Hello i am Oumar Camara and I am a Co-Creator of Safari® Fitness
Oumar spent much of his childhood in the West African countries of Senegal, Guinea and Nigeria, which he describes as his "hometown"
A Belgian national born in a traditional military home, son of a U.S. war veteran. Born Oumar Truman Ajilloh Chevara Camara.He has been very athletic as a kid with too much energy that made it hard for his parents to keep me grounded!
Growing up I was involved in many different sports and fitness disciplines.I started at the early age of eight (8), kicking football around the house, breaking windows and glasses. Then at twelve (12) years of age I became a junior athlete with my school team but my coach later took me off the junior athletic team, said I was too fast for boys my age so he made me join the team for fourteen (14) year olds. I was terrified because I said to myself that i will be the only little kid amongst them, and would definitely be the one that would get picked on, but at the same time I had a winning desire burning within me to prove am good enough to play amongst them.
That experience taught me many important lessons at a very early stage of my life, such as hard work ethic, self-discipline, respect for others, humility and accountability. I asked my Dad to help train me so I could be bigger and stronger, or to sign me up to a fitness club for muscle training but as a military officer my Dad had no time to train me and would not sign me up to any fitness gym because i was only twelve (12) years old and too young that no gym will accept me at that age.I was really sad and mad at everyone around me because I wanted to be stronger or even be bigger than the boys on my school athletic team.
As my desire and will to be better grew, the next four (4) years I learned to train the hard way by breaking all rules without fitness Gyms or a trainer by lifting heavy rocks, car engines, heavy truck wheels and bags of sands, looking back today i won’t advice no kid to try it, many times i had torn tendons and dislocated wrist with torn muscles but yet kept on training until i felt no more pain. I know what you are thinking right now but Yes! i was too young, too determined and stupid at that time taking all those risks but it worked out for me at the end..