This week on the Nick Fong PODCAST, Nick meets with Modu, the best trainer you can find in Los Cabos. In this episode, they talk about how he came to Cabo from Senegal and what has made him a successful entrepreneur.
Nick Fong is the founder and broker of Ronival Real Estate, which is the fastest-growing and largest real estate brokerage in Baja Sur. As such, he’s in-the-know when it comes to anything about Los Cabos. Therefore, he’s excited to share Modu’s story with you.
Now, keep reading to learn more about the fitness lifestyle in Los Cabos.
Modu’s immigration story
From Senegal, Modu moved to the United States when he was just 18 years old. He first arrived in New Jersey. Then, he passed through Nebraska and L.A. Nick asks Modu “why Nebraska?” Well, Modu has a friend who lives in Nebraska, so he stayed there before moving to Los Angeles.
In the video, Nick and Modu laugh about some of Modu’s early experiences in the U.S. For example, Modu tells Nick that he discovered Corn Flakes and loves eating them right out of the box – he doesn’t understand why people put milk with it. Laughing, he tells Nick about how people looked at him funny when he was in public with his box of Corn Flakes.
First destination: New Jersey
After arriving in New Jersey, Modu soon realized he wasn’t prepared to live there – he didn’t have any winter clothes. And it got very cold very fast. In fact, that was the first time Modu had ever seen snow. At that time, he had no money, so he had to depend on others for a short time.
During their chat, Modu tells Nick about his adventures looking for work here and there. Being new to the culture and the language makes that very tough indeed. But after some time and persistence, Modu finally found work at Wendy’s – he calls that moment the happiest moment of his life – his first job.
After taking the job at Wendy’s, Modu took a second Job at another fast food restaurant, working the evening shift. Working two jobs, he saved money for an entire year – talk about working hard, right?
Educated in Nebraska
Being quite good at math, Modu received his undergraduate degree at University of Nebraska in Computer Science. After that, he went for his Masters Degree, but he tells Nick that he had felt something was not right.
Although Modu had a great job after getting his Masters Degree, he never had time to work out to stay in shape. After sitting at a desk all day and into the evening, every day for quite some time, he realized that this wasn’t a healthy lifestyle.
To L.A. and Cabo as a trainer
As someone who loves to make contacts and connections, Modu became the best trainer everywhere he worked, like 24hr Fitness. Being an instant success as a trainer, he moved to Cabo and set up shop. There, he created and grew his training business until he became known as the best trainer in Cabo.
Baja California Sur real estate
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Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!
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