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Apr 13, 2021

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.

Hector is 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.

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