SMTF Redlands Welcomes Filiberto Hernandez to the Family

The SMTF Family is thrilled to welcome, Filiberto Hernandez, the newest addition to our family. Allen is an NASM Personal Trainer. My name is Filiberto Hernandez, trainer at SMTF Redlands. I specialize in weight loss, strength training, booty-building & overall transformation. My goal as a trainer is to make each individual feel and perform at their best. Self love, best love. Reach out to me via my socials to setup a FREE consultation.

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SMTF Temecula Welcomes Allen Perez to the Family

The SMTF Family is thrilled to welcome, Allen Perez, the newest addition to our family. Allen is an NASM Personal Trainer and a Men’s Physique competitor. He is not only an elite personal trainer but also an elite athlete! We are excited to have you as a new trainer and are confident that you will bring great value to our community of fitness enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing the positive impact you will make on your clients and wish you all the best in your new role.

Allen also specializes in working with beginners and those who are new to the fitness environment. If it is your first time working out in the gym, then he is the coach for you! Working with Allen, he will guarantee that you will be able to develop the habits needed to reach your fitness goals no matter what they are.

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SMTF Chino Hills Welcomes Richard Sepulveda to the Family

The SMTF Family is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our family, Richard Sepulveda. With Richard Sepulveda’s impressive track record and expertise as an NASM Personal Trainer, we are confident that he will be a valuable asset to our team and the clients he serves.

Richard Sepulveda brings with him numerous years of experience in the Fitness industry, which includes being a Certified Trainer. He is well-versed in the latest industry trends and techniques, and has a passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals.

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SMTF Scottsdale Welcomes Adrian Lujan to the Family

The SMTF Family is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our family, Adrian Lujan. With Adrian Lujan’s impressive track record and expertise in Certified Personal Training, we are confident that he will be a valuable asset to our team and the clients he serves.

Adrian Lujan brings with him numerous years of experience in the Fitness industry, which includes being a Certified Nutritionalist. He is well-versed in the latest industry trends and techniques, and has a passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals.

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Coast Guard vet lunges into fitness franchise

Cancer and COVID-19 both tried to throw curveballs at Christopher Alcala’s post-military career plans.

Cancer and COVID-19 both tried to throw curveballs at Christopher Alcala’s post-military career plans, but the Los Angeles native continues to overcome whatever challenges life throws in front of him.

Alcala was diagnosed with Stage 4 Leukemia at the age of 25, an obstacle that ended his hopes of becoming a police officer in Los Angeles after serving four years in the Coast Guard. The experience landed Alcala in a bad place.

“I was so very lost, I didn’t know what to do, I was angry at the world,” he said.

The aftermath took Alcala into the real estate world, a career his father thrived in for more than 35 years, but one that Christopher found wasn’t truly a fit for him.

“I wasn’t making bad money, but I wasn’t fulfilled,” he said. “I felt like I was lying to myself about it and when I do something, I want to be all in.”

The experience wasn’t a total waste of time for Alcala. Hardly. Through life as a real estate agent, Alcala met the man who led him on a path to a promising career as a franchise owner of a fitness facility.

He was introduced to Miguel Aguilar, the CEO and President of Self Made Training Facility, or SMTF, an innovative workout franchise where trainers rent space to serve their clients. The business model is similar to a hairstylist renting out a chair in a salon. Trainers pay a flat monthly fee of $800-$1,950 depending on the location to have access to the entire facility to train their clients.

“We always say we’re a private training facility,” Alcala said. “We’re a place for entrepreneurs to learn, learn about their business and to sell their business. We give them so many streams of revenue that they can pick from, you have to put the work in.”

Aguilar offered Alcala and his wife, Kaylee, an opportunity to open the first franchise near Hollywood, an opportunity that Alcala jumped at.

“The company just spoke to me, and my wife enjoyed what the company was about,” Alcala said. “So we took the shot. It was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, especially with the time we purchased our franchise, two weeks before the world shut down.”

COVID-19 threw the Alcalas another setback. The first step in the franchising process, finding a building, was delayed two years because of pandemic restrictions and the hesitation of some to do business with a first-time entrepreneur.

“People looked at me and said I was too young, they didn’t take me seriously,” said Alcala, who was 31 at the time.

