In 2013 Vivienne Shepherd, owner of Quesada Fitness Gym, asked Santiago Lopez what his dreams were. He told her that his ambition was to train a Champion or be a Champion.
Over the last 8 years Santiago has coached numerous Provincial and National Champions in all age groups and categories of KickBoxing and Boxing.
July 2021 was his first personal opportunity to compete in the Seniors over 94 Kg in Azuqueca de Henares Madrid last weekend and he came home as National Champion !
His student Ricardo Parraga also came home with the silver medal in the under 74 kgs light contact category.
Santiago has worked tirelessly through those years studying and gaining qualifications in all aspects of the sport he loves around a daily work schedule with the support of his wife Esther and 3 daughters, yet his priority was still to publicly thank his students, his colleagues,his co workers, his sparring partners and the local town hall for their encouragement and support.
This man is a credit to his profession with his dedication and passion and is an inspiration to others. He is living proof that when you follow your dreams, even if they start in a tiny run down gym, that anything and everything can be achieved.