Congratulations to December AOM – Diego Vivarelli!
Diego joined 6S only 4 months ago but it feels like we have known him forever! He always comes into the gym with a smile on his face and is a pleasure to have in any class. On top of Diego’s contagious smile and positivity, he is a hard worker and has been crushing it ever since he joined! He recently hit a 395lb deadlift and we know it is only up from here!
Keep up the great work, Diego! The entire 6S family is lucky to have you and we look forward to seeing what the next 4+ months bring!
Tell us about yourself.
I’m 31 years old and I moved to Canada, from Brazil, 4 years ago. I recently concluded my master’s in Biotechnology at UofT and currently working as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. I’m obsessed with games, especially online games, of which I spend hours and hours playing with my friends. I’m a very positive person, and I try to pass that on to everyone around me. I believe that if I send good energies to the world, they will come back to me in many forms. I try to avoid negative attitudes and thought as much as I can.
What is one thing people may be surprised to learn about you?
Good question… I lived in Korea for a year back in 2012, during my undergrad. It was an amazing experience! I can’t wait to go back to see everything again but now as a tourist, just to enjoy the beauty of that country and the great food! Hopefully, I can remember some of my Korean as well.
What is your favorite music to workout to?
Any upbeat music, from pop to EDM. Preferable that music that I can sing along haha.
What impact has 6S had on your life inside and outside the gym?
6S has impacted my whole body and mental toughness. I can see the progression of building up muscles, stamina, endurance, etc. Every day is a challenge that I have to overcome (in a good way). That helps me in focusing on day-to-day tasks, especially at work. It is also nice to look at yourself and see the transformation happening. People around you also notice it and sometimes get them motivated to do something as well.
For someone just starting at 6S, what advice would you give them?
Don’t give up, never. Functional fitness will be always hard and rough on you, but that’s how we all achieve our life goals.
What’s your biggest health & fitness goal right now? How close are you?
I am thinking about participating in the men’s physique competition. I really want to have that experience and my fitness trajectory has been pretty good. I have some plans for next year, so let’s see.
Other than 6S, what do you do for fun?
As I previously mentions, I play a lot of games, I usually meet up with my friends almost every week, either for brunch/drinks or just to talk.
What’s the strangest talent you have?
LOL I can bend the tip of my tongue into 3 parts.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
– Own a house;
– Visit Japan;
– See the northern lights.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Portugal. The reasons are: we speak the same language, amazing food, the possibility to live next to the beach, warm weather almost the whole year, and travelling anywhere else would be easier from there.