The Role Model In You – Thom W. Newcomb, Financial Advisor

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Today’s Guest – Thom W. Newcomb

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

My name is Thom W. Newcomb, I have just turned 40 years old and I am a financial advisor with TW Newcomb & Assoc a platinum firm with Ameriprise Financial.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

Ironically it was my Brother who inspired me to eat health and stay fit. I say Ironically as he currently fights weight issues and it appears the roles have reversed as I am now the one to encourage him.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My brother inspired me to compete in sports including wrestling where health and fitness is key. My brother was at every match and pushed me to be better, stronger, and more athletic than even he was. The majority, if not all, of my athletic achievements were a direct result of his encouragement to stay fit, eat healthy, and push myself to the next level.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

My brother was top of his class for fitness and athletics, was voted athlete of the year,breaking records along the way, he achieved starting positions and awards, and at a predominantly younger than normal age. And while I looked up to my brothers achievements he wanted me to be even better. Many want to maintain the glory for themselves but he looked at me as a person to achieve as much or even more. I never genetically achieved the size and muscular build my brother naturally had, but he believed that by maximizing my quickness, lean muscle, and athletic ability, I could still out achieve him. While I doubted this, I later came to realize… he never did. He believed in me until my own belief kicked in.

I too achieved athlete of the year, national medals, college scholarships and a fit and healthy life that I never could have imagined. I easily could have coward in his shadow, but he certainly was not going to hear of that, he raised me up on a pedestal that without him never would have existed.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Yes, I now volunteer my time to youth programs focusing on positive attitudes and finding that hidden talent that many don’t realize they have. I dedicate a great deal of time and energy giving to others with the hopes of helping them feel the way my brother helped me feel. While I may never be able to dedicate so focused on one person like he did,I hope my motivation as well as personal example leads others to the light that I found, which was all originally shown to me by my brother… the one who believed in me more than I did in myself.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Healthy living and fitness serve more purposes than just athletics. You have to pursue fitness as a way of life.

Yes,living a healthy life takes discipline ,commitment and sacrifices, but the rewards are far greater than our investments. If you set the foundation now, with healthy choices, you might sacrifice some instant pleasures in life ( being able to play video games instead of exercising, eating fast-food instead of quality food), but you will be rewarded by the quality of life that you later get to lead.

By doing the things others will not do now( exercise and give up unhealthy foods) you will be able to do the things others wish they could do later (enjoy life with no health problems).Healthy living is about leadership and you have to play the leading role in your own life.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

ameripriseadvisors.com/Thom.w.newcomb

The Role Model In You – Adrienne Smith, Elite Athlete And Media Entrepreneur

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Today’s Guest – Adrienne Smith

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

My name is Adrienne Smith. I am an elite athlete and media entrepreneur. I am a member of the U.S. women’s national tackle football team, the U.S. women’s national flag football team, and the Boston Militia (www.bostonmilitia.com – a pro women’s football team in Boston). As for my career, I operate two companies: Harlem Hip-Hop Tours (www.h3tours.com) and Gridiron Queendom (www.gridironqueendom.com).

Harlem Hip-Hop Tours is a tour company that provides educational field trips for schools and youth groups. The field trips focus on Harlem and NYC’s hip-hop industry. All of the field trips are “edutainment” in nature as they educate students about entrepreneurship, history, and the arts, while entertaining them as well.

Gridiron Queendom is a sports and edutainment company that provides online and live action content and events geared towards women and girls who play and/or are fans of American football.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

As a child, my mother was instrumental in teaching me to eat healthy and stay fit. She was a home economist and studied nutrition in college. My mother was a superb cook and always ensured that I ate healthy meals, every day of the week. I was an athlete by nature and she always encouraged me to play outside versus playing videogames indoors, and was an integral part of the genesis of my love for organized sports.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mother led by example. She always ate right and loved to run. My father also served as an exemplary role model. He was an avid tennis player and kept playing tennis well into his 60s.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

healthyheartThe example my parents set showed me that health was a lifestyle. Eating right and exercising is not something you do on the weekends, or when you’re trying to fit into a certain dress. Staying fit and eating healthy is a way of life. It just became the way I lived – plain and simple. I’ve never dieted, nor done some crazy workout regiment. My mother and father showed me through their lives, the benefits of continual exercise and eating right.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Absolutely! As a professional football player it is imperative that I stay fit and make healthy eating choices. I have lots of girls and boys who look up to me and want to know how I achieved my athletic success. Whether I am speaking at a school, or coaching a football clinic, I always teach children that the first step to success is eating the right food. The body requires foods such as fruits, vegetables, and protein to perform at its best. I also teach that exercise is not only good for the body, but it also is important for stimulating the mind.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

