'Anything Accomplished 1st Begins In The Mind' - ZIZ
ZIZ aka Aziz Ghani Ahad aka Aziz Shango
As far as I can remember fitness has been apart of my life. From playing front yard/concrete football, tag, kickball and just running around, I have always been physically active. My first taste of organized sports was in 6th grade while competing in the broad jump and long jump. I always felt I was a decent athlete so things came rather natural for me initially. Hard work, practice, practice and hard work soon followed which help me perform even better in sports. From 7th grade to 12th grade, I played football, basketball and ran and participated in track and field events. I received a full athletic scholarship to play football at Eastern Illinois University. While there I played Outside Linebacker, Strong Safety and Cornerback. I had a pretty successful career there until my senior year when I broke my ankle with 3 games remaining. The break required two screws to repair. I was devastated to say the least. I had plans but the MOST HIGH had different plans. Dream deferred...
Which brings me to the next chapter and the foundation for Ziz Fitness, LLC (without even knowing it). When I started working out in facilities patrons would ask me questions about certain exercises, asking if they were doing an exercise right and what body part does this equipment work to name a few. Always willing to assist I answered their questions. And those questions continued to come so I decided to get certified as a personal trainer (2002). And since fitness and nutrition work best together I decided to get my Specialist In Nutrition Certificate.
As I continue to write MY STORY, I would like to assist you with writing your story for better fitness and nutrition - Optimal Health.