I was wandering down the street like any other day near Honolulu and Ocean View Aves., going about my personal business while seeking unsuspecting locals to torture with my pre-planned and annoyingly insidious questions. But this day was different. I could feel it. I was looking forward to a break in my monotony, as the Fresh Prince would say. But I didn’t foresee that break being Fernando, a picturesque cover boy of physical . I could already hear the drums…
Name: Fernando Gaviria
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Relationship Status: Single
Interested In: An open minded partner in crime.
What’s your sign?
I don’t know. I just couldn’t think of anything else to say. Are those real?
Oh. So you’re evil?
We have the worst reputation in the zodiac. And believe all of it. But we also have a good rep for being very loyal friends. They say we are jealous, but I am not at all.
Are you single?
My wife and I are separated. I am not officially single yet, according to the law.
Other than the pending , what else do you do for fun?
I’m a trainer. I do individual and group training. I used to work at right here on Honolulu Avenue.
You look good. If you were to get into a future relationship, what would the top three qualities you would want in a woman?
Physical attraction is important. And it sounds like a cliché, but friendship. And she would have to be my partner in crime.
What is the crime?
The crime is a lot. I am an open person.
Like someone that wants an open relationship?
Well, I do think it’s depressing to be with one person forever. In an open relationship, there would be less divorce and less cheating.
Yes, well, that would be the idea.
And if the woman I am with sleeps with another man, they may just find out that it’s worse than being with me.
But what if she thinks the other man is better?
That’s the risk. Most women don’t understand that it’s only sex for men. We don’t connect emotionally the way women do. We are able to separate the two. This is not PG-13, so I hope you are careful.
You can’t eat the same food every day, right?
I cannot fully disagree.
Every five years, sit down with your spouse and talk about how the relationship is going and you either sign up for five more additional years or move on.
I think that’s pretty much what happens anyway.
I have been twice.
Then you certainly utilized that five year plan. So, you love the . Is George Clooney your hero?
Yes. He is successful and happy! The church and society need to control people into getting married, having kids. Why does anyone want to follow those rules? Maybe I am just messed up.
I agree with you about marriage being overrated. And this comes from someone that is . But it just isn’t for everyone and a lot of people feel external pressure.
I know so many guys who are married and are unhappy.
I know my husband is. Any nightmare dating stories?
Many years ago, I met a girl on Craigslist...
This can’t be going anywhere good.
I am against . But I did it once and went to go meet her after talking to her online. She didn’t show me her picture. I showed up at the party that she wanted a date for and she was yelling my name across the room as she sits with all of her friends. She was just not my type, to say the least. I went to the bathroom and I never came back. I still feel bad about it.
I am speechless. But before we go, any workout tips for a runner like myself?
How long do you run for?
About an hour a day.
Start running for only 25 minutes. You aren’t burning fat anymore after that point, just muscle. You strike me as the type of girl that does all cardio and not so much weights. I can train you and help you with your work outs. You should gain ten pounds, though.
Maybe we shouldn’t work out together.
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