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Aldo Larita

Running through Trauma: Developing a Growth Mindset to Become a Better Athlete and Coach

“I was running and running and running to the point i couldn’t breathe… and I took a gasp for air and it felt like a release.. like my soul was able to open and receive emotion other than being upset ”

Show Notes

This week I spoke with Aldo Larita, and his work as a coach in trauma fitness, and his athletic background in what drives him in.  We talk about
– How running helped him deal with violence at home and in the community

- changing his mindset and how running helped with that

- how his vision of helping people informs how he coaches
Instagram: @aldos_mindset


“I love what I do and I am passionate about empowering people and uplifting communities through exercise. My journey in the health and fitness industry began as an endurance athlete 14 years ago. I was intrigued with the body’s ability to recover, perform and adapt to different stressors, especially after having experienced my own share of injuries.  Around the same time, my father suffered a knee dislocation, and seeing him immobile and unable to live his life pushed me to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Growing up, my family had limited access to the resources to properly care for him. Luckily, I knew track and field medics who guided me in my father’s recovery. They showed me rehab protocols and therapeutic exercises that allowed my father to regain his ability to walk again. It was then that I saw myself helping people and transforming their lives through exercise. Since then, I have committed myself to bridging the gap between medicine and fitness.”


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Aldo Larita

Running through Trauma: Developing a Growth Mindset to Become a Better Athlete and Coach

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