27 Apr Boris Joaquin Walks the Talk
Boris Joaquin is a much sought-after leadership trainer and coach. He talks about a holistic approach to life, as summarized by his 5 F’s of finances, family, friends, fulfillment – and fitness. But not too long ago, it seemed he needed his own coaching.
Although he was previously into sports – playing badminton, volleyball, baseball and soccer – and leading an active lifestyle that involved camping and mountain climbing, he admits he fell out of step with his fitness regimen, caring for his body less and less.
He became a workaholic. He became a father.
Not long after, he put on weight.
A turning point came when he tore a cartilage – his knee could no longer bear the pressure of his added weight. His doctor at Healthway gave him his options: lose the weight, or undergo a procedure.
Boris opted for a lifestyle change, that saw him choose to eat and live healthy. He monitors his calorie intake, diets, and swims regularly, and walks a lot – making sure he does his 10,000 steps each day.
“I used to neglect my physical condition because I was focused on the other aspects,” he says.
“But it’s not balanced, it’s not holistic – I also don’t think God wanted it that way. If you want to be a mentally and emotionally healthy person, it should also follow that you are physically healthy,” he adds.
Today, Boris is trimmer and is walking his talk – literally: a training session, after all, can sometimes last him 7 hours on his feet; and he is clearly fit enough for it these days.
He now also preaches the benefits of preventive healthcare, something which he is able to do – and enjoyably at that – because of Healthway, where he feels he is treated like a VIP.
“Sobrang relaxed doon, and they have quality doctors,” he shares.
A previous client of Healthway at Alabang Town Center, and now SM The Block in Quezon City, he goes on to describe his experiences with them:
“You don’t feel like waiting. You can go to the mall, they text you when you’re ready. I also like the fact that the Healthway doctors always give me their cellphone numbers. And hindi sila madamot sa files – even sharing them with other healthcare providers.”
Boris Joaquin the marketplace mentor has learned a lot from what he calls “God’s rebuke”:
“You cannot give what you do not have. You cannot train them to be disciplined if you are not. You have to be a good example.”