The Alcalas put in offers for 22 buildings over a year and half and continued to be rejected before finally finding a location. Following challenges with building permits and contractors, the Alcalas finally broke ground on their franchise on Feb. 1, 2022, and recently celebrated their one-year anniversary.

“I think fitness can be pretty intimidating to some people that have never been in the gym or that are overweight or that are anorexic or just, just people in general, if they’ve never been to a gym or they’re not comfortable in that setting,” Alcala said. “It’s hard for them to feel accepted, so my main mission coming into this was I wanted everybody to feel comfortable, whether you’re a 12-year-old-kid, your soccer mom, your grandma, I don’t care. I want everybody to feel welcome at my facility and feel safe coming in.”

That facility door is especially open to veterans and first responders, many of whom may also be looking for something else in life.

“My heart’s a little bit a little bit more open to veterans because I get their transition in the mindset,” Alcala said. “I always said, I forgot to schedule a dentist appointment for a year and a half after the military because they just scheduled them for you and you just went. I think the biggest thing for me is when we run across veterans or veterans reach out to me, I always try to help them with the transition more than the building of the business. Most people in the military that I’ve run into are pretty good people because they encounter so many different types of people in the military.”

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SMTF EXECUTES ANOTHER FRANCHISE IN FOLSOM, CA

Folsom, California – Self Made Training Facility, the premier fitness center, has announced the execution of a new franchise in Folsom, California. The new location marks the latest expansion for the rapidly growing brand, which already boasts multiple successful locations throughout California.

The new Self Made Training Facility Folsom is located at 9580 Oak Avenue Parkways and spans over 8000 square feet, making it one of the largest fitness centers in the area. The facility features state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights, cardio machines, and specialized training equipment, such as sleds and battle ropes.

“We are thrilled to bring the Self Made Training Facility experience to Folsom,” said the franchise owner, Kenneth Kobain. “Our goal is to provide the community with a top-notch fitness center that caters to individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to professional athletes.”

Self Made Training Facility prides itself on its personalized training programs, which are designed to meet the unique needs of each individual client. The facility’s team of experienced trainers will work with clients to create customized training plans that focus on achieving their specific fitness goals.

“We believe that fitness is not a one-size-fits-all solution,” said Kobain. “That’s why we take a personalized approach to training, which enables us to help each client achieve their goals in the most efficient way possible.”

In addition to its personalized training programs, Self Made Training Facility also offers a range of group fitness classes, including HIIT, strength training, and yoga. The classes are led by experienced instructors who provide a fun and motivating atmosphere to help clients stay on track and achieve their fitness goals.

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We asked the experts how to ease the effects of sitting at a desk all day.

Chances are, as you’re reading this, you’re hunched over your phone or slouched at your desk. And it hurts. You’re in desperate need of some exercises for low back pain.

Your lower back is one of the most important parts of your body’s kinetic chain. “It’s where everything in the body connects,” says Jeff Brannigan, program director at Stretch*d, which offers in-studio and online classes. When this area of the body becomes tight, injured, or weak, it can wreak havoc in every other area of the body.

The vertebrae in your lower back—a.k.a. the lumbar spine—are the largest and bear the most weight, which means there are many possible ways to wind up with lower back pain. Simply sitting for long periods of time is one of the biggest culprits. “Most often, back pain results with no known cause,” says Jordan Seda, DPT, OCS, a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Stroma. “For example, imagine sitting at a desk and feeling a spasm in your back an hour into your workday. Prolonged periods of inactivity do not treat the body well.”

Of course, there are plenty of ways to wind up with a lower back injury that don’t involve sitting. “Lower back pain or weakness can stem from a multitude of reasons depending on your field of work,” says Miguel Aguilar, founder of Self Made Training. “Working a hard-labor job consisting of picking up or pulling heavy objects, crouching and bending over, or repeating the same movement repeatedly can cause lower back pain.” 

Caring for your lumbar spine and finding lower back pain relief is all about having the right balance of exercise and stretching. “Each segment of your body needs to have a certain amount of flexibility and a certain amount of stability,” says Jenna Crivelli, DPT, a physical therapist at Stroma.

