Jimmy Pino, Digital Director at Creative on Demand
The Columbia native is, first and foremost, an athlete, having ran the 200 meters in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Now, as a software developer, working at Creative on Demand advertising agency in Miami, he squeezes in workouts when he can. “As my previous boss once told me, ‘This is not a 9-5 job.’ It takes a lot of time, so my options to exercise are limited,” he says.
Luckily, as a sprinter, he jokes that his “long runs” are 5ks. He usually goes on two per week, and then runs sprint workouts—repeating 300 to 500 meters multiple times over—twice a week, and completes a weekly plyometric workout, jumping chairs and other obstacles. Mornings are best for beating the heat and smog.
“For me, going out running allows me to clear my mind and helps me solve some of the challenges I may encounter during the day. Exercise has also helped me to be disciplined and dedicated to my job. On the track, my goal was always a certain meet or championship. In my career, my goal is to keep our clients happy with efficient and innovative ideas that serve to bring attention to consumers. Exercise has also helped set realistic goals for my career and personal life,” he says.
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