Imagine waking up to sunrise on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas every morning and starting your workout day overlooking the ocean. That’s exactly what our friend Modu Seye decided he wanted to do a few years ago and now he runs one of the top fitness destinations in Mexico called, ModuVated.
Specializing in beach bootcamps, personal training and nutrition programs, ModuVated is open to local residents as well as tourists. There’s even a bootcamp for kids, so the whole family can enjoy staying fit while on vacation. And for those of you who want to follow along at home, there’s an online program available.
“Our training philosophy is quite simple and is based almost entirely upon the most effective ‘personal gym’, our own body weight. Most of our training takes place in the sand on the beaches of Los Cabos. The benefits are numerous when it comes to this type of functional training, or the ability to manipulate your own bodyweight. With this style of exercise, injuries are reduced, clients are able to work at their own pace and the foundations of a healthy body are developed naturally.”
Modu Seye’s journey is a long one from the shores of West Africa where he was born to the southern tip of Baja in Mexico, where he now calls home. His fitness career started in Los Angeles, where his focus was on personal training and modeling. He soon developed a loyal following, and his clientele quickly grew. He has worked with some great people like Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt and Jimmy Kimmel, to mention just a few.
Now from the shores of Cabo, Modu is involved in several ventures, including the development of a series of outreach programs for the children of Los Cabos. He believes that:
“We all have a social responsibility that we owe to those that surround us, especially to our future generation. Today, getting ‘ModuVated’ means so much more than just training hard and eating clean. Our focus in the community is working with kids and building programs to encourage them, so they are willing and able to make healthy choices.”
Through these outreach programs, Modu has made a name for himself and is well known in Cabo for his extensive youth programs and projects. He told us:
“We are currently in partnership with several distinguished private schools in Los Cabos, as well as active with our non-profit organization, Niño’s En Accion (N.E.A.) With childhood obesity and diabetes spiraling out of control, ModuVated understands the importance of providing children, no matter their background, with the practices and tools they need to lead healthy lives.”
Modu practices this belief every day, with his clients and through his own health and fitness program:
“I wake up at 4:30 in the morning and prepare a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of green tea. Usually starting at 6:00 a.m., three days a week (at a minimum) I start my day with bootcamp training on the beach with anywhere from one to twenty clients. These trainings last approximately one hour and twenty minutes, and include resistance band training at the end.”
When Modu isn’t training clients, his personal fitness routine consists of six days in the gym:
To warm up, 20 min of cardio, followed by 27 sets of circuit/split training.
- Day 1: chest/biceps/abs
- Day 2: back/shoulders/abs
- Day 3: legs/triceps/abs
- Day 4: chest/back/legs
- Day 5: plyometric training (TRX/box jumps/power squat/plyo push-ups/etc.)
- Day 6: yoga
He’s a man after our own hearts. That’s why we had to set him up with one of our favorite bags, the Velocity Formula-1 Backpack:
“Just like functional training, they are practical bags that appeal to every person as an individual. Fitmark accommodates the unique needs of each person without being too trendy. The bags’ innovative designs are perfect for those that are interested in living a healthy lifestyle, whether your day starts at the office, the gym, or even the beach. ModuVated looks forward to partnering with Fitmark Bags in the near future as we continue to grow together.”
You’re an inspiration to us all! If you want to check out one of Mexico’s top fitness destinations, visit ModuVated.com
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team