At 5 years of age Elliott already was in good physical shape and the strongest kid in school.
And because of his physical appearance and mixed ethnicity he was often asked “What are you?” by teachers and other students. Not only did Elliott differ from his classmates physically but also mentally. He was more energetic and wanted to move.
As time continued and Elliott went to middle school he started to play American Football.
On the football field Elliott excelled because of his physical prowess and strength. At the same time he also began to develop in the philosophical department. He started reading books on the subject of “Who are you?” (e.g. by Rollo May) and already asked himself big questions at a very young age.
Through his athletic ability Elliott earned himself a scholarship for college Football at St. John’s University and played as an undersized defensive lineman. He went on to play running back in addition to defense, and led his team in sacks and touchdowns. He earned the title of team captain and MVP.
Then Elliott went to grad school to study strength and conditioning but discontinued his formal studies due to what he believes was too much theoretical and non-practical information.
Shortly after he married his high school girlfriend Colleen on the 18th of August 2002.