All it took was a week in the Magic City sun to bring personal trainer Giacomo Gomiero to our shores. We caught up with Gomiero for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @sobe.lift.

Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I was born in Italy and grew up in Monterey, California. I ended up in the 305 via ambitions. The small beach-town of Northern California started to feel like a small shirt that no longer fit. I came to South Beach for a fun week with friends eight years ago. That’s when I felt in love with the 305, and knew I had to move here to pursue my ambitions in the fitness industry.

How did you get your start in fitness and as a trainer?

I officially started 15+ years ago as a martial arts coach, but soon after I became a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, because I truly love to help people.

What is your favorite part of being a personal trainer?

The close connection I make with some of the most wonderful people, but most of all, the ability to help people increase their quality of life in all three levels: mind, body, and spirit.

What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?

Hate to brake it to y’all, but you can’t fat spot train (can’t loose fat in one specific spot).

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

Coming from a MMA background, I love teaching one on one boxing for its technique and fitness benefits. I truly love personal training as a whole, and I would definitely say that adding HIIT to personal training is my preference for best results.

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?

Anatomy, South Pointe Park, Muscle Beach South Beach, Bentley Bay Condominium.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Traveling, culture, and knowledge. I pride myself to always strive for more in those areas.

What are you excited about right now?

I’m exited to see how fast SobeLIFT is growing and how our MIND BODY SPIRIT culture is spreading.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

Mental health is one of the essentials in everyone’s life, and is one of SobeLIFT’s specialties. I typically start the day with a simple five-minute mediation.

What’s your go-to healthy and cheat meals?

I mostly eat fish and vegetables (homemade salads especially). I actually really like the taste of that, but occasionally, I like to cook Italian food, so giving the carb-load it provides, I would consider that a cheat meal.