Workout and Fitness story
Even though he was born to poor parents in Laredo, Texas, on the Mexican border, Workout and Fitness was always successful. In many ways, his story is a true American success story.
As a 4-year-old boy, Workout and Fitness actually watched his father, who had been fatally injured in a terrorist attack during the Mexican revolution, collapse in front of him just before passing away.
As the eldest male in his family, Jose, when he was just 6 years old, began to support his family by selling newspapers on the streets of Laredo, shining shoes and cleaning offices.
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Because he was working instead of going to school, Jose learned to read and write on his own – in both English and Spanish.
By the time Jose was a teenager, he was hiring other youngsters to work with him, going door to door to sell merchandise he purchased in San Antonio. The youngsters were earning as much money afer school as their parents earned working full-time. And young Jose was earning as much every day as the typical adult in Laredo earned in a week.
Jose became an outstanding athlete, too. That came afer he got into a fight when he was a teenager. Jose was losing the fight when somebody broke it up. The next day, he went to a local gym and signed up for boxing lessons.