Nov 26, 2020
Alex Uslar is the manager of the
Hybrid Gym and the Director of Operations for the online company
Hybrid Performance Method. Alex is a powerlifting, weight lifting,
and crossfit coach. The Hybrid Performance Method is a virtual gym
that provides accessible, affordable, and effective online workout
programs to athletes of all skill and experience levels.
In this episode, we talk about
Alex’s journey and how he used nutrition and working out to stay
sober. Like many addicts, Alex had a rough start and turned to
alcohol and drugs. Unlike many, he discovered what he wanted to do
at a young age. He was then able to harness that desire and use it
as fuel for sobriety. We talk about his journey and how he was able
to turn his experience into a positive.
- [02:47] Alex is 26 years old,
and he just had his 7 years sobriety date.
- [02:59] He was born in South
Florida and moved to Pensacola when he was 4 years old.
- [03:15] When he was 13, he
moved to Miami.
- [03:44] He had some emotional
and psychological abuse when he was younger.
- [04:13] He was expelled from
private school, and he started public school in the middle of the
- [04:47] It only took two or
three days before kids tried to sell him drugs.
- [05:06] He started smoking
- [05:31] There are people who
drink super heavily in the punk rock scene. They're also the
straight edge kids.
- [05:49] Things escalated after
8th grade for him.
- [06:51] His parents are from
- [07:18] His family left
Venezuela when things got really bad, but his dad stayed over
- [08:01] Ben and Tom see a lot
of clients who have had instability in their lives when they were
- [09:12] From 13 to 19, Alex's
entire life revolved around music and partying.
- [10:51] Alex wouldn't change or
trade anything that he went through, because without that he
wouldn't be where he is now.
- [12:49] He dropped out of
school and in the process, he got arrested. The counseling he had
to go through helped him a lot.
- [17:09] He still went down a
super destructive path. When he was 19, he wanted to get his act
- [20:29] The catalyst for him
was getting a DM from an older punk rocker who owned a gym. They
had similar stories and signing up for the gym was his first day
- [21:23] He even realized that
he wanted to work at a gym.
- [21:53] Staying sober and
staying mentally strong and going to the gym was one of the hardest
things he did. He had to relearn how to live.
- [25:34] He was given an
opportunity to do an unpaid internship at the gym. The owner was
his mentor in sobriety and coaching. He eventually became one of
the head coaches.
- [32:06] Follow your passion if
you work hard, you have the opportunity to rewrite the
- [32:46] Taking steps forward
can be uncomfortable.
- [33:56] Alex became an
extrovert as he learned how to sell gym memberships. There weren't
any promises that he would get hired. He still worked hard and kept
getting more and more work.
- [35:44] He ended up with the
most personal training clients and made more money than anybody at
- [36:32] He showed so much
ambition and desire that he kept growing and growing until h
maximized his abilities and income.
- [38:52] Alex left his mentor's
gym in 2017 to go work for Hybrid.
- [40:18] They talked three or
four days ago.
- [45:18] People come and go in
- [47:16] Utilizing fitness and
nutrition in sobriety. Alex feels people need something to rely
- [49:39] He believes that you
control your thoughts and your actions.
- [52:06] At the end of the day,
we are all trying to get to a better place.
- [53:58] If you don't want to
look for a higher power, find a higher purpose.
- [55:46] Alex got sober by
- [57:44] He loved seeing his
clients transform. Now his social media following has
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