Meet Hector Llamas Sandoval, the Fitness Supervisor at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta. Hector has spent twelve years working for the Villa Group to inspire our members to live the healthiest and happiest lives possible. He has been bodybuilding for more than 20 years and recently won the ”Mr. Jalisco 2016” and “Mr. Mexico 2016” fitness contests.

Read what Hector had to say in a recent interview:

What would you like our members to know about you?

I would like to invite everyone to visit the Fitness Center at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta while on vacation so that I can share my best advice on working out with you and help you achieve your goals.

Where did your passion for fitness begin?

At 20 years old I felt that I was gaining weight and I wasn’t happy with the way I felt about this. I decided to try going to the gym to exercise on a daily basis. I discovered that working out was a very motivating experience for me and I liked how exercising made me feel. This feeling has continued for 30 years and I feel that it has energized my life.

What is your background in Fitness?

I worked at the Qualton Hotel’s Gym for 6 years and for the Gold’s Gym for 5 years. These experiences brought me to the Villa Group, where I have worked in the Fitness Center for almost 12 years.

What is your favorite part about working at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta?

My work allows me to help others, which is very rewarding. Many of the members and guests I meet become my friends and keep coming back to the resort. I enjoy seeing these members and guests year after year and building relationships with them. It is satisfying to know that I am helping people live healthy lives.

What is your favorite memory with fitness and why?

My favorite memory with fitness was being recognized as the winner of Mr. Vallarta at age 23. This was just a few years after I decided to exercise and live a healthy life. I was spending four hours a day working out and this award made me realize I had succeeded.

What motivates you to do this work?

Being able to live my passion daily motivates me. Work does not feel like “work” to me but rather a blessing because I am helping others do what I love.

We invite you to stop by the Fitness Center at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta so that Hector can help you meet your fitness goals. You can tell Hector what your goals are, how much time you have to dedicate to these goals, and any physical limitations you may have so that he can design the perfect workout routine for you. Hector also teaches members and guests techniques to improve their posture, how to use workout equipment, and how to advance in your workout routines so that you are constantly living life as the healthiest version of you.

The Fitness Center at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is located by the Villa Del Mar pool and is open daily. Monday thru Friday the Fitness Center is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays the Fitness Center is open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Please ask your concierge for more information.