Full Name: Fernando Ruíz-Díaz
Time doing street workout: 5 years
Important events (ex.: local or international championships):
2013 Madrid, Spain National Championship
2013 Street Workout World Championship Super Final Moscow, Russia
Team: “Team Powertrix”
How did you get involved in the street workout world?
I was rowing in the Real Club Mediterraneo, when I started to look for a sport that really
passionated me when I came across some street workout amazing videos which truly
surprised me, then I knew it was just for me.
Why did you choose to practice street workout?
It was rather by chance, in fact.
How is street workout reflected in your life?
As every sport, it changes your life completely, from the moment I get up in the morning
till I turn in. I mean, it’s reflected in every thing. I do during the day, carrying especially for my diet. Also, I do not smoke or drink alcohol either, just to mention a few healthy habits. I have decided to go for.
What are your short term, mid term and long term goals with street workout?
In the short term, I am going to Madrid for the National Championship in June.
Next, in the mid term I expect to take part in the Norway World Championship at the end
of this year.
Finally, my dream is to keep on doing this sport although I do not know if I
will be able to do it professionally.
How many times do you workout during the week?
I work out almost every day for four hours and I swim and run every now and again.
Do you have any specific workout plan or you just improvise and do your thing?
In general, I spend half of the time (two hours) working on the technique and the rest of
the time I lift weights and train the strength.
Which would be the most complex move you achieved (tell us about the process it took
you, to achieve it)?
Well, the “one arm handstand” was the most difficult move to achieve but I finally did it after nearly a year of training!
Which would be the best experience you had doing street workout?
Competing in Russia was really amazing and inspiring. I did an exhibition in
a disco, too. It was funny.
What inspire or motivate you to keep on doing street workout?
I must admit that the street workout hooked me and achieving new moves is what makes
me eager to go on.
Which would be the worst experience you had doing street workout?
When I went to Russia I realised how high the level was, and it was not a really bad
experience but it make me be aware of how hard I would have to train in future if I
wanted to be at the same level.
What do you expect from the street workout community in the next couple of years?
I wish this sport spread more and more and was recognised all over the world. I also
wish it was widely supported by local authorities of each country, especially those where
street workout is not as known as it is in Russia, for example.
Can you give an advise for all the people that would like to start doing street workout?
In my opinion, determination and perseverance are the most important features of street
workout, as you are unlikely to achieve your moves without searching for perfection.
Share some words to inspire the community:
Not only is Street Workout a sport, is much more than just physical training, it involves a
strong mind and also taking part in a community which supports each other as a
community, I made friends, I share things and time with them, we have the same
passion. We have a healthy and simple life. I love it.