Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Hector Gutierrez, Jr. (just call me, “Hec”)
I help men get back in shape, reclaim their power & masculinity so they can create unforgettable memories their wife and kids will NEVER forget. I provide these men with the blueprint to balancing work, family, and how to unlock personal alone time so they can do more of what they enjoy... without losing themselves.
At the end of 16 weeks these men are more balanced strongmen and have the confidence to lead their family from a place of strength and NOT from a place of fear.
Ultimately becoming a Better Man.
Strength. Mobility. Endurance.
It's about being stronger for life. Sure, heavy deadlifts
and snatches are cool, but at the end of the day, living a fulfilled life
to its fullest in happiness and health will be your greatest concern.
I talk a lot about physical strength (particularly kettlebells, barbell deadlift, and Jiu-Jitsu), health, and how to take care of your body (because you only get one) but... that’s only ~6% of your day.
True power and fulfillment lies in balancing the “5 Elements of a Strongman.”
Strong in Mind
Strong in Body
Strong in Emotion
Strong in Spirit
Strong in Community
I wouldn't be the balanced strongman I'm at today if it wasn't for my wife, the relationships I built with my students, and colleagues along the way. I always strive to show up better than I did yesterday.
And while everything I do may look like it comes naturally to me, like, earning a second degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, deadlifting 639 pounds, and becoming one of the most sought-out strength training professionals in the world, I'm really a normal dude like you.
I grew up in South Texas (Corpus Christi to be exact, Corpitos!). After high school I had no clue what I was going to do with my life.
I didn't go to college, instead, I put my head down and began working hard. Eventually, I found myself with an opportunity to start my own business at 21 years old... I TOOK IT! And invested $35,000 I didn't have.
I built that business from nothing to a recurring six-figure income... but you know what?
I wasn't happy. Things just didn't feel right.
I knew God created me for something greater. He blessed me with the gift of teaching and in 2006 God sent my an angel (my future wife) who inspired me to chase my dream and live my purpose.
Strength Coach / Filipino Boxing Team
I decided to listen to that little angel and do what really made me happy. I took the leap (afterwards I had second thoughts LOL, but it was too late), sold my business and started my health, wellness, and strength training business. Looking back, it was the best decision I made for my future.
With all that being said, since entering the world of entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, and becoming a writer have now become a new passions of mine.
As men, we're failing.
The women in our lives are having to tap into their own masculinity because we're not showing up like we should. I've decided to do something about it. I'm completely determined to help other men become better men. To be the man and provider they were created to be -- so they can guide their family by their example, and live life on their own terms.
This new venture hasn't been easy, hours and late nights of hard work, discipline, and 100% dedication to the cause. Like I said, I didn't go to college, get an MBA, and my background isn't in finance -- I got to where I'm at today in life/business because, I found something I'm passionate about and 100% willing to suffer for.
But I‘ll tell you what friend...
... every ounce of effort, the late nights, etc... have been 100% worth it!
As a Senior Instructor for StrongFirst–(the preeminent leader and gold standard for strength and fitness education), wellness coach, business mentor and successful entrepreneur--I've realized...
Strength is more than reps and sets, it's an attitude.
Expertise is more than a piece of paper, it's a quality.
Mastery is more than a goal, it's an OBSESSION.
Strength has a greater purpose and if you're ready to change the way you feel, look, walk, and how you show up for your family then -- let's join forces!
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Hector discovered his passion health and fitness in 2000 after starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under mentor Aurelio Gallegos Jr.
While instructing students in a variety of techniques, he realized the importance of human movement, proper biomechanics, balance, strength, mobility, stability, and endurance.
Inspired, he pursued education in Hatha Yoga, becoming a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in 2009.
The same year, through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M), he earned his Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) credentials.
Soon after, Hector launched a 2 year campaign, seeking for a training method to give him an unfair advantage on the mat.
He found his answer after a grueling Jiu-Jitsu seminar with BJJ Black Belt Tyrone Glover of Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He asked Tyrone, "What are you doing for your strength and conditioning?You have the strength of a 200-pounder but only weigh 165 pounds!"
His answer was, “Kettlebells”.
The following day Hector immersed himself in all things strength and Russian kettlebell training. Looking to maximize his potential, he turned to the expertise found at the elite level of the Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) now StrongFirst.
For the sake of keeping this bio short—fast forward 10 years—Hector’s now a proud member of the StrongFirst Leadership Team and currently holds the rank of Senior Instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline.
After years of personal training, teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Yoga—Hector decided to couple his passion for movement and strength with coaching.
In 2011, he established the first and only movement based kettlebell/Jiu-Jitsu school in the world. Hardstyle (Kettlebells/Jiu Jitsu) KBJJ!
For the last 10+ years he’s dedicated his life to helping his students get back in shape, take control of their lives, and no longer be ashamed of what they see in the mirror.
Today, Hector is on a new mission to help 10,000 men become the man, husband, & father they were called to be.
Progressing through his business and making almost every mistake you can make as a fitness biz owner—Hector’s transformed into a “tech-wizard” which has allowed him to duplicate himself and…
Build his own multi 6 figure fitness business and magnetic-money making blog by harnessing the power of email marketing, and learning the super-secret…. super-power of copywriting.
If you ever asked Hector, “how did you do all this? What’s the secret to your success?”
First he would tell you he wouldn’t be where he is without his wife and their unshakable faith in God and Christ’s TRUE presence in the Holy Eucharist.
Second, he would tell you, “say what you mean, mean what you say, and do what it is you said you would do!”
You can contact Hector by CLICKING HERE!
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