CANDID INTERVIEW: Quinn Williams - Owner + Creator of Pablo Fit
"The Pablo Fit brand is a representation of hard work, dedication, fitness and, of course, movin' kilos!"
Influencer and Owner of Pablo Fit, Quinn Williams, has taken a personal, passion project and turned it into a lifestyle movement. No one can deny that his energy and excitement makes you want to leave excuses behind and get moving in or outside of the gym!
In this interview, we discuss how the "movin' kilos" analogy came about, how he spends his self-care time and his feelings on the apple cider vinegar trend. Enjoy!
Q: If any, can you name your top three, non-negotiable health/wellness routines when your busy or traveling?
1 | Getting in a workout at least four days throughout the week.
2 | Going to yoga at least one day throughout the week.
3 | Sticking to the meals I have planned out for the week.
Of course life happens and sometimes I’ll miss some of these things but for the most part I consider them to fall under that non-negotiable category.
Q: If you could eat one thing every day, what would it be?
If I could eat one thing every day, it would fall under the “unhealthy for you” category and it would be Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. They have so many amazing flavors but my number one go to is "Half Baked".
Q: Who is your mentor or an individual you look up to? Why?
Both of my parents. They’re both very active when it comes to fitness. My dad is into weightlifting and bodybuilding and my mom is into Zumba and yoga.
Both of them are great examples of what you can look like and how you can feel if you take care of yourself as you get older.
Q: What made you want to get into a lifestyle brand? How did Pablo Fit come to life?
Well the story behind the Pablo Fit brand is a bit of interesting one. I’ve always been into fitness but I really started to get serious with it about three years ago.
As time went on I started to follow a lot of fitness accounts on Instagram and began to start posting workout pictures under my own personal account. I’d been wanting to start a fitness account for a while but didn’t know exactly how to go about it, and then I started watching the Netflix series called Narcos - a story based on Pablo Escobar’s life.
That’s when the idea began to spark. I kept picking up little phrases here and there referring to the drugs being moved as kilos. That’s when I started to have an idea about putting together the Pablo Fit brand and decided to take the first step and make my account.
I put the slogan of "Let’s Move Kilos" in my profile and that’s when it started to take off. As I started gaining followers I kept having people tell me how clever the idea was and that’s when I finally decided to go with it and turn it into a brand.
Q: What's your ideal way to spend your "me" or self-care time?
I’m actually a huge homebody and love movies! I love putting on some sweats, post up on my couch, and watch a movie.
Q: What's one craving you always give into?
I honestly can’t say I have to many cravings but if there is one I could never give up it would have to be Mexican Food.
Q: What's one "health food" you refuse to get on board with?
I read an article about how good apple cider vinegar was for you and how many health benefits there are if you take a shot a day of it.
Well, that lasted for about three days and then I was done with it, lol!
Q: What's one piece of advice you would give those wanting to begin a fitness journey but can't seem to overcome the lack of motivation?
Honestly, I don’t think lack of motivation is the reason people end their fitness journeys so soon. In my opinion it’s because people burn themselves out to quickly.
If you’ve never incorporated a fitness routine into your life or even if you’re trying to get back into one, take it slow. Don’t start going to the gym five days a week and putting in 2-3 hour sessions when you’re just trying to get into the swing of things. If you do this, I promise you’re going to be so exhausted that when it comes to that next week of working out you’ll already beat yourself mentally and not want to show up.
My one piece of advice would be take it slow and keep showing up. That last part is key to me, even if you just show up and give it a half ass mediocre session, your keeping up with your routine!
"Honestly, I don’t think lack of motivation is the reason people end their fitness journeys so soon - it’s because people burn themselves out to quickly."
Q: Have you ever had a moment of, unintentionally, comparing yourself after being on social media or just life in general? If so, how did you redirect your thoughts into positive, affirmative ones?
I find myself doing this weekly because of things like Instagram and looking around at others in the gym.
I try not to let comparing myself to these individuals overtake me. Instead I look at these individuals as something I am striving for.
Q: Do you have any advice for other busy men/women struggling to find balance and/or trying to figure out their purpose in life?
Continue to try new things and keep looking until you hear that little voice in your head say, “This is it, this is what you’re meant to be doing.” You’ll know once you’ve found it!
It took me 29 years to finally find something I wanted to build and put 100% of my energy into and now that I’ve found it, there’s no looking back.
I recently told a friend of mine that I truly feel my purpose in life is to promote positivity and motivate people through the Pablo Fit brand.
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Q: Who is Quinn Williams in three words?
- Contagious, Goofy, & Positive.
"I try not to let comparing myself to these individuals overtake me. Instead I look at these individuals as something I am striving for."
Q: Candid Health is all about authenticity. Can you share a moment in your life when you weren't perfect or as put together and how you reminded yourself that, "It's okay, I'm human"?
Age 26! This was by far the hardest year of my life.
I had just gone through my first ever real break up, I was a graduate without a serious job and I felt that I was living a life without any sort of direction.
I truly had to grind through that whole year and had to continuously keep picking myself back up. I know there were plenty of times during that year that I had to keep reminding myself that, “It’s okay, I’m human.” As hard as that time was in my life, I truly believe that without going through that year I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
Thank you so much for reading!
I hope you guys were inspired and enjoyed this interview.
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