Top of Their Game

Smoothie King Corpus Christi shares inspiration and advice from three stellar athletes.

Special to Inspire Coastal Bend

Mark Zamora
Fitness is my lifestyle, and I love it! I am here because I want to inspire people and share the message that whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, if you give it your all and don’t give up, you will succeed.

I classify myself as a power builder, a personal trainer and a fitness enthusiast. I have competed in many sports over the years, as well as power lifting, bodybuilding and the new division, Classic Physique. This past July, with the amazing support of Smoothie King, I competed at the NPC Battle on the Bay. I competed in Corpus Christi’s first-ever Classic Physique competition where I took first place and won the overall Men’s Classic Open.

Growing up, I was a smaller kid on the lighter side of the scale. I was never the strongest, biggest or even fastest. The moment my hands ever touched weights for the first time, something in me just lit up. I realized that even though I might not be the strongest, biggest or fastest kid, if I worked hard, I could be just a little bit better. I had the tools in front of me to sculpt myself.

Very quickly, it clicked to me that weakness was a choice. One thing I could control was myself – by starting that day, I could create myself and make a new ending. I am honored to be part of the Smoothie King family because we have a purpose, and that is to help people live healthier, more active lives.

Vico Meza
It was hard do drop all my bad habits, but it all comes down to what you want more, and I wanted it more than anything in the world. I gave it everything I had and ended up coming in second place in my class! Little did I know, this was only the beginning of my fitness journey.

Here I am, four shows later, nationally qualified x2 and getting ready for my first National NPC Men’s Physique show. Also, along the way, I managed to get sponsored by Smoothie King! I had always been a fan of their delicious smoothies and loved what they stood for: helping people change their lives for a better, healthier version of themselves.

Then when I found out they also sold the best quality supplements, I was hooked. My favorite protein smoothie is the Strawberry and Kiwi Gladiator; it’s amazing! My go-to supplements that I make sure to stop by and pick up every month to keep fueled after my workouts would have to be their ISO pure protein, BCAA Optima and their C4 mass; it’s a must for growing good lean muscle.

If I could give advice to anyone trying to compete or even just trying to get in better shape, it would be, “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”

Demetrio Buckner
Fitness to me is not only a passion, but it’s my lifestyle. My friends and family are my biggest motivation. It’s an amazing feeling to know that you can have a positive impact on someone else’s life.

I would have never imagined that I would be competing and become an IFBB Pro in Men’s Physique. It is important to follow the proper nutrition plan in order to get the best results. Businesses such as Smoothie King that make it convenient to help aid you in your fitness goals.

 

Photos courtesy of Smoothie King

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