Let me introduce myself. My name is Ori Humash and I officially moved to Santa Teresa Dec 2020. My story will tell you who I am and how I decided to open a Functional Training gym in Santa Teresa.
My story of becoming a physical trainer actually started in Santa Teresa 7 years ago. At 32, I was a confused adult that didn't really know what he wanted to do with his life. I quit my job and decided to travel to South and Central America for 3 months. I was supposed to stay in Santa Teresa for 1 week, that turned into 6 months. Leaving Costa Rica, I told my friends that I will be back. This place actually made me understand what my life destiny is- i need to help improve people's wellness and fitness. My life goal has since been- to coach as many people as possible and to help make everyday physical tasks- easier (to get stronger and more fit)
The past 7 years I've spent coaching crossfit and functional training group sessions, expertizing in the functional training world, strength and conditioning. I am an active owner of an online gym which at its peak reached over 550 active members.
When covid lockdowns started taking over my freedom, I decided to come to Costa Rica to “run away”. From there, the puzzle came together. I should open my dream gym at the place where it all started.
The name I chose for the gym is ACTIVO. Being half American- half Israeli, I decided the name to be in spanish (pretty obvious that in english it means ACTIVE :) I believe in being active, all the time, no matter what, who you are or what your physical situation is- STAY ACTIVE!
3 words to describe what's going to happen inside the air conditioned space
LIFE FITNESS VIBES
LIFE- I truly believe in living your life to the fullest, “YOLO”, “LIVE THE MOMENT”, “THE TIME IS NOW”, “DON'T WAIT TILL TOMORROW” any other cliche sentence you can think about- I'm in. I'm here to improve your life. I want you to be healthier, stronger, agile, more flexible and more fit. I believe that the functional training method can really make you a better person.
FITNESS- this says it all. When I say fitness, I pretty much say everything. Crossfit has described the word fitness and till this day, nobody has found to argue with their description.
Fitness in 100 Words By Crossfit
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row etc, hard and fast.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports.
All these will be found in ACTIVO and more
VIBES- I really think that you should have fun first and then all the rest, but I promise to do my best to make every session of working out- as fun as it can be and as fun as possible. (I've been told i am a great DJ)
I'm into helping local athletes in any field. Please contact me for more information.
I'm hoping ACTIVO will turn into a community center for sports and fitness for children and for adults. Saying this, I'm inviting teachers that teach anything in the fitness world to come talk to me and hopefully we can work together in any way possible.
I think it's important to educate the surfing community- surfing is an amazing sport- but it's not enough. If you want to be a better surfer you need other things to improve your abilities. It's like professional football players will only train playing football- they wouldn't survive 1 game in any league around the world. I'm not saying- stop surfing, i think you should give up on a surf session once every week or two and strengthen other aspects of your body. Waves are down?