Octavio remembers that at age 8 was always impressed of what the Olympian Athletes and their physiques where able to do in this Games giving the best of them to "win".Octavio had a great admiration to the "Marvel Super Heroes" and the gifts of their "Super Powers" and dreaming that he will became one as he got Older, so little Octavio started training by doing gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, aerobics and body building at younger age and learned the importance of discipline in the exercise and with the goal to have "The Perfect Body" and Strength to become a Super hero or an Olympian Athlete.
Octavio also since 8 years old discover that "Music" was something that he was very attracted and always find the way to dance at the beat of the Tunes his Older sisters played with the L.P. vinyl records, he remembers as if it was yesterday singing and dancing "I feel love" with Donna Summer and "Reflections" with the Supremes.A very active a kid with lots of imagination and determination to make his dreams come true.
Octavio was very Gifted in any Sport he did doing things that where "Hard" for others and but for him was a "Natural Talent" that he had, being the best kid and teen doing any Sport you challenge him.He discovered as well going for many years to his Family Country Club for the first time an "Aerobic Class" which he was devoted every saturday and sunday to be the student number #1 at the front of the class and next to the instructor to dance and exercise with music that made him happy and finally pushed many many times by the "Instructor invitation" to Perform together the Steps and Moves of the Class.
Octavio realizes what he was able to do with "Music and Exercise" and how Much Satisfaction and Power he could Create in a "Class Room" to Move and Inspire people to be fit and never imagine all the Amazing Life and Experiences he will live finding that his Mission and Job in his Life was to be the most exciting,fun energetic,creative and beloved Group Exercise Instructor in all these years in all the Gyms he had teach.
Octavio at 18 years old decided to become a professional Group Exercise Instructor by "The Beverly Hills Workout " in 1990 in Mexico City founding great satisfaction in helping others to improve their fitness as a group leader and using the music as powerful tool to create the Whow! and Magic factor in his classes. After a year of teaching he became The Group Exercise manager of the " Beverly Hills Gym Pedregal".
Working and teaching classes in most prestige gyms in the area like "Gold's Gym Pedregal, Polanco and Cuernavaca", "The Spa Royal Hotel Pedregal" ,"Corpore 2000 Gym"and finally "Sport City Eureka and Loreto ".
Achieving various certifications since 1990 and decided to take his career to higher levels he got certified as a Group exercise Instructor by AFAA in 1994 in Mexico city by his dear friend Laurie Reimer opening the doors to international opportunities. Having the fortune and chance to learn from the best teachers in the business like Petra Kolber,Madonna Grimmes, Patrick Godeau,Kathy Steven,Alice Roquermore,Gin Miller and Scott Cole to mention some. He continued his education in Business Management while training and competing nationally in aerobic and body building events winning in 1995 "Second Place national" in The "Aerobics Susiki eliminatory Coup" Mexico D.F. He spent the last 20 years working at the top line gyms as a trainer and group exercise instructor and becoming in his most rewarded achievements as the Group Exercise Manager of " Sport city Eureka and Loreto in 1995" working with David Miller and Felipe Casillas Operation and Director Managers.
After that he accepted to work as Director of Technical Support of "Solgar Vitamin Company New York" franchise in Mexico city and based in Cuernavaca ,Morelos. Training and educating employees about Nutrition and Supplementation over 400 stores "Nutrisa" and other affiliates in all the Mexican Territory"1998-1999. Here is Octavio's WORKING EXPERIENCE in MEXICO CITY since 1990: Receptionist and Sales Membership at The Beverly Hills Work out & Gym Pedregal, Mexico City, 1990.
Aerobics Coordinator and Aerobics Courses Designer ( 1st And Advanced courses) at The Beverly Hills Workout & Gym Pedregal, Mexico City, 1990-1992. Aerobics Coordinator at Mega Gym Pedregal, Mexico City, 1995 Aerobics Manager at "Sport City Eureka and Loreto", Mexico City, 1996-1997. Duties: personal Trainer Manager of the Aerobics Area, Supervisor of the new Aerobics area at Sport City Loreto; employees under his Charge: 40 aerobics instructors. Receptionist and Sales Membership at Corpore 2000 Gym, Mexico City, 1993-1995.