It needs to be able to support you as you bend over to pickup your toddler and keep you steady when you have to stand for an hour when you can’t find a seat on the train. “Health is about balance, and so the spine is also about balance,” Crivelli says. Figuring out how to relieve lower back pain, therefore, requires a mix of movement, stretching, and strength training.

First, you want to stay mobile. “Our bodies were made to move,” says Seda. “Movement allows for circulation of fluids that keep our tissues healthy and prepared for having to perform more strenuous physical tasks.” When we sit at a desk all day without taking walk breaks, it’s “terrible” for the body, adds Brannigan.

Finally, it’s important to make sure you’re also doing strength-building exercises one to two times a week to keep your back muscles strong, says Aguilar. “Surrounding our spines are core muscles that keep our spine stable,” he says. “It’s important to balance stretching with strength-building exercises to help lengthen muscle tissues and increase flexibility to be able to perform muscle-building exercises pain-free, and with greater range of motion to make the exercise more effective.” Free workout apps and YouTube workouts are a great place to start.

The most important thing you can do to fix lower back pain is to have a consistent routine filled with the best back exercises. (Some good workout songs won’t hurt either.) Here are 17 lower back exercises designed to keep you flexible, strong, and pain-free.

The Pelvic Clock

“I love this exercise, as it can be used as a way to warm up to other exercises,” says Mody of this move to help strengthen the lower back. “It is subtle but effective at awakening your abdominals and improving stability of the lumbo-pelvic junction.”

Pelvic clock
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  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Imagine that there is a clock face resting on your abdomen with a marble in the center of the clock.
  • Slowly draw in your stomach muscles toward your spine and tilt your pelvis back, flattening your back onto the mat. Imagine the marble rolling toward 12 o’clock.
  • Next, tilt your pelvis forward, rolling onto your tailbone. Imagine the marble rolling toward 6 o’clock. The stomach muscles will relax and your back should arch off the mat slightly.
  • Next, drop your left hip bone down toward the mat. Your right hip bone will lift toward the ceiling as you imagine the marble rolling toward 3 o’clock.
  • Finally, drop your right hip bone down toward the mat as you imagine the marble rolling toward 9 o’clock.
  • Repeat five times clockwise and five times counterclockwise.

Bird Dog

“This is one of the most researched low back exercises, as it works on the stabilization of the low back (lumbar multifidi) while keeping the abdominals (transversus abdominis) contracted,” says Mody. The key: making sure your abdominals stay engaged and activated throughout the movement.

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When I first disrupted the industry it was something positive that brought value to personal trainers to truly create the careers they dreamed of. It can also be a negative when disrupting the industry as it’s very easy to falsify the success of entrepreneurs through “get quick rich” schemes.

Self Made ’59 Impala – SEMA 2019 Spotlight #MTSEMA19

Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Passenger Side Front View

Every year, the PPG booth features some of the industry’s top builds and this year’s SEMA convention was no different. One of the crowd favorites was this 1959 Impala convertible owned by Miguel Aguilar. Miguel, who is the owner and CEO of Self Made Training Facilities and Self Made Real Estate, is by no means a stranger to lowriding. His latest project would include a collaboration with Junior’s Custom Upholstery, Pacific Stereo and Herman of Engrave It, just to name a few. It was Pete’s work of Hot Dog Kustoms that kept the SEMA attendees gazing for hours. The vibrant pearl white paint along with the dazzling patterns and flake, found on the dash and trunk, is the visible reason why this car was chosen to represent the PPG brand.

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Miguel Aguilar Reveals How He Became Self-Made

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What does the phrase ‘Self Made mean to you?

For some, they’re just pretty words… but for Miguel Aguilar, It’s a lifestyle.

Miguel grew up in the rough neighborhoods of Riverside California surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence around every corner you turned and life at home was anything but perfect. From the earliest age he could remember life was hard, and he didn’t have a parental structure in place. Dad wasn’t around much and mom was a pathological liar who eventually abandoned Miguel with his father by age 12. Fast forward to 16 years old in High School his father went to prison and he was kicked out of the house by his step mom.



Miguel was living in his car and bouncing from couch to couch just to survive and avoid being thrown back in the system. He hustled every single day to earn his keep and was just barley able to graduate High School. Moving forward he took on all kinds of jobs and thanks to his hustle mentality he was able to begin living a normal life while working real estate and things were starting to look up for him.

