Ralph Benitez

Ralph Benitez

My name is Ralph Benitez, I am an licensed practical nurse in upstate NY. I also have a background in graphic design and fine arts. In 2015, I was 80lbs overweight, my health was failing me, and I decided to do something about it. That’s when I discovered a passion for running, particularly chi running. Took me a year to drop the weight, hitting the pavement, rain or shine. I love endurance running in variable environments from urban settings to natural ones. Then I stumbled onto ManFlowYoga.

Yoga to me had always seemed daunting, I never imagined myself doing it, but my curiosity piqued when i encountered Dean Pohlman and his everyman approach to the art. A tremendous boost for me, not only has it made my running much more enjoyable and injury-free, but It’s made me fit and confident in way I could not have gained from running alone. ManFlowYoga has taught me about fitness, and has ignited a passion in me to perfect my fitness goals and to help others perfect theirs. I have an interest in its functional approach and how it can help you get better at everyday body mechanics and improve physical health. Working in the health field, I see it’s great potential to promote good health and manage postural deficiencies.

I am super excited to be given the Manbassador opportunity, and to help others with motivation, tips, tricks, and advice, anything I can offer you on your journey. Aside from running at painting fine art, I love nature, hiking, meditation. isometrics, and I am currently learning tai chi. I plan to progress in my running for 2017 by taking it up competitively. Wish me luck! Follow us in the MFY Community on Facebook – our community has people of all fitness levels and styles, from all walks of life, we are always looking for interesting ideas, discussions and contributors.

Ralph Benitez