With all the recent stories detailing the plight of childhood obesity in American, we now have a reason to cheer — C.J. Senter.
C.J. is a 10-year-old child with abs of steel and a smile that radiates through the screen. The screen? Yes, C.J. just dropped his new DVD called “C.J. The Workout Kid,” and he wants to get his peers into shape, too.
According to Yahoo! Sports, C.J. started his fitness dreams after his Pop Warner football coach told his team to do a little fitness homework–and boy, did C.J. take it to the level. He started with calisthenics at home to complement football practice. After mastering push-ups and pull-ups, he added P90-X into his regimen, after catching the oft-ran informational on T.V..
The fourth-grader performs his own regimen three times a week, right after he completes his homework. Also, in his spare time, C.J. teaches a class of slightly older children at a gym close to his home of Locust Grove, Ga. He instructs the kids with his specialized moves like the “burpee,” which is a basic squat, push-up, and jump.
C.J. doesn’t use weights and is not on any diet. C.J.’s father Carlos Senter told Yahoo! Sports he is constantly amazed by his son’s energy and passion for fitness:
Carlos can’t quite figure out how his son got to be so fit. He says his relatives put on muscle easily, but not this easily. C.J. has an older brother and a younger sister who don’t really love sports as much. And Dad isn’t exactly chiseled like Terrell Owens. In fact, he admits C.J.’s work ethic has shamed him and his wife into getting into better shape.
C.J. wants his exceptional fitness to propel him to the NFL. He was MVP of his 8 and under football league, and he’s being recruited already by larger Pee-Wee teams in Atlanta.
Way to go C.J.!!!