Personal Trainer at Sport City Eureka, Mexico City, 1997. Technical Support Director of Solgar Vitamin Company And Herbs, Franchise in Mexico City, 1998-1999. AFAA Certified Instructor since 1994, 1996, 1998. AFAA Consultant Accepted by Laurie Reimer, October 1998. Aerobics Instructor since 1990 at: The Beverly Hills Workout & Gym Del Valle, Mexico City. The Beverly Hills Workout & Gym Pedregal, Mexico City. Gold’s Gym Pedregal, Mexico City. Gold’s Gym Polanco, Mexico City. Gold’s Gym Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Reforma Sporting Club. Mexico City.
Mega Gym, Mexico City. Corpore 200 Gym, Mexico City. Spa Royal Gym at Royal Hotel Pedregal, Mexico City. Fissic Center, Mexico City. Aerobics Manager at Sport City Loreto and Eureka, Mexico City. Qualton Spa at Qualton Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Fit it Gym, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Aerobics expositor and presenter all over Mexico TEACHING WORKSHOPS and MASTER CLASSES, Health and Finess Model and writer in Health and Fitness Magazines TV appearances in TELEVISA and TV AZTECA MEXICO, Master Classes: Step & Hi-Low, Monterrey, Mexico, 1990. Aerobics Course for Instructors, First Level, The Beverly Hills Workout & Gym Del Pedregal, Mexico City, 1990- 1992. Aerobics Course for Instructors, First Level, The Beverly Hills Workout & Gym Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1990.
Aerobic Workshops at Roma Gym, Mexico City, 1992. Aerobic Workshops at Classy Gym, Cuernavaca Morelos, 1992. Aerobic Workshops and Master Classes at Leny Gym, Cuernavaca Morelos, 1993. Special T.V. Program in Cable with Shanik Bermang, Televisa, Mexico City, 1994. Comercial Spot in T.V. for Sports Beverages “Lagarto”, Mexico City, 1994. Master Class for the first Meeting of “Music for the Earth”, Huatulco Bay, Mexico, 1994.
Master Class at the Expo Gym, May 17th . Mexico City, 1994. Master Class in the Aerobic Tour, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 1994. Master Class for 3th. Cicuit “Forma Active”, Ciudad Neza, Mexico City, 1994. Master Class at “Escaparte Aerobico President Gym”, Mexico City, 1994. T.V. Appereance in “Un Nuevo Dia” with Cesar Costa and Rebeca de alba, Televisa, Mexico City, 1994. T.V. Appearance in “En Vivo” with Ricardo Rocha, Televisa, Mexico City, 1995. T.V. Comercial Spot for Sportsware “Damaris”, Television Azteca Mexico City Step Workshop at Corpore 2000 Gym, Mexico City, 1995.
Master Class in “La Manana Deportiva Tour”, San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1995. Participation in the “Aerobics Massive Maraton Damaris” Master Class, Naucalli Park, Mexico City, 1996. Master Class “Box Aerobics” in the Aerobic Tour Noni, Mexico City, 1996. Interview in the Reforma Newspaper, Health Section, Mexico City, 1996. Appearance in Men’s Health Magazine, September, Mexico City, 1996.
Appearance in the T.V. Program “Hola Mexico”, Television Azteca, Mexico City, 1997. Interview in the Reforma Newspaper, Health Section, Mexico City, 1997. Master Class in the Opening of Sport City Loreto, Mexico City, 1997. OCTAVIO in 2000 decide to make a drastic change in his Aerobics and Training Profesional Career moving to Los Angeles to achieve some of his dreams like realizing his first Bilingual "Fitness DVD" STRETCHING AND TONING, becoming a respected and successful Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer working and teaching in the hart of the Fitness Capital of the World L.A. and be able to be a Presenter at the IDEA WORLD FITNESS CONVENTION.
