Matteo Guidicelli never does things half-baked. If something sparks his interest, he always gives it his best shot – whether he’s racing in a triathlon, acting in a movie, or venturing into new businesses.
“I like putting myself out there and seeing how far I can go,” he admits.
The confidence with which he pursues his interests can easily be mistaken for mere audacity. However, it is anchored on something deeper: the knowledge that he is in the best of health.
“Being fit and well gives me the freedom to go after the things I want, and it’s always fulfilling,” he says.
Matteo has his parents to thank for being enlightened about the importance of physical wellness at a young age. His father Gianluca was especially a big influence, with Matteo having front-row seats to his own journey towards good health.
“We stayed in the United States for a while and when we came back to the Philippines, my dad was overweight, with his blood pressure and cholesterol nearing danger levels,” Matteo recalls. “His doctors said there were so many things he needed to fix with his health.”
Undaunted, the older Guidicelli bought himself a bike, then started an active lifestyle. Gianluca swam, bike, and ran regularly until he was in the pink of health again.
“That’s the story of how he started in triathlons and eventually inspired me and my siblings to follow suit,” Matteo says.
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