Diego Fernando Saldarriaga
Diego Fernando Saldarriaga started his first business in 1993 when he was 17 years old. He formed a partnership with his friend and started an independent electronic-dance music record label, and they promoted many events at the top NYC dance clubs of that time. Since then, he has started and owned several businesses ranging from parking enforcement companies to network marketing ventures. He is an avid entrepreneur and the owner and president of a real estate investing company he started in 2008. He suffered a work-related back injury in July 2009, and he was facing the possibility of undergoing back surgery. After a year and half of inactivity, he weighed 210 pounds and his BMI was over 30, putting him in the obese category. He decided to regain his health, and he became very involved with Team in Training to participate in marathons and triathlons to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Today, he is 60 pounds lighter, and he enjoys a healthy BMI of 23.5. His new-found passion for endurance events and achieving optimum health has led him to promoting Americas #1 Weight-Loss and Fitness Challenge, to encourage people to focus on their health and to promote healthy habits. He is currently working on becoming a Strategic Intervention Coach, an RRCA Certified Coach, and an ITCA Certified Coach. To learn more about Diego Fernando Saldarriaga and about The Challenge, visit www.iloveachallenge.com or call (718) 740-0930.