By Ryan Schuler
Take a look at Blake Sterger.
He may look like any other athletic 16-year-old, but what you don’t know is how long fitness has been a part of his life.
Growing up in a fitness-oriented family, Blake has always been active. He played baseball and soccer growing up, but fell in love with lacrosse at the age of eight and has continued it ever since.
“My friend Sam’s dad asked my parents if I could go to a clinic. The second I got there, I said, ‘This is the sport I’m playing. I’m playing lacrosse.’’’
Now as a sophomore at Rancho Bernardo High School, Blake will be starting on the varsity lacrosse team after spending last season on junior varsity!
In order to play at the next level, Blake knew he had to step up his training, so he started working out two hours every day throughout summer and beginning of this school year. His workouts are primarily weight lifting, but Blake also works in cardio for speed and to stay agile.
Not only is Blake motivated to do well on the lacrosse field, but also in the classroom. Last year as a freshman in high school, Blake struggled with organization and procrastination, which hurt his grades.
As a sophomore, he has made more of an effort to be organized, setting a nightly routine of homework followed by working out. The results are easily seen.
“I’ve been doing all my homework and getting better grades on my tests,” Blake said. “I’m way more organized.”
Blake knows there is a link between his training and improvement in school, and he encourages kids his age and younger to adopt the same lifestyle.
“If you have that motivation in one aspect, it will carry over into the next aspect,” Blake said. “Get that motivation to be healthy and it will work out with your schoolwork. You’ll be able to choose what you want to do with your future.”
The motivation is something Blake hopes to carry with him for the rest of his life. In the future, Blake would like a job in fitness and to coach lacrosse.
• Blake’s is a fan of action and suspense, so his favorite television shows are Bones and Hawaii Five-O.
• His favorite workout is abs because you have to push yourself.
• Blake loves photography, hiking and going to the beach.
• Blake competed in a 20-mile bike race on his eighth birthday.