But after the crash in ’08 Miguel like many others, had to file for bankruptcy and find a new way to support himself. By 2012 he came to the wild idea of solving a problem that many trainers in the fitness industry are faced with – lack of facilities to use with their clients. He began training people out of his garage and once he started to really envision what it could become, he decided to use every penny he’s ever saved in order to open a training facility…Self Made. He ended up selling his cars and anything he could get his hands on just to scrape up the additional money he needed to purchase the workout machines and décor. After grinding in the facility for months, he was able to make back all the money he spent, but rather than wasting it he reinvested into opening other locations. The moment he realized he had something great on his hands he began franchising Self Made to others, and the rest was history.

By the end of 2019 there will be 3 more Self Made Facilities opening across the U.S bringing him to 20 locations and it doesn’t stop there. Miguel plans to open hundreds of facilities in every state and is constantly on the hunt for new opportunities. From being abandoned, homeless and left to rely on himself, Miguel is now the CEO of a wildly successful training facility racking in well over 7 figures and is the true definition of a Self Made Man.

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Miguel Aguilar, the Self Made CEO of Self Made Training Facility – the Unreal Zero to Zenith Story

Temecula, CA – August 20, 2019 – Self Made Training Facility is a gym with a difference and the company’s CEO, Miguel Aguilar had a very humble and unlikely beginning. Today, with over 17 locations across the width and breadth of the US, Self Made Training Facility is carving a niche for itself with the incredible entrepreneurial skills of its founder Miguel Aguilar. Miguel Aguilar’s astonishing rise to success is an inspiring story, and the gym is redefining personal fitness training and its franchises.

Making things happen despite the odds is a skill few possess – Miguel Aguilar has what it takes. He had all odds stacked against him. At just ten years old, he had a mother who is a drug addict. And then, his father was sentenced to prison for 22 years when he was 16. Consequently, he wound up homeless and living out of his car. He had to battle it out on the streets to survive – he raised himself on the mean streets. Miguel Aguilar was trying to figure out how to make somebody out of himself. There was no smooth sailing – he was roughed up by drug addiction, bankruptcy, and other bog downs before building his business from the ground up. Miguel Aguilar is SELFMADE, and today, he has a robust multi-million dollar fitness franchise, he runs with his beautiful wife Autumn Aguilar, the Self Made Training Facility.

With all their heuristic skills and self-motivation, falling and getting back up again, Miguel Aguilar and Autumn Aguilar worked to build one of the most exciting personal training franchises in the country. Their ingenuity created a phenomenon in the fitness industry with Miguel’s revolutionary concept. The deal was not to charge members a monthly membership fee as traditional gyms do. Instead, the couple managed to understand that perhaps there was an opportunity to cater exclusively to personal trainers. And, they realized that it’s something feasible and now they operate by merely charging those personal trainers a flat monthly fee. This way, they are facilitated to manage their training business out of, build their own business, earn over 6-figures doing so, and keep every dollar they earned in profit margin.

Miguel Aguilar was an overweight kid who had life hammering him hard. But, he stuck it out passionately and turned out phenomenal as a self-made, multi-million dollar fitness entrepreneur. Self Made Training Facility is the fruit of Miguel Aguilar’s resilience, hard work, passion, learning, dedication, and mostly his high-degree of self-respect.

About Self Made Training Facility

They are a facility with no membership fees, where over 100s certified personal trainers work with their clients to get results. With them, customers experience one-on-one coaching, top-notch machines, and the motivation needed to exceed their client’s goals. All tools required to be a champion is available with them. Whether training for powerlifting event in Certified USPA Training Center or looking to lose a few extra pounds, Self Made Training Facility is the best sets up for success.

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Miguel Aguilar is the CEO and founder of “Self Made” training facility and although massively successful to this day, it wasn’t always so. Growing up in a negative environment filled with violence and gangs, life was anything but easy. Adding in the…

Miguel Aguilar is the CEO and founder of “Self Made” training facility and although massively successful to this day, it wasn’t always so. Growing up in a negative environment filled with violence and gangs, life was anything but easy.

Adding in the fact Miguel’s mother was a pathological liar with mental issues, his childhood was a montage of moving from place to place and struggling to find stability. At the age of 12 years old he was abandoned by his mother and by 16 abandoned by his step mother and became homeless with his younger brother.

