They say when you grow up as a child and go through many trials and tribulations, you can grow to either be a menace to society or an amazing inspiration to those around you. Such is the case with Osmin Hernandez. Growing up in Cuba, he enjoyed watching his favorite super hero Bruce Lee in action fighting against the bad guys and saving the day. He joined the military and was part of the Special Forces task force. Osmin dominated in the military but when he wanted to get out, he was thrown in military prison. His prevailing attitude was to get out of prison and off the island because the consequences were that of death. Escaping the island with a couple of guys to Florida, he was determined to start a new life and chapter in a new land of opportunity. Once he arrived in Florida, Osmin was ready for a new beginning. Understanding his talent and strength in health and fitness, he turned his passion for living a healthy lifestyle into a television series, Operation Osmin, and the Miami heat is about to set the tone for fitness in 2012.
TWID: What are some techniques that you use in your workouts?
Osmin: The outdoors. It’s the best. The world is your gym. The reason why is because there are so many things around you. You have the ocean, rivers, the jungle, benches, you have stop signs. You have many things; you can create your own training. Do exercises in the water. You can train in your house. There are so many things in the outdoors to where you don’t need the gym. Equipment is in front of you. The most powerful people in the world train in the outdoors. You don’t have to go to a gym.
TWID: What kind of foods should a person eat when they are training with you?
Osmin: Fish, salad, and water. That’s not diet food. That’s natural foods and it’s the way to eat. You don’t have to eat that for the rest of your life. But, you can eat it for 2 to 3 months and you will feel good about yourself. You eat that and workout in the outdoors.
TWID: What are some outdoor activities that you recommend?
Osmin: You can run next to a car. You can train in the water. Run in the water and swim. When I train you, I don’t train you to look perfect but to be healthy. That’s how I do my training.
TWID: How do you help your clients overcome fear?
Osmin: I do a lot of different things. When I meet people, nobody is perfect. Everyone has different stuff going on. I know when it comes to weight loss that food is not the problem, working out is not the problem, but the biggest problem is the mind. When I meet a client for the first time, I can tell what their afraid of by talking to them. So, what I do is that I make them face their fears. I make them do things that they don’t want to do to break through their fears. The problem is in the mind. Like I said, everybody got problems. I go straight to the problem and tell people to stop the bull sh*t. Let’s be more real.
TWID: What is your success rate?
Osmin: Look, nobody is perfect like I said. Out of 20 people that I train, at least 19 people stick to my program. There will be one or two people who will come back to me and we will work together again. Because when I train, I make you cry, I make you piss your pants, I make you sh*t, I push you to your limits. It’s a very small percentage that come back to me. The most important thing I do to my clients is that I clean your mind. That’s what I do.
Osmin not only cleans your mind but you can feel the power and impact he has while speaking about staying healthy. His bad-ass attitude comes from the passion he has for helping others. He’s rough and tough but his results has this modern day Scar Face making you want to be around his energy. It’s not about being the biggest loser, its about having a dominating attitude of overcoming weaknesses and fears in the mind that hold you back from living a healthy lifestyle. Osmin teaches and shows us that it’s not about having a gym membership or eating different kinds of organic foods. Season 2 of Operation Osmin will not only kickoff strong, but he’s back with a fresh new exciting season of showing us how the world is our gym and that’s WhatItDo!
Article Written by: Elizabeth Lavulo