In addition to telling kids about the best foods for them to eat and the importance of playing outside or joining sports teams, I also tell them it is important to talk to their parents about eating right and exercising. Most children are at the mercy of their parents in terms of what food they eat. I try to reinforce and encourage kids to talk to their parents about eating healthily and to go on family outings such as hiking or bike riding so the whole family can adopt a healthy lifestyle.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

h3tours.com

The Role Model In You – Tim Sinclair, U-Be-Livin-Smart Co-founder

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Today’s Guest – Tim Sinclair

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Name: Tim Sinclair

Title: Co-Founder

Age: North of 45 – South of 50 – Feel 30

Living: Advocate healthy living and nutrient dense food products at U-Be-Livin-Smart. Company Mission is to provide the best of all Nutrient Dense products while being able help feed 88 Million underprivileged-undernourished in all the communities across North America where U-Be-Livin-Smart product is sold. Work to be a better person every day and influence those around me to be the same.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

My mother and my wife for two very different reasons. My motivation has come from experiencing first-hand how unhealthy (and healthy) choices shape families and people. There is a physical toll, of course, but the emotional toll always seems to be greater. My mom was a single parent, raising six children. She chain-smoked to survive her long days of work and raising my siblings and me. She passed away too young. Conversely, Sherri, my wife, always has found ways to “go for a walk” even in busiest time. Which seems to be every moment, as we raise four children who are 4 1/2 years apart in age (13-12-11-9).

3. What did they do to inspire you?

There is no single thing that my mom or wife did or do to inspire me – they are just themselves. In my opinion, actions always speak louder than words and if you really look and listen you can be inspired in the most surprising ways.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

As a self-diagnosed “Type A” personality, they have taught me to better understand that we can only live now and that planning for the future is pointless if you don’t have your mental and physical health. They motivated me to explore how and what balance means for me.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I do. I am still learning to “walk the walk” and our 13-year old is quick to call me out when I’m contradicting myself. Obviously, this is somewhat frustrating, and a lot humbling. It’s great to know that at least the message is getting across.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

You have the ability to choose everything that you do, hear, feel and see. Respect your body and mind. Understand that just because “we can” doesn’t always mean “we should”.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

ubelivinsmart.com

The Role Model In You – Chris Weiler, Performance Expert, Author – Part 2

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Today’s Guest – Chris Weiler

Continued from part 1 of this article…..Click here

By this time, items like white bread and other low nutrient dense foods were unwelcome guests in our home. My father rebelled, but my mother was resolute. My friends would say, “why don’t you have any normal food?” Typical packaged snack food such as chips and hostess anything could not be found in our kitchen. However, granola, vegetables, fresh and dehydrated fruits could always be found. I would reply by explaining to them what I had learned about food and how the body works, which earned me the nickname “V” (vocabulary) by my best friend, who would often say to me, “Okay, now say that so the rest of us can understand what you’re saying.”

4. How did their lesson change your life?

In my recently published nutrition book, The 3/4 Rule – How to Eat As A Young Athlete, http://amzn.to/17MIMH6 I tell the story of how my interest in nutrition began. ‘…one summer day before I entered eighth grade, I read multiple articles on exercise and nutrition. Two things happened as a result. First, I stood up from the table and declared to my family that I would stop using salt. Second, I rode my bike 6 ½ miles the next day to join the nearest health club and never looked back.’

That summer I formed a lifelong relationship with protein and becoming a regular at the local health food store. Think 800 square foot mom and pop store, as Whole Foods did not yet exist.

In my book’s acknowledgements I thank my mother ‘…for introducing me at a young age to smarter nutrition and to question everything.’ I’m pretty sure this was the genesis for my later developing the concept – ‘The thing Has No Power – You Do!’

In our push button society we are conditioned to give our power for physical development to magic diets, exercises, equipment and apps. “Push that Stapes Easy Button and all your office supply needs will be met.” The thing Has No Power – You Do, helps redirect us back to where true empowerment starts – within.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

HealthPart of my business is involved with youth athletic development. There is not a day that goes by that I do not tell young athletes, including my daughter, ‘The thing Has No Power – You Do!’ The thing, the tool, has no power to give you anything until it is acted upon by you. Your intention, guided by your mind, body and heart determine how skillfully you use the tool, and the quality of what you create. This applies equally to all areas of physical and academic development, we just happen to be focusing on health, fitness, sports, etc. Although the language I use is appropriate to the age group, the message is the same – empowering kids to think and attach that thinking to their intention and their actions.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Cause and Effect baby – no one’s immune! Every action you take and every thought you create reinforces either a positive or negative effect in your body, heart and mind. We all have the power to decide whether we make empowering or disempowering deposits in our physical, mental and emotional bank accounts. Whatever you choose to deposit most, determines what is available for you to withdraw and use to power your life.

