Carlos Leon leads a high-energy functional training class you can do anywhere, with no weights required, combining strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility. This video combines two 10-minute segments, but you can do as few or as many as you like.
Fitness and Spirituality With Carlos Leon
Carlos Leon, the founder of the ‘Belleon Method’ and a new facility Belleon Gym NYC, is the real deal — walking the walk and talking the talk. His philosophy isn’t about trends, celebrity, flash or the workout du jour. It is about lifestyle. Since 16 years old, when he first witnessed family members dying off from things like diabetes and heart disease — he was determined to reroute that train and take a different path. One glance at his body and you will concur that he has succeeded in doing just that. And you will want what he’s having!
As a young man on a quest to figure this all out, at a time when there were only 2 vegetarian restaurants to choose from — he began connecting his own dots: body, mind and spirit.
A vegetarian for 25 years, he has dedicated his life to clean living. Now, at 50 years old, and the father to a 21-year old and a 2-year old, he sees no doctors, takes no medications, works out every day and knows that food is medicine. He has made the conscious choice to live vibrantly. And though he had to figure this all out on his own as a young man he now forges this path for his children.
Laughing, he tells us how his kids know that there is no junk at Daddy’s house: no sugar, no Doritos in sight — no fake food.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about him is his groundedness and generosity of spirit. After only spending a few minutes in his presence, it was clear that 1.) The guy knows his stuff and 2.) He’s tremendously passionate about what he preaches (and teaches) — and is excited to share the love. He knows that his body is his temple, that connecting to our bodies is the most sacred act of self-love.
His new space exudes community, connection and access to his lifetime fitness wisdom. There are no airs, pretention or fashion requirements. The only requirement he has: Your willingness to show up for yourself. He is not a believer in there being only ‘one way’, but rather a more integrated approach, one of functional fitness. His ½ hour high intensity routines (which you can sample here) are about tapping into mobility, agility, conditioning, strength training, fat burning, coordination and muscle building. Hello? Who couldn’t use a healthy dose of that?
From now on, I’m just going to refer to Carlos as the ‘Body Whisperer’.
If you don’t take care of this vessel — where are you going to live?Carlos Leon
Enjoy this conversation about fitness and spirituality with Carlos Leon and Kristen Noel:
To learn more about the Belleon Method or to work with Carlos, click on over to Belleon.
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