Octavio has been teaching and training for almost 12 YEARS at "Bally Total Fitness" Hollywood location being one of the most successful Personal Trainers and one of the most popular and beloved Group exercise Instructor for Ballys and 3 years GEX Assistant Director in Hollywood. Worked with her friend Madonna Grimes at "The Madonna Dance Theatre Company"with his own "OCTAVIO'S WORKOUT CLASS", tough at "24 Hours Archlite" Hollywood location , L.A. Fitness Hollywood ,working for 'UNIVISION Radio station 1020" at the "Luz Maria Briseno Nutirion Show" for more than 3 years helping and educating the spanish community in several states where the show reaches every friday from 2-3pm .Since December of 2009 he started his own Bilingual Health column in the "Gay Adelante Magazine" reaching and helping to inspire the latin population to be healthy and exercise and just launched his new Blog http://octaviofitness.blogspot.com/ featuring his Fitness Bilingual Articles to date 2013, since October of 2009 he became part of the most selected and profesional team of trainers of PROACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS https://octavioperez.fitnessaccount.com/ the only Bilingual trainer in this upcoming new revolutionary company to take the fitness to a higher levels.
Presenting for 3 consecutive years in the "Luz Maria Briseno Live" at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium" his fitness segments to 4000 people.Doing some television spots for "Univision Channel 34" and " Ellen Degeneres Show" as spokes man of Bally Total Fitness" for 11 years.
Presenter for 2 consecutive years at the Pasadena Lineage Dance Festival( www.lineagedance.org) at the "Pasadena Civic Auditorium" 2009 and 2010 with his "Stretching and Strengthening Class" for all type of dancers and fitness ehnthusiastics. RECENTLY celebrating his Fourth year writing his Fitness Bilingual Fitness articles in the "Adelante Magazine" in all SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.After 12 years Octavio decide to be independent due to the UNFAIR pay to "Experienced Group Ex Instructors and Personal trainers" of these Big Chains of Health Clubs in L.A. that UNDERESTIMATE the Talent or years and years of Experienced in this business and create his own Company "Octavio's Fitness LLC" and moving to the next level of his life. NOW based in The Best Private Gym in Hollywood "UltrabodyFitness" with Stunning Installations a paradise for Instructors and Personal Trainers.
In 2011 got invited to the First Singing TV Reality show in Israel"Living in La La Land" as a guest trainer for the stars and be part of the Cast where 6 Super Famous Israeli singers compete to win a record deal for "Geffen Records" and live the Celebrity Hollywood Style with a Unique and Charming Personality in Fitness, the show was an "outstanding hit" and voted the "Best TV Reality Show in 2011 in Israel TV".
Invited again for the 2012 Second Season of "Living in La La Land" air in Israel November 2012 having the chance to cross borders beyond his dreams. Received a "Certificate" from the Adelante Bilingual Magazine in December 2011 to recognize his efforts on behalf of the communities this magazine serve which is deliver critical information and education to the LGBT Latino Community,in the works his second bilingual "Advance Fitness DVD" and other projects towards sharing his experience and knowledge with his Fitness Website,You Tube Channel, fitness Articles in Southern California where "Adelante " reaches to Inspire people to practice any Sport,
Exercise or Group Ex classes in a safe way. His pasion and main focus is be an Outstanding Group Ex Instructor and be able to make people Dance with all the Tunes that had been part of his life, each song from the Warm up to the last Final song to the the Dance Choreography had a meaning in Octavio's life and his cool down a significant tune to cast a spell on you....his Classes and Music has been a way for him to Express his Love for "show time" and his experiences in life.... You take one of his classes and you will never forget him or the tune he made you dance.Happy to achieve the new add to his website with blog: