When Andrew Creary played football at Hampton University, he could bench 356 lb. and squat more than 500 lb. But at 240 lb., he couldn’t do one pull-up.
Today, things are different: He’s a member of Bartendaz NYC out of Harlem. The experience has provided more than just physical fitness.
“I want to progress, but you have to know that that goes with life. You want to always learn. The smartest person knows that he can know more,” he says.
Hassan Yasin-Bradley, known as Giant, is the founder of the 10-year-old Bartendaz group.
“I never thought in my life I would touch the lives that I’ve touched,” says Yasin-Bradley, a former felon. “I never thought that I would meet a young lady named Dasani, who’s going through more difficulties than I ever been through in life. And we have a fundamental relationship through exercise.”
Ultimately, the 44-year-old Giant is on a mission to inspire others physically and mentally through what he calls natural movement. As he says, changing lives one pull-up at a time.
“’Mind up’—that’s serious.”
Video by Mike Koslap.
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