As a youth growing up in the South and being one of five children, I had my share of dreams and aspirations. However, I lacked the means to bring them to fruition or, so I thought. You see, my parents instilled in me the notion that, “YOU CAN DO ANYTING THAT YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO DO!” From the day that I heard it, that quote forever changed the mindset that I would have as I looked to pursue life's endeavors.
Sure, others had doubts as I shared my dreams and aspirations with them. But as long as I believed that I could achieve them, that’s all that truly mattered. The great motivational speaker Les Brown says, “Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” I did not know this quote growing up, but, that’s how I lived my life—not based on what someone else thought, but on what I believed could be a true realty for my life.
For a good portion of my life, I struggled to gain weight. Many would see that as a good problem to have. However, for me, it was a challenge, but one that I would not give up on achieving. When I decided to press forward and make a breakthrough, I was 6 foot tall and weighed 155 lbs. My older brother was a natural bodybuilder and he took me under his wing and helped me achieve my goal. Though I had to put in the work, he often gave me words of encouragement to build my believing, renew my mind back to what my parents had taught me earlier in life and press onward. I reached my goals and beyond, packing on 50 lbs. in 9 months the healthy way! His encouragement was very instrumental in helping me to achieve my goals.
From that time onward, I have endeavored to do the same for others. I resolved to help them reach their fitness goals. That is a big motivator behind the establishment of the Prevailer brand. Though I'm not a personal trainer myself nor can I put in the work for you, I hope that I can provide merchandise and words of encouragement to help you along the way and become the "Prevailer" that they know they can be!
Kenneth L Montgomery, Founder