When I speak to youth sports teams on nutrition, I tell them ‘you are what you eat is true in the sense that about every 6 months we replace a large percentage of the cells in our body – blood, skin, hair, etc. As such, the nutrients we put in our body literally help shape our future selves.

If everyone says it, it must be true. Never accept this Consensus Reality. Always challenge Common Knowledge (what everyone knows, but is actually wrong about). The health/fitness industry is in a current love affair with evidence based research and many are becoming conditioned to holding it up as the final word on a subject. It’s important that kids understand that at best, this is a starting point for further discovery and discourse. This is provided the research is conducted correctly – mostly it is not. The point is not to accept information at face value, especially if it is online. Learn to think your way through life and dig to uncover and understand the root of how things work. It makes sifting through all the Common Knowledge and Consensus Reality much easier.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

ChrisWeiler.com

The Role Model In You – Chris Weiler, Performance Expert, Author – Part 1

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Today’s Guest – Chris Weiler

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

· Chris Weiler – Performance Expert

· Published author, speaker, trainer, coach. Age – 45

· Maximizing performance in athletes, fortune 500’s and YOU!

· National Academy of Sports Medicine – Athletic / Strength / Nutrition Development

· President of D.I.G.S. Inc. (Devil In Gym Shoes)

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I was first inspired by my mother to eat healthy. I was 10 years old when my mother was pregnant with my brother. It was at that time she joined LaLeche League, an organization that promotes a natural, healthy lifestyle and diet from birth, which includes breast feeding.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mother became very involved with LaLeche League and over the next 2 years became a leader in the organization. My mother fueled the fire of my voracious appetite for reading and understanding how things work at the root level with conversation, books and research. It was important for her that I explore how the body works, and consistently shared her LaLeche league information with me as well as brought me to meetings to experience conversations and presentations by group members and medical professionals. In our home I observed my mother counsel new mothers both in person and on the phone on a regular basis.

healthyheartMy brother had terrible seasonal allergies that required management during his elementary school years. Since my mother questioned the efficacy and long term effects of the pharmacological choices recommended by the medical community, she declined to introduce them to his system. Instead she began testing natural, whole food based combinations to manage his allergies. Although some of the things he ate and drank looked and smelled gross to me and my friends, my brother loved them and they worked! His allergies were managed with no medication. I consistently saw and believed that the status quo can and should be challenged. I was led to believe that you can wield the tools at your disposal to craft and shape whatever you want to make it work for you personally. This enabled me to see science and research as an objective starting point, but by no means the final word or correct in and of itself.

As an adolescent I became heavily involved in martial arts and at some point began modifying it to suit my needs and movement style. My friends told me “you can’t make up your own movements, you have to learn them.” I replied, ‘why not? Everything that has ever been created by humans started in someone’s mind and made up in reality, including all forms of martial arts.’ It is this spirit of self-confidence, self-reliance and adventure that my mother helped inspire. In my middle teen years, an unknowing co-conspirator named Bruce Lee shared the role model space with my mother. Bruce Lee was famous for creating his own hybrid form of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do. His philosophy, “Absorb what is useful, discard what useless, and add what is essentially your own.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

The Role Model In You – Briana Santoro, Certified Nutritionist, Author

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Today’s Guest – Briana Santoro

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

My name is Briana Santoro. I am 31 years old. I am a Certified Nutritionist, the author of the #1 Best Selling cookbook Get Naked In The Kitchen, a leading health and wellness speaker, and the Founder and Chief Product Undresser at The Naked Label, a tell-it-like-it-is website that undresses the food we eat.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

There were two people who inspired me at a young child to eat healthy and stay fit. Those people are my parents.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

I must confess that I didn’t always feel “inspired” by my parents when it comes to learning the important lessons about eating healthy. As a kid, we didn’t have sugar as an ingredient in my house, I was fed vegetarian food like millet and tofu, my mom made my own ‘fruit leather’ from dehydrated blended fruit, and my brother and I were the kids in the class that no one wanted to be partnered with on “share your lunch day”. I used to argue with and scream at my mom constantly. I would tell her how bad a mother she was because I wasn’t allowed to have Joe-Louie’s and Flakies like all the other kids. I was angry that my peanut butter didn’t say skippy on the container, and that my bread was brown instead of white. However, lucky for me they ignored me on this issue and continued to feed me a diet filled with whole, natural foods. I didn’t realize it at the time, but what I later came to realize is that as much as it annoyed me at the time, they gave me one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child (right up with there love), and that is the gift of health. They helped to ensure that I created a healthy body and along they way taught me about the importance and power of good healthy food.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

