Dr. Jose Almeida is a vascular surgeon in Miami who had dreamed of becoming a bodybuilder since he was a kid. Although he had worked out in gyms since he was 15 years old, he found it difficult to dedicate the time to build a bodybuilder physique with the responsibilities of being a busy surgeon, husband and father of four children.
In 2003, he began training with Yaxeni Oriquen and she taught him how to make the time to train and eat consistently. She held him accountable. Dr. Almeida stepped onto a bodybuilding stage for the first time in 2008, and as of 2022, Dr. Almeida has competed in 17 bodybuilding shows and is still going strong with Yaxeni as his trainer.
2008 Southern States with Yaxeni (my first show)
2020 Pittsburgh North America