We had the good fortune of connecting with Dex Geralds and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dex, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is that I live, share and go through the same experiences that my clients and followers go through on a daily bases. Living with and managing Type 2 Diabetes as a fitness trainer has allowed me to connect on a personal level with my clients and its helped me correct many of the struggles they are going through making their path to their goals a lot easier.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Dexfit was birthed after I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013. Already being a fitness fanatic at the time I was diagnosed, I decided to quit my career in hospitality and pursue a career in fitness. I noticed that there wasn’t a lot of information on what exercise can do for people living with diabetes so I decided to post about how I was managing my diabetes through exercise. Soon people would reach out to me about topics involving diabetes and exercise. Realizing this was my purpose and how much joy it brought me to helps others I became a full time trainer What sets me apart from others and what I’m most proud of is that everything I teach to my clients through diet and exercise can be taught and passed down to others. That creates a continuous exchange of information which helps people all around the world, people I don’t have a chance to interact with. My brand was pretty small up to a few years ago. A company called GlucoseZone reached out to me about making fitness videos for people living with diabetes. Through my partnership with them I was able to get attention from others companies in that field and with each business opportunity my began to grow. In the beginning stages of building my brand I struggled and was hesitate to use my new platform in a way to benefit myself but also help others, I felt like what I was doing should be free and easy to access. After talking to clients in and people working in the same field I learned that doing both was possible and that people don’t mind paying for a service that they see as beneficial. I want the world to know that I’ve been where they are when it comes to health and fitness. I know what it’s like to overcome despair and what it takes to change your mindset to fit the goals and lifestyle you want to create in your life.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
As soon a friend comes to town we stoping by In and Out, I’m from the midwest so we don’t get a chance to have a fast burger of that quality. Later we would probably go to The Huntington Library just to enjoy the botanical gardens there while soaking in the California weather. Probably hit up Fairfax and La Brea to do some shopping. Hopefully things will get back to normal and I would be able to take them to The Hollywood Cemetery for a show or one of the classic movies they play there. Would end the nigh at Tenet of the Trees or depending on the night we would stop by Satellite both in Silver Lake. Next to cure the hangover we would head over to Nickel Diner from breakfast, be meal there is the Hangover Helper!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to my mom for being a perfect example of what hard work and determination can lead to and for always supporting me in all my endeavors.

Website: https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2Flifestyle%2Ftype-2-diabetes-dex-geralds-fitness-trainer-140017555.html&e=ATPTCy9sUyrJosLMsJ2phcV1etd8hZrhamQ4pLW-xmjxAalB1nP1o8erHGyIigOkuMPHdV8a17-Y8J8fxatDCJxtmGsXAaOzyplMOw&s=1
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Image Credits
GlucoseZone

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