A Celebration Of Hispanic Heritage Month With Carlos Morales
We are incredibly grateful for the rich culture of our Hispanic employees, members, and communities that we serve. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the beautiful humans and businesses who contribute so much to our lives, communities, and country. Today, we want to introduce one of those amazing humans with you. Read more about our Chula Vista Assistant General Manager, Carlos Morales.
Give us a brief history of your work here at Chuze Fitness:
My journey with Chuze started three years ago when I joined as a Team Member and now currently an Assistant General Manager. I have been able to not only grow as a worker but have been able to grow as a person as well. Working here has given me a chance to connect more with my community and culture being located in a heavily populated Hispanic location.
Why is Hispanic Heritage Month significant and important to you?
It’s important to me because it’s a time for people to reflect upon the vibrant historical, cultural, social, and societal influence of Hispanic and Latinx people within the U.S. and throughout the world.
Tell us a little about what makes you unique?
What makes me unique is having two cultures and being able to bring them together and celebrate the richness of both.
Can you tell us a little more about how you celebrate your heritage and diversity through performing arts?
I’ve been able to celebrate and demonstrate my beautiful culture through the art form of dance, in specific Mexican ballet Folklorico and Drag. I have been able to show the richness and diversity of my culture through Folklorico for 15 years which is our traditional dance that represents Mexico. I have been able to educate and demonstrate what our beautiful culture is all over Mexico including Colombia, Canada, and China.
Being a proud Latinx has influenced me to incorporate my heritage into my drag. I find it important with having this other platform of art to be able to continue demonstrating my culture through it. I demonstrate my culture through drag by performing Latin songs and having beautiful outfits that are heavily inspired by my culture.
Please tell us anything more about your walk as a Latinx human in this country and what you’d love for others to know:
I love being a Latinx human in this country because of all the diversity within our own people, every country is so different and beautiful all at once. Being able to teach my culture and traditions to the world through my art form makes me the proudest. To be Hispanic means to be brought together through a language and celebrating what makes you and your community unique.