would he want a second chance to explore,” said Montoya.

Extra Content: I asked Luis Montoya about his underwear preferences and the story behind his first tattoo. You can follow me Instagram & Facebook @MrJoshuaConner to find out what he said.

You can follow Luis Montoya on Facebook and Instagram @luismontoyafit, his website www.luismontoyafit.com and linktr.ee/luismontoyafit

Mohamed Elzomor

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Mohamed Elzomor, renowned personal trainer & hunky M By Michael Strahan brand ambassador.

By: Joshua Conner

Mohamed Elzomor is a celebrity trainer and manifestation coach and the EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) Specialist for My 30 Minutes EMS Training, based in New York, New York. Elzomor has been featured in: People, The ListNYPost, CBS & Viceland to name a few. Elzomor inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by his: work ethic, prominent clientele & how he inspires the masses to live the fit life. Personally, I am inspired by his:  passion for family, great physique, humbleness & how he is the brand ambassador for one of my favorite clothing brands, that I myself wear faithfully M By Michael Strahan.

What is a day in the life of Elzomor like?

“I wake up, like real early at 4:30 in the morning. I take like a 30-45 minute long shower. That’s like my alone time. That’s where I get very specific with my goals for the day. That’s where I go do my gratitude list, that’s I feel happy for the things I already have. I am talking about basic things like the fact, that I have: my eyesight, both my arms and I can walk. We take all those things for granted, but you take one of those things away & that changes everything. So, I try to remember that as often as possible. Then, the 45 minutes that I have for myself, is the best time to do it. When you are not distracted, being emailed, texted, and people are talking to you or you’re focused on your job. That is probably the best part of my day,” said Elzomor.

Elzomor, then is out of the house and off to train his diverse clientele of billionaires, celebrities and princesses.

“I train billionaires, celebrities, and like princesses on a regular basis, which has been my dream for a very long time. I am very grateful, that they are there. I have extremely interesting people that I train, and that I hang out with on a regular basis. So my day is always full of surprises. You never know who you are going to meet, what kind of stories you’re going to hear or what kind of opportunities are going to come up. So that’s what my day looks like,” said Elzomor.

Elzomor is all over Manhattan from 6 am to about 7 pm, strategically trying to get in lunch breaks.

“I’m literally all over Manhattan, from like 6 am to 7 pm. Then, I come home. I’m lucky, if I get a break to eat, I eat while I’m walking, or in a subway or uber. Then, I come home and spend time with my wife Julia and my daughter Leia. That’s like the best part of my day, by far, spending time with my family,” said Elzomor.

“I also don’t feel like, I work necessarily. I love it, I get to hang out, with really cool people, who happen to be extremely powerful at the same time. It’s kind of surreal when you think about it. A lot of people would pay to be able to hang out with people for an hour with a billionaire and ask them as many questions as they want. I get that and I get paid for it. I always try to look at my situation from a positive perspective. It’s become very nonchalant because I kind of walk to work and I train like 4 Victoria Secret supermodels in a row, it’s true.
They are just normal human beings, who are extremely inspirational because they all started somewhere. They had goals, and went ahead and accomplished them. I try to take from that as often as I can. Cause usually if I can do it, anyone can do it,” said Elzomor.

What would be the title of Elzomor life story and who would play him in a movie?

“I would say something along the lines of dream, believe, achieve.  That would be the name of my story, that would be the name of my movie. I would want someone to go, sit down, and watch the movie and understand that the whole moral of the story is that you can accomplish whatever you want to accomplish in life. If I had to pick someone to play me, I would say Zac Efron. I really like him, I want to train him, and we have mutual friends that say we kind of resemble each other. I think that is an awesome compliment, I’m not really sure if I see the correlation there, but I would love for Zac Efron to play me in a movie, that would be awesome,” said Elzomor.

What was Elzomor most memorable year?

“You know what, whenever a new year starts, I always say this is going to be my best year yet. Thankfully, it’s been that way. By far, it would have been when my daughter Leia was born. That moment hearing your daughter cry for the first time, that’s surreal. That’s a paradigm shift. You don’t understand what that feels like until you feel it.
From there on, it’s kind of a new fire under my ass. I just want to go ahead and accomplish goals, ten times bigger than the ones I set prior. So, the year when my daughter was born, I just went BEAST mode. I started to get featured in Vogue and People magazine and GMA, it all actually happened all around the time my daughter was born.
Religions say, that there’s a blessing that comes from your first child. Logically speaking, there’s a motivation that come from your first child, so there’s an overlap there for sure. It’s been an incredible ride so far. This year has been an incredible year as well, but I think last year was like an important part of my life. Where I can look back 10-15 years from now, and know that 2017 was the beginning of something great,” said Elzomor.

What is Elzomor underwear preference?

“Okay, so boxer briefs/boxers. I can’t remember the last time I wore briefs, probably like Elementary School. My favorite brand, by far is MSX also known as M By Michael Strahan. I am the brand ambassador for his company, so I wear his underwear, his sweatpants and I have closets full of stuff that I wear from M By Michael Strahan. People literally stop and go like wow, what is that, and what are you wearing.
Then I tell them, they have no idea, that Michael Strahan even has a clothing brand. It’s been around for like a year or two.
I love his boxers and I’m not just saying it because I’m the brand ambassador,  his boxer briefs are incredible.  You got celebrities hitting him up and asking him for underwear, it’s that amazing.
During the summer, I had a couple of his boxer briefs on & literally during the day, it felt like air conditioning was on my butt. I was like wow. I thought was leaning on a vent or something like that, but no, that’s just some crazy technology with these boxer briefs. They literally cool your down, when it’s 90 degrees outside. So yes, I highly recommend it. If anyone reading this article and they might want some boxer briefs, go to M By Michael Strahan please, they are good,” said Elzomor.

What is Elzomor favorite M By Michael Strahan product?

“I love his sweatpants. I also have his sleeveless hoodie, I have like 8 different versions of it. I love his sweatpants, he’s got incredible designs, they fit really well, they have this cool zipper, so stuff isn’t falling out of my pocket. By far, all of his products are great, but these are my favorite,” said Elzomor.

If Elzomor could travel anywhere with anyone died or alive, who would they be and where would they travel to?

“Am I allowed to say space or other planets. Then, absolutely, I’ll leave this planet first. I am all about finding out secrets that the world has to offer. I think there is way more to life than what we are being told and taught to say in school. The planets, other dimensions, para universes. I think it is more complicated and complex than we are taught to believe.
I think it’s not that simple that you are born, work 9 to 5 your whole life, you barely scrap and then you die, there’s more to it. If I could meet someone who could answer those questions, it would be great.
If I could find a magical or prophetic figure or an astronaut. I would want to travel with an astronaut who has already been to space who knows what is going on. That’s what I would love, I would want to go with an astronaut, and go to some planet, that we already have access to, but no one knows yet and just get the whole scoop on where we have been and where are we going next,” said Elzomor.

Extra Content: What is the M By Michael Strahan product that Elzomor would like to try and if his mantra was a hashtag, what would it be. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @MrJoshuaConner to find out.

You can follow Mohamed Elzomor on Instagram @fitlifebymo and check out his website FitLifeByMo.com