Get to Know Hector Better
- 5 Random facts about yourself?
oldest of three siblings; play the piano; professional photographer; have two dogs and two cats; fascinated by aliens
- What is your favorite food?
this is a toss up between Thai Chicken and Mushroom Coconut Soup, not spicy, oil chili on the side(Tom Kha), and a Peruvian appetizer dish called Papa a la Huancaina! Yummm
- What do you do to de-stress?
I play video games on my phone. My go to’s are bejeweled and Marvel’s Future Fight. That or I find karaoke songs on YouTube and sing!
- Where are you from?
I’m from Guatemala. Parents brought me to the US when I was around 6yrs old and been in California ever since.
- When did you cry last time? And why?
I sobbed at the first episode of season2 of the new Queer Eye. Very relatable!
- What makes you laugh?
smart funny things.
- What is your favorite music style?
house music would have to be at the top. Love the defined beats. But anything with a strong vocalist really does It for me.
- If you could only eat ONE thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Thai coconut soup.
- What is one thing you wish you had more of in your life?
- Do you like Chinese food?
love. My favorite type of fast food.
- Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle?
often. Between classes at different studios usually.
- What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
what I do when I can’t sleep is put on documentaries. They usually involve alien conspiracies or sciencey type topics. I also love home improvement or cooking shows.
- How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
Saturday’s are my days off. So lots of relaxing. With summer around the corner, I’ll probably be making my rounds trying to visit the beach on the weekends. Movie dates are cute too.
- List three words that you would use to describe yourself!
mellow; kind; mysterious
- Have you traveled outside the US and what destination has been your favorite so far?
yes, I have. I would say that I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Ireland. Loved taking the Jameson whiskey tour. Loved the hostels I got to stay in. People were so great. London is second on my list. Would go back tomorrow if I could!
- Where you always into fitness?
I was always very active. I played soccer since I was a kid and all throughout college. The sports mentality and discipline to never give up and to work hard and be a good team player has always been a part of my persona. I also enjoyed swimming and I believe it’s what’s kept my body in the healthy shape it’s in. I never sought to be super buff or was never too worried about being ripped and super muscular! As long as I could hang in sports, and feel good doing it I was content.
- Are you competitive?
I would consider myself competitive but definitely NOT to a fault. Healthy sportsmanship is why I’ve enjoyed the organized sport. I can always appreciate a game well played whether I win or lose. (But I love to win)
- What’s your favorite color?
it’s a tossup between orange and lime green. Although, I’ve been told red is a good color for me, so it’s a good thing I’m at BESPOKE!
- Why BESPOKE?
We value your time and strive to deliver an amazing experience on the saddle. It’s a studio built with the concept of giving the rider something to look forward to, like an escape, a Fitness high! The members here are all so involved and care about their cycling home. I love being a part of that.
As an avid runner and soccer player growing up, cardio is something Hector was always familiar with. He discovered teaching after falling in love with the combination of indoor cycling and yoga and how great those workouts, together, made his body feel.
Hector’s artistic and musical sensibilities also make curating playlists a dream job! You can expect to hear the heavy defined beats of house and trap music as well as Latin fiesta sounds! His goal, aside from you enjoying the ass kicking on the bike, is to help guide you through proper form while riding so you can get the most from your time in class. Hector believes a strong stable core, proper breath control, and an open heart will strengthen your fitness routine on the saddle.
Favorite quote: “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you new workout clothes. And that’s pretty darn close!” – Unknown
Fun fact: Hector is also a freelance photographer, shooting everything from headshots to model portfolios, to events.