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About Alex

Hello there to everyone, my name is Alex Rubio and welcome to my website, Calexthenics.com. I want to build a strong community here, where we can communicate with each other, where we can motivate each other, so I want to share with you some personal information about myself and my journey until this day.

My Story

I was born in Romania in a place that is big to call it a town and small to call it a city. Its name is Buzau. I grew up there and I had lived there for 20 years. Wow, it feels like a looot of time when I’m thinking about it. A quarter of a human life, haha. Even though now I consider that city to be incredibly boring and rudimentary, every time I’m going back there it feels like home. And… I really think that no matter what will happen in the future and where I will live, I will always feel like home when I will come back in order to visit it.

Since I was a little kid I was extremely ambitious. I hated it when someone was better than me at something, for example a game, and I was doing everything possible to overcome them. I was thinking about everything as a competition. And I had to win. Every. Single. Time. Of course that later on I realized that the only competition in our life is our own person. But… I was just a child with such big dreams then.

I have always loved sports. Football, Tennis, Basketball, Running. (I discovered Calisthenics later). And it was the same scenario. No matter what we were playing, I had to win. Otherwise, I was discouraged and disappointed. As I was growing up, I started, slowly, to understand that it is not about competition as it is about friendships, good relationships, good vibes and fun. And I was enjoying every single second. Don’t get me wrong, I was enjoying every moment when I was a kid too, but after I’d grown up a little bit, I removed the “you have to win” pressure. It…wasn’t so important anymore.

I have always considered myself different. I am not saying better or worse, I am saying different. I grew up without my mother because she had to leave the country due to our extremely bad situation (financially) and this thing changed me and made me mature at a young age. I had to educate myself at some point and to realize what’s good and bad on my own. I consider my parents my heroes for everything they have done for me and I love them in a way that I can’t describe using words.

Later on, after I graduated the high school I was looking for something to do. As I said before, I was ambitious since I was just a kid. The thing was that I just didn’t know where to head. So at that time I considered going to a university (I chose it randomly haha) because “this is what people do”, right?

After one year I had realized that it was a mistake. The university was simple, school in general was simple for me, but I just didn’t like it. Mostly because of the teachers. Most of them don’t enjoy being a teacher actually and they are frustrated because of that, which makes them horrible persons at some point. I had a few great teachers as well, but the situation was so unbalanced. During that year of university I studied only on my own (things that weren’t related to my profile) and I really didn’t care at all about grades. I read about philosophy, psychology, the universe, the infinite and all the things that I was passionate about (and still am).

The bad part was that I started smoking weed. Due to my anxiety at that point of my life, I thought it could be a solution. It turned out to be an illusion. I started smoking very much and I started to hang out with low-minded people and what I couldn’t realize at that point is that I was becoming like them. Then I had approximately 1 year of depression because I was trying to quit smoking but I couldn’t. I was very disappointed of myself every single day.

One day I discovered Calisthenics. After watching one of Chris Heria’s videos I was incredibly amazed of his strength and of his good, pure energy of living life. After that, I watched another video, and another one, and another one. In a simple way, it was like I was falling in love with Calisthenics. More and more and more. It saved me. I finally stopped smoking weed and I’ve never looked back. I started getting information about this sport and I started practicing it. I’d never felt so full of life before.

I drew a simple conclusion. We have one life. Only one life. Why don’t we see that? It is a miracle that we live. So why don’t we do the things we like? Why don’t we fight for our dreams? Why don’t we believe in ourselves? Why don’t we love ourselves? Why don’t we love each other? Why do we fill our minds with negativity, where there is so much positive vibe around us? Why don’t we chase our dreams? Why don’t we live our life by our terms and not others?

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I answered to these questions and I received a gift. The most powerful gift that I have ever received in my life. Freedom. Freedom of thoughts, freedom of living the life at the fullest and the peace of mind.

Why Do I Want To Help You

Well, you should guess why if you have read my story. At some point of my life, I felt helpless, I felt lonely and useless. I felt that I will never reach my potential. Anxiety almost killed me. So I want to help as many people as I can, I want to motivate as many people as I can, because trust me, YOU CAN DO IT. I promise you.

I want to help you because I have been there. I want to help you because I am passionate about Calisthenics, it’s my passion, my love. I breathe Calisthenics, so I want to encourage you to never give up.

No matter what point of your life you’re at, no matter what you’re doing right now, I can guarantee you that YOU CAN DO IT. I emphatize with you, as I told you before. And when you need a little extra motivation, I will be more than happy to help you achieve it.

