About Gym Star
While serving 12 and a half years for a robbery he didn’t commit, Gym Star changed his name and his life in prison and shed more than 60 pounds of fat using nothing more than bodyweight exercises in his prison cell. With a new mindset and body to match, he began designing bodyweight workout programs to help others adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Gym Star’s powerful presence on Instagram (@iamgymstar) has gained him an invitation from NBC producers for the hit show American Ninja Warrior, opportunities to train with pro athletes from the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness, and access to people globally who are looking for inspiration in all aspects of their lives.
Gym Star has become the Face of Fitness in his community, Brownsville, Brooklyn, which ranks highest in many preventable illnesses and is working to help decrease obesity and preventable illnesses among children and increase their self-esteem.
In 2019 Gym Star launched the GYM STAR JUNIORS afterschool program and worked with students to transform an underused classroom into a boutique fitness studio for the youth to exercise, relax and practice dance, step, and musical performance routines. These young leaders are working with Gym Star to host pop-up fitness events as part of their shared mission to #CleanUpBrownsville and fulfill and Neighborhood Grant from Citizens Committee NYC.
His work with the schools of District 23, including Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, P.S. 298 Betty Shabazz, and P.S. 184; BMS Family Health Center, the NYPD, the Department of Health, the Parks Department and other community organizations has gained him the support to open his first location in his community.
Gym Star’s flagship fitness studio, GYM-N-JUICE™ brings Brownsville a healthy environment to achieve their fitness goals, fight childhood obesity, and create a community through health and wellness.
In addition to his fitness studio, Gym Star has developed a digital fitness platform to allow people from around the world access to his daily workout routines, nutrition habits and lifestyle.
If you or anyone you know would like to train with Gym Star either in person or via online training including workout and nutrition plans please send all inquiries to GymStarRecreation@gmail.com.