Channeling one’s inner focus is a difficult art to master. Ultimately, it takes patience and persistence to aid in the journey to achieve things we once believed we could not. The road to triumph for Jorge Beltran, a member of The BP Group’s warehouse staff, started at 280 lbs. While Jorge’s daily activities in the warehouse consist of constant movement and lifting, he wanted to get into better shape. Being a former U.S. Marine, Jorge’s drive and determination urged him to change his lifestyle for the better.
“Muay Thai, it’s more than just sport, it’s a way of life”.
On his journey to a healthier lifestyle, Jorge found a new way of life known as Muay Thai. A form of hard martial arts practiced in large parts of the world, Muay Thai was what Jorge choose to focus his energies on.
Muay Thai is known as “The Art of the Eight Limbs”, as the hands, shins, elbows and knees are all used extensively. A practitioner of Muay Thai has the ability to execute strikes using all eight points of contact, as opposed to the two points (fists) in Western boxing.
An added benefit to Jorge’s Muay Thai practice was his renewed flexibility. Muay Thai has become a welcome release to Jorge. Frustration, anxiety, and even anger can be channeled into positive outcomes.
He has been practicing Muay Thai for 4 months and anticipates an endless journey of betterment. Currently, he weighs in at 230 lbs, with his goal of 170 lbs already in sight. Jorge’s ultimate goal is to compete in the national competition at the end of the year.
We wish Jorge success on this road to self-discipline and a healthy lifestyle.