Web Content Manager/Staff Writer
Meet kinesiology senior, Antonio Gonsalves or better known as @leaderfitness. You may seen him around the Kaplan Rec center making motivational fitness and life videos. Antonio’s goal is to motivate others to become the best versions of themselves. He had a rough childhood growing up but leading a healthy lifestyle changed his whole perspective of how to overcome adversity!
So Tony, what’s your purpose?
“My purpose comes from the struggles I had to overcome in the past. I am inspired by the people around me, by my experiences, successes, and failures. Those really drive me and it’s something that I want to share with people”
What’s a quote you live by?
“The grind doesn’t stop unless you do and do what you love”
What’s a typical day for you?
“I usually wake up at 5 am, go to the gym at 6 get a workout in, come home eat, go to class, edit videos. It depends on the day though”
What are some ways college students can stay motivated?
“ Find that inner motivation, what drives you everyday? Find your passion and stick to it! Surround yourself with reminders and people that help you achieve your goals”
Who is your biggest support system?
“My mom because she believes in me. You trust your parent and you want them to believe in you and she does that”
Where did you learn your editing skills?
“It was all self taught”
Last question, out of all of your instagram inspirational pages who is your favorite?
“Javon Alvin is on Youtube and Instagram. His commitment to the grind is really motivating and he’s someone I look up to”
Make sure to check out his videos and follow his social media counts listed below!
Check him out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvZEML54_5k3jlf7croGb6g
Follow him on Instagram: @LeaderFitness
Last but not least, he’s also on Snapchat: @letsgotone