WHYIFIGHT: Omar Leonce
What’s your name, where are you from, and what do you do?
My name is Omar Leonce and I am originally from New York. I’m the EverybodyFights Manager at GymIt in Watertown.
What makes you a fighter?
A positive attitude and outlook on life that builds an unbeatable drive to win.
What do you fight for?
Why do I fight? I fight so that my two sons can smile. To make them proud. To have honor and pride in the responsibility of fatherhood. To be humble, not perfect, and learn to be better for them every day. I fight for legacy and empire and the integrity of the name I pass on to my sons. I fight to be more selfless. To give my kids more than I was given. This is my story. This is why I fight!
What inspires you to take the hits and keep on fighting?
The responsibility of having influence, knowing that the process of my struggles and victories can be used to inspire others.
If you could fight side-by-side with one person, past or present, who would it be?
My father, because losing him has been one of the hardest fights of my life.
What is your Fight Fuel?
Being no stranger to the kitchen and having a love affair with cooking my fight fuel might be a surprise. My preferred fight fuel is a shake that consists of raw oats, powdered peanut butter, instant coffee, protein powder, flax seed, chia seed, and coconut oil. #MonsterFightFuel
What is your Fight Song?
“Time For War” by Fearless Motivation
What’s your favorite EverybodyFights class?
TRAINx360 hands down! You can still hear the echo of “Train Hard” and “Who Fights? We Fight!” being yelled over the music and through the pain and sweat puddling underfoot.
Who is your favorite EverybodyFights Trainer, and why?
George Foreman III. Why? Because he lives his message. George sets an example of hard work and surrounds himself with like-minded people. He doesn’t spend his time dreaming or talking about success as much as he does creating it. The passion and positive energy that creates is infectious and motivating.
How do you Fight It Forward?
By always fighting through one more round! By recognizing other people’s fights and my ability to help them through theirs. By staying humble and serving other’s needs. Doing good for others, not because its expected, but because it’s right.