C.J. Senter, the 10 Year Old ‘Workout Kid’
Perhaps like you, I rolled my eyes in disbelief when I saw this article and picture. There goes yet another kid on protein shakes and who’s pressured by his parents, I thought. But the more I found out more about C.J. Senter, the 10 year old “Workout-Kid”, the more I realized that there was more than meets the eye.
Little C.J. started his fitness routine 5 years ago when his football coach told his team to get some exercise. Unlike other kids, C.J. took this to the next level. He started with push-ups, sit-ups, and eventually found a love for P90X.
Before you start rolling your eyes yet again, C.J. does not use weights nor does he engage in any crazy diets. “I love staying fit and healthy,” he tells ThePostGame, “I don’t do weights. I don’t do bench press. It’s not good for kids.”
So how was the little guy when he was younger (much younger than his current age of 10)? C.J.’s dad Carlos tells TPG about the time when C.J. climbed out of his crib on his own…at 7 months! “It was two, three o’clock in the morning, and boom!” his dad recounts, “My wife would go look in his room and here he comes, crawling out. He would go into the refrigerator, too.”
So where does C.J. get this burst of athleticism? No one in his family is as big of a fitness or sports buff as him. In fact, C.J. was the one who inspired his parents to get into better shape.
And I think this is what makes C.J. different. He teaches a fitness class for the older kids at his gym. Additionally, he gives out his “Workout Kid” videos, mostly for free.
C.J has two main goals in life — to get kids off the couch and to make it to the NFL. Unlike other kids, C.J. is already sprinting towards his goals. His workout DVD is in high demand. As for football? He’s already been named an MVP for Georgia state’s 8 and under and he’s already been playing running back and safety in the 10-and-over group as a much younger child.
Time can only tell what will happen to C.J. We hope that all this hard work will pay off and he becomes the next big running back, pretty much like his favorite player and nickname-sake, Titans speed demon, Chris “C.J.” Johnson.