MARINE SHARES HIS MISSION TO CHANGE LIVES WITH FITNESS

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

MARINE SHARES HIS MISSION TO CHANGE LIVES WITH FITNESS 

PIO Number: 23-11-8

Date: Nov. 9, 2023

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Embrace your obstacles, push your limits and honor our heroes are values that Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony and Manuel Mair, founder of One To One Fitness and Soldier Rush, have in common. On the latest episode of Shop Talk with the Sheriff, Mair discusses his passion for fitness and how he uses it to help others. 

Mair joined the United States Marines in 1988; during his time there he found the path which led him to fitness. He said during the Marine Corps boot camp a lot of people leaned on him for help with their fitness. He believes that fitness opens the door to confidence.

“I started helping recruits who were struggling. I started to see my calling coming in early helping people with fitness who were struggling and realizing how much fitness gave me confidence,” Mair said. “I saw the transition and their ability to serve better as a Marine.” He went on to say, “If someone else has done it – that means that you yourself has the potential to do it. That’s the way I look at a lot of things.”

After his time in the Marine Corp, he created One To One Fitness, a personal training fitness studio in Fort Lauderdale. Since then, he has changed many lives though his passion for fitness and raising money for first responders, veterans and their families through the Soldier Rush obstacle course. Soldier Rush is a patriotic obstacle course 5k designed to challenge participants of all skill levels.

“I always wanted to give back to my first responders and veterans. I created an event that gives them a sense of accomplishment. When you get to my finish line you are going to have a sense of accomplishment,” Mair said. “You are going to feel like ‘I’ve achieved something today.’”

Listen to Sheriff Tony's conversation with Mair in the latest episode of Shop Talk with the Sheriff podcast for free HERE or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts iHeartRadio, Breaker, Overcast, RadioPublic, and Castbox. 

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Miranda Grossman/PIO