Being picked last for a game of soccer wasn’t the best feeling for a 7 year old boy. Edwin was struggling to keep up with the other boys in gym class. He was determined not to be picked last again.
In 1993, Edwin started his fitness career as one of the first certified muay thai instructors in Toronto. This lead to a pilates, yoga and spinning certifications. In 2003, his love for the fitness lifestyle developed into Akita Fitness, the first studio to specialize in kettlebell, yoga, muay thai, spinning and running.
Running was always his Achilles tendon…wanting to run but plagued with injuries. In 2002, he committed to his first race, a full marathon and never looked back. His greatest achievements are ones that include helping others cross the finish line.
His daily inspiration comes from inspiring others to do and be their best. His belief that everyone can achieve anything they want, as long as they truly want it, gives him the drive to assist others.