ALLEN SALAZAR

Bristow, VA

My name is Allen Salazar. I was born in the Philippines and raised in various parts of Northern Virginia. I've experimented and dabbled in couple of different fields (cruise ship porter, warehouse, teleconferencing operator, customer service, CAD graphics and design, IT...). Fast forward to 2013 and I've finally found my calling as fitness and nutrition coach (coach vs. trainer).

Adaptive Fit is where I can share my thoughts and ideas during my down times at local coffee shops, write some reviews on fitness products & supplements, and keep you up to date on current/past experimental journeys fitness or non-fitness related. I have had the privilege of working with so many different kinds of people spanning all walks of life. My passions are many: training (Power-Building, Olympic lifting, kettlebells, MRT), photography, movies, FOOD.

The Why:
I founded Adaptive Fit at the end of 2012 as a means to finding fulfillment. Fulfillment in doing what I love doing most. The Love part is fitness, nutrition, and photography. The fulfillment comes from helping people from all walks of life. I've been an advocate of exercise/training since the 8th grade. I will continue doing these things until I am no longer able to.

The What:
Outcome driven training process that is not restricted by any particular form/mode of exercise. Use what ever works best for you. Make use of what ever is available to you. Individualized program design. Every person is different. There is no 'one size fits all' in terms of fitness and nutrition.

Consistency, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Total Freedom.

"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own..."
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessentials…”
“Learning is a constant process of discovery – a process without end…”
~Bruce Lee

Philosophy:
"Simplicity is the key to brilliance." ~Bruce Lee

My focus is on people and capturing them how they really are. I do pre-planning and generate concepts before every shoot. How ever, during the shoot it's really more of working in the moment and letting things unfold naturally.