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Mr. Universe Matthew Otero Develops Personalized Training Programs For Clients

Universal Principles STORY BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR | PHOTO BY ABNER PEDRAZA

Matthew Otero’s life is all about helping year-round residents and visiting equestrians to accomplish their fitness goals and athletic aspirations. Through continuing education to address unique physiological needs, personalized nutrition and specific strength-training programs, he works with each client in developing universal principles. Otero earned his 2019 drug-free Mr. Universe Bodybuilding title using his four valuable principles of success. “I use intensity, consistency, motivation and experience while upholding the highest level of integrity,” said Otero, an Ohio native who has lived with his wife Liz in the Wellington area for the last dozen years. “We are both professional fitness trainers, as well as parents of two young children. We run the Mighty Oaks Equestrian Farm boarding and training facility in Loxahatchee Groves, as well as Results Personal Training where we train many equestrian athletes and other fitness and strengthrelated modalities. Otero lives a high-quality, healthy lifestyle and was ready, at the age of 40, to begin training for a Pro National Gym Association drug-free bodybuilder title in the 2019 Mr. Universe Bodybuilding Competition, just 18 weeks before he would make his debut at the competition and ultimately bring the title back to the United States. “As an NGA Pro Bodybuilder, we submit ourselves to not only a drug test, but

Matthew Otero runs both Results Personal Training and Mighty Oaks Equestrian Farm.

also to a polygraph test about not using any performance-enhancing drugs,” Otero explained. For the concentration and intensity necessary for competition preparation, what better motivator than to have a baby or two? “We have two beautiful kids, Blaise and Mia, who are within 15 months of each other,” Otero said.“Blaise will be 2 years old in February, and Mia was just born July 30.” Before opening Results Personal

Training 13 years ago, Otero always felt his true passion was to help people physically and mentally. “At that time, I met an amazing baseball coach, trainer and Christian, Bruce Charlebois, from Highlands Christian Academy,” Otero said. Charlesbois asked Otero to help his team with speed and strength, and that year was the first time the school went to the state regionals. “From then on, I haven’t stopped helping people, wellington the magazine | february 2020

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