We came across this "Puerto Rican in a kilt" on Instagram when he posted a video doing toes to bar with his HandBand Pro® - in a kilt! We thought, "Well how awesome is that??" Jose Padilla is the founder of @over40fitness - a private group on Facebook - which connects, motivates, and inspires athletes over 40. We are happy to announce that Jose is our newest HandBand Pro® Sponsored Athlete! Check out his inspirational story!
My name is Jose J. Padilla, I am the CEO/ Founder of Over 40 Fitness. I am a Disabled Veteran with a 90% disability service connected rating. I served with the 7th Special Forces Group until my injuries moved me on the next mission where I finished my career in the US Army Recruiting Command.
I have always been into sports and fitness throughout my life. Wrestling, Boxing and a Black Belt in Okinawa Kenpo Karate. After 22 years 7 months and 6 Days of Active Duty service I finally retired in June of 2006. I promptly was given pain meds to live on. This is where I said no and started hitting the gym hard, weight lifting, power lifting, HIIT training and Crossfit. My life has literally changed as fitness has become a priority for me. I have been able to virtually eliminate all pain meds.