My name is Jonathan Cartaxo and I want to share my Freeletics story with you. All my youth I felt clumsy and not fit at all. Even with all the activities and sports I previously did, I never reached my goal of becoming lean and fit. I have always wondered how other people could make it but not me.
I ran the Stockholm Marathon in 2015 and felt good about having achieved at least one goal in my life. But still, after running all those miles, I felt the same and my body almost hadn’t changed at all. So one day, I decided that I wanted to make a change. I couldn’t pretend that my body would one day just become the way I wanted it to be. I knew that I had to do something to get myself motivated to get into shape.
Then, when searching the internet, I saw the magic words “you have to train like an Athlete to become an Athlete!” I clicked on the link and got hooked! I started my Freeletics journey the second of October 2015 and since then it has totally changed my life.
The thing that kept me motivated was the Freeletics community, but also those same words that were planted in my brain – “you have to train like an Athlete to become an Athlete!” I began to see my body change. My fitness level improved and I really had fun!
The most difficult time was when my body was yelling at me to stop. And it was tough having no one to train with that could motivate me. Everybody asked me why I did it. But what kept pushing me was my conscience telling me to go on. To not give up, that only I could be my best, that I could be that athlete I had always dreamed of.
I believed my own words when I saw myself in the mirror 15 weeks later. My body had transformed into something I liked and something I could be proud of. And the sign that I had succeeded was when the same people who had asked me “why do you do it?” then asked me “how did you do it?”
So I showed them.I started to motivate others to join Freeletics and started to train with them. I enjoy seeing other people having fun like I do when doing Freeletics. They never give up and that’s what Freeletics is all about! To never give up, to be a Free Athlete!