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.
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?
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,