Struggling to provide for himself and enduring soul sucking jobs, he eventually landed a position in the real estate industry where his worth ethic started to shine. After years of grinding, surviving and even succeeding in the 2008 crash, things seemed to be going well.

But after tough competition in the market, Miguel was forced to file bankruptcy. Despite the challenges he faced, he persevered and eventually made a name for himself within the fitness industry and has been changing the game ever since!

Don’t miss out on this heart wrenching story of a young boy going from nothing and no one, to a top entrepreneur and 1%ER!

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Miguel Aguilar is the CEO of a training facility known as Self Made. Miguel strives to make people believe they can become the best version of yourself. From homeless at 16, living in his car, being addicted to drugs & alcohol, to the owner of a unique personal training facility. In this episode, Miguel shows what it means to lead by example and overcome your demons.

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Timestamped Show Notes:

[2:20] Childhood Struggles

[5:22] Constantly Trying To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection

[9:27] Using Health And Fitness As A Form Of Self Love

[11:49] Homeless, Abandoned And Alone At The Age Of 16

[18:15] Faking Death At Age 10

[21:15] Reconnecting With Father

[25:41] The Power Of Facing Your Own Demons

[29:35] Process Of Evolution With Positive Influence

[34:02] Coming Into The World Of Real Estate

[39:05] Becoming His Own Man Without The Negative Influence Of Family

[44:02] Structure Of Self-Made Training Facility

[48:33]  Getting Involved With Self-Made

 

Takeaways:

  1. You can use health and fitness as a way to love yourself.
  2. Life is a lot more fruitful knowing who you are.
  3. It’s so easy for people to become a product of their environment.
  4. You can’t blame anyone but yourself.
  5. With every blessing also comes different level problems that you need to level up from.

 

America, land of the free, home of the brave. Our great country is known around the world as the land of opportunity, where a person with grit, determination, and gusto can make a comfortable life for themselves through hard work and determination. Nothing quite says “I’ve arrived” as a classy custom car, and that is part of the reason why many Americans still pour their hard-earned dollars into tricking out vehicles near and dear to their heart.

Miguel Aguilar, a native son of SoCal, has worked hard his whole life. His many achievements include taking 1st place in the NPC Excalibur bodybuilding contest, starting his own real estate firm, and being a husband and father to two young daughters. The man is the epitome of self made, and to celebrate his success he commissioned a 1959 Chevy Impala convertible that definitely lets people know that Miguel has indeed arrived in style.

Introduced in 1957 as a 1958 model, the Chevy Impala immediately found sales success as Chevy’s top-end automobile. It came with all the fins, chrome, bells, and whistles you’d expect from a late 50s Chevrolet. Yet just one year after its introduction, the Impala was dramatically restyled as part of GM’s economizing its lineup.

Miguel saw fit not to mess too much with perfect, leaving the body and styling of this 1959 Impala intact, except he opted for a set of custom Intro wheels to round out the stance. The Impala was restored by Ultimate Hydraulics, who also added airbags to all four corners to allow the Impala to skate along the streets just inches off the ground.

That isn’t the only suspension upgrade the self-made Impala got; a 9-inch Ford rear end replaces the stock setup, as well as four-wheel disc brakes. But the real heart of this beast is under the hood, where a LS2 V8 engine replaces one of seven different V8 engine setups the ‘59 Impala came with. With 385 horsepower on tap, the LS2 V8 is worlds away a superior engine, offering this big old Chevy plenty of power to motivate it down the road.

There is no supercharger, nitrous, or hidden turbo system here; while powerful, this LS2 engine seems perfectly content with cruising duties. Perhaps that is why Miguel opted to keep the interior looking stock, though it has been updated with newer seats and of course a classy audio system. Our favorite feature though is the custom Dakota Digital dashboard that keeps the outline of the original gauges, but replaces them with something thoroughly 21st century.

All too often, we come across cars that are either half-baked, as though the builders gave up at some point or overdone to the point where less becomes more. Miguel’s 1959 Impala however, is a refreshing look at the right details that make for a great cruiser and  adding a few modern amenities that do nothing to detract from the classic look and feel of a chromed-out masterpiece of automotive design. Job well done Miguel, we can’t wait to see what’s next!

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