The Goal Of My Website

Finally, the goal of my website, Calexthenics, is to help you understand the principles of Calisthenics, to help you achieve your goals related to this sport, to give you the best nutritional advice (without any myths, because sincerely I hate them) and to create a beautiful community of people.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Alex Rubio

14 Comments

  • Anastazja

    You have a very interesting and intense personal journey.  I appreciate you sharing it so openly here.  This topic is very important to me right now.  I have always had a workout routine in my life for cardio, strength and endurance.  About 7 months ago, I had some physical problems which temporarily ended my work out routine.  I am beginning again now. In many ways, it is starting over completely.  I saw this introductory article and feel that what you will offer can be of great help to me.  Thanks for introducing yourself.  I look foward to what is to follow.

    • admin

      Hello Anastazja,

      Thank you for your beautiful words that you wrote here. I am glad to hear that you are attracted to the ‘sports world’ and I really appreciate that you don’t give up, even though you had some problems (and I am sincerely sorry for that). The good part is that it will make you stronger, I am sure about it.

      I wish you only the best, and thank you again :)!

      Wish you a great day,

      Alex

  • Strahinja

    Nice to meet you Alex. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I love to workout and I often practice different kind of exercises that fall under the calisthenics category. Working out greatly improved my general mood and health, that is why I do it 3 times a week. We have a parks specially designed for calisthenics and exercises of that type and this is where I usually workout.

    I look forward to your future content.

    Strahinja.

    • admin

      Hi Stahinja,

      Thank you very much for reading my post, I hope it gave you a little bit of inspiration. I am glad to hear that you’re practicing Calisthenics as well, go for it and never give up!

      I wish you all the best!

      Alex

  • SJB

    Wow! What an amazing story you have! Thank you for sharing it with us! It is also very kind and generous of you to want to help those who went through the same thing as you. You have piqued my curiosity with Calexthenics. I would love to know more about this sport. I have never heard of it. I am going to a look around your website for sure. Best wishes with your dreams. 

    • admin

      I want to thank you for reading it and I am very glad that you consider it amazing. My website health just started, so I will post more and more in the upcoming days.

      Thank you very much and I wish you the best!

      Alex

  • Jessie

    Thank you for the awesome post!  This is very beautifully written, and I can tell you have come a long way.  Your story is very inspirirational, and it is a story that can help others see how important Calisthenics is.  I am happy to see that there is a website dedicated to helping people like myself and really everyone else.  I am keeping your page bookmarked and I hope to see more post come up soon!

    • admin

      Hi Jessie!

      I am so happy to hear these things from you! You just gave me a very good vibe and I want to thank you for that.

      I really believe that everyone on this planet can achieve everything they want if they put the effort and dedication in their work. I wish you the best,

      Alex

  • PeterMinea

    Hello Alex (Salut, Alex)!

    I am glad to find your site. I am a Romanian too, and I live in Pitești.

    And I also recognize in myself some signs like anxiety, loneliness and uselessness in life.

    Congratulations for having started your site! With ambition and persistence you have a great chance to do remarkable things with the help of Calisthenics. Very many people love sports!

    So have lots of good luck, Alex! Mult succes!

    Kind regards, Peter

    • admin

      Hello Peter!

      Haha I am glad that you found my website too! I am incredibly ambitious and I want to take my journey to the next level! I hope everything is going good, I wish you the best!

      Alex

  • Katja

    Hi Alex and warm welcome to the online world!

    I don’t know much about the principles of Calisthenics (how to even begin practicing it?), so I am looking forward to your future posts. I am sure they will be full of valuable information and tips.

    Wishing you all the best in your new adventure!

    Katja

    • admin

      Hello Katja!

      It’s not a problem that you don’t know much about this sport. Whenever you want to find out more, take a little stop to my website, I think it will help you!

      Thank you very much for your support and I wish you the same!

      Alex

  • Parveen

    Hello Alex. Thanks for sharing your awesome story with us. I was also ambitious like you when I was a little kid. I motivate from your story as well as your goal. yes, we will do everything . I also promise you. Your powerful words create passion automatically inside our body. It is the power of your positive feelings and helping nature.

    Thank you

    Parveen

    • Alex Rubio

      Hello Parveen,

      Thank you very much for your beautiful words and I am very very happy that my story motivates you and that you liked it. Every time you need some help or you have some questions I will be here to answer them!

      Cheers,

      Alex

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