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Jose Ortiz - Pro Male Physique
Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz - Pro Male Physique

Personal: Married, 2 children


Facebook: joby.hammersticks

State (residence): Florida

Available for posing exhibitions and/or seminars: Yes

Occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic

Hobbies: Travel, Theme park junky, Beach, Workout, Family time, Movies and Football

Pro Athlete Training since: 2006

Year Turned PRO: 2014

Stats: Height: 5' 7" Weight: Preshow 170 Weight: Show 150

2014 NGA Southern Cross Naturals - Men's Physique Short Division - 1st Place
2014 NGA Southern Cross Naturals - Overall - 2ndt Place

Education: College Graduate

BIO: I am a Firefighter/Paramedic for Reedy Creek Fire Department, which protects The Walt Disney World Resort. I am a husband and proud father of 2 boys, ages 11 and 1. I am a huge Denver Broncos fan. In 2005, I started to workout due to being only 116 lbs. I got tired of always being "the little skinny guy". I wanted to get bigger and stronger for myself and for my career as a Firefighter. Believe it or not, over 9 years I went from 116 lbs. to 170 lbs. I always maintained a clean diet and a good workout routine. This past year with the support of my beautiful wife, I decided to give it a try at the world of competitive bodybuilding. In May, I started training for my first bodybuilding show, which was in August. I entered in the Men's Physique class. I won 1st place in my class, 2nd place in the overall and obtained a Pro Card. I am very humbled from this experience and I will continue to train hard to reach my fullest potential. It's not about the destination, but about the journey. Very excited about this new chapter of my life, as I continue in the NGA Pro division.

Jose Ortiz