EP 19: Gangbanger to Community Builder, Luka Hocevar

In his youth in Slovenia, Luka Hocevar was a self-admitted criminal. Basketball saved him. And the training he did to prepare for Pro Basketball in Europe turned into his life's passion. But he doesn't view coaching as something limited to the gym. His groundbreaking Fitness Center, Vigor Ground Fitness, in Seattle, Washington is just the first step toward building a community and environment that helps kids avoid the traps he fell into on the street and helps adults live the life they were meant to live. Giving back by giving your all, with Vigor. Our conversation includes...

Being an outsider in a foreign land when you don't know the language. ## How being picked last led to playing Professional Basketball against the odds. ## The downfalls of being a gangster and the search for false status. ## Seizing an opportunity to train with world-class coaches as a teen. ## How one coach's questions led to choosing a better future. ## Why Pro Basketball isn't always what it's cracked up to be. ## Giving back - how Luka and Vigor Ground Fitness have thrown a charity event EVERY Saturday for over a decade. ## The power of a clear vision and the seeds of "Vigorville".  

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Emily Raiber