JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When he’s not running his own business, Angel Villegas spends long hours pumping iron at the gym.

The owner of Raw Cuts barbershop and competitive bodybuilder caught the eye of the producers of NBC’s The Titan Games, billed as an athletic competition series for everyday people who are also extraordinary athletes.

“It’s probably one of the funnest things I’ve ever done in my life,” Villegas tells First Coast News.

The show stars The Rock, a childhood hero.

“To actually see him in person it was just crazy,” Villegas said. “He was everything you would imagine him to be, super humble, super motivating.”

Villegas says motivation is key when running your own business, hitting the gym, and competing on national television.

“There’s no words to explain how amazing it was of an experience,” Villegas said.”

Watch Villegas take on the Titan Games on NBC-12 Thursday at 8:00 p.m.