Colorado Springs native who competes in online fitness competition defies the odds
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (KRDO) – A Colorado Springs native competes to be the M. Health and Fitness after nearly losing his life in a car accident.
It is one of the largest online fitness competitions for veterans with disabilities. The competition was founded by former Carolina Panthers defensive end Jared Allen four years ago. Their mission is to provide financial assistance and support to wounded U.S. military veterans by building and renovating disabled accessible homes to meet their individual needs, one wounded warrior at a time. The “warrior vote” requires a donation that will serve the cause.
This year’s winner will take home the title of Mr. Health and Fitness, a cash prize of $ 20,000, and will be featured in the famous Bodybuilding and Fitness Magazine.
Joseph Robinson, 20, loves fitness and doesn’t waste a minute. After suffering a life-threatening car accident, he sees it as a second chance at life.
Robinson wants to use his platform to inspire people to live every moment to the fullest. His family and friends call him “Machine”.
“Never take a moment for granted, go out and push your limits in life and just be successful,” said Robinson.
Every day, he wakes up at 4 a.m. to work out at Planet Fitness in Colorado Springs before heading to his construction job. But this does not end here ; after work he hits the weights again. He says that due to his nonstop nature, his family and friends call him a machine and even dare to say indestructible.
In 2018, he was involved in a car accident that nearly ended his life.
“I had come to the crosswalk at my intersection and my light had turned yellow, there was a car that had slowed down in the middle of the intersection to turn red, but as soon as that light turned yellow, it took the turn and boned me, I was in a Lexus and she in a Toyota Sequoia – she smashed the driver’s side of my car, ”Robinson explained.
It left him with inevitable scars.
“I had to be cut, they cut the roof of my car, they cut me off the car and the firefighter was completely surprised that I was able to have a conversation with him because of my accident,” he said. Robinson explained.
He suffered a laceration to his head and had to undergo serious surgery. The accident left the left side of his face completely distorted. He thought life was over but was able to reflect and transform it
“Fortunately, I had something with me that day because I got out of an accident in which the firefighters thought I would have died with minimal injuries, just a laceration to my head and a lot of fear,” he said. Robinson added.
These scars now serve as reminders to never take a moment for granted.
There are four groups in the competition, Warrior, Trending, Moving and Popular. Voting for the top 10 in each group ends today before moving on to the next round of the competition. Only one winner will be chosen for the entire competition.
Robinson is part of the Warrior Group and is currently ranked 8th, but voting for the top 10 ends at 7 p.m. on Thursday. To support him, Click here.
There are two ways to vote, clicking to vote for war requires a minimum donation of $ 1 which would help support disabled veterans. You can also submit a vote for free via Facebook.