healthyheartLater when I left home and started cooking for myself I quickly realized how horrible my body felt when I wasn’t eating ‘mamma’s’ cooking! I realized that if I fed myself healthy foods I would be healthy and feel amazing. This is when my interest in food started to really develop. I started reading a lot about food and became extremely interested in where our food came from. At the time I was working in Business Strategy Consulting. I was the one in the lunchroom telling everyone how the food they were eating was hurting their body. I always saw food as a passion more than a career. However, one day I took it a step further. I decided to follow my passion and go back to school where I became a Certified Nutritionist. I will be forever grateful to my parents for the health they gave me as a child and for the inspiration they gave me to have the health I desire as an adult.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I am passionate about spreading information about health with everyone I meet. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than knowing I have been able to pay-it-forward and give the gift of health to someone else.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

My main message to children today would be to open their eyes to what is in the food they are eating and how those food choices impact their body. Warning kids about the risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t often resinate with them. However, demonstrating how food can help them get better grades in school, clear up acne, give them more energy, and even improves their looks can be more effective.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

TheNakedLabel.com

The Role Model In You – Scott Fiori, Professional Plumber, Founder / Owner Of Able Plumbing & Drain Service

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Today’s Guest – Scott Fiori

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Scott Fiori, a third generation professional plumber, founder and owner of Able Plumbing & Drain Service – San Diego, CA.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

As a child I did not need motivation to eat healthy, because my eating habits were pretty much formed by my parents. It was not until later in life that I realized that as younger I did all the healthy things, that today are so highly promoted by dietitians, fitness instructors, wellness coaches, and even medical doctors. Building up healthy habits from an early stage is what made those routines stuck and further develop into a tradition to take care of my body and mind up until today. As a child it was a common thing to be encouraged to have a snack at 10 a.m. that often tended to come as half a cucumber sliced in four pieces with salt. The vegetable could vary: sometimes I’d have a sliced red or green fresh pepper, a carrot or two. For an afternoon snack I used to have an apple, a pear, grape, whatever the season allowed. The morning breakfast was rich, the supper – lighter. I ate rarely sweets, even though I adored those – they came in the shape of tasty baked treats made by my grandmother. I was out in the open all day long, exercising without knowing it – playing football, swimming, just running with the kids from the neighborhood on the next mischievous adventure that we have come up with.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My family prepared themselves the food that we ate, I was a witness of most of the processes. It was a fascinating experience, especially when most of the produce was grown by us. I would never forget the aroma of the strawberry jam that grandma made us when we were kids, or the refreshing cold elder juice that she treated us with when me and my cousins came back thirsty from the playground. My love of cooking, healthy cooking especially, was inspired at quite an early age, today my wife often jokes that I am a better cook than she is.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

healthillustratedMy life will be forever marked by those childhood years, when I was eager to have a bunch of grapes to share it with my friends, or to go climb the neighbor trees with the hope to snatch a pair or plums. Today I sometimes indulge in fast foods like pizzas and burgers, yet my love for the organic fruits and vegetables will never fade. Now after knowing the delight of playing outdoors and eating food that boost your energy instead of making you lazy and sleepy, I am adopting a strict educational approach towards my kids. I am trying to show them what they would miss if they spend their whole day before their Play Station, computer or TV, munching candy bars and chips all day long.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

Yes, I am trying to make my kids fall in love with homemade food just as once I did, and I encourage them to pursue outdoor activities, there is no such a rewarding rest after having run all day long around the block, letting the sun burn your face and the kids share your fascination for been careless and free.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I’d prefer to address the parents instead: do not oblige your kids to eat healthy food, just let them taste some delicious fruits and vegetables and do it often. Minimize the number of candies and sweets in your fridge and cupboards and substitute those with fruits instead. But do not stop there, offer those fruits and vegetables to your kids as morning or afternoon snacks till they start asking for their daily slice of pear, a tangerine or a banana on their own.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

ableplumbinganddrain.com

The Role Model In You – G. Brian Benson, Author, Actor And Filmmaker

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Today’s Guest – G. Brian Benson

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

G. Brian Benson. I am an Author, Actor and Filmmaker

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I would have to say it was a combination of my parents and some of my early sports heroes.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My mom always made sure that we had nice, balanced healthy meals which included the 4 food groups. In regards to the healthy and fit aspect…I was very active. I was always playing some sport or baseball after school with my friends.

My father was a good athlete and he got me started playing most all of the popular sports at a young age. Little league baseball, flag football, YMCA basketball, as well as golf and tennis. We attended a lot of sporting events (Oregon State basketball and football, Portland Trailblazer basketball) so I got to see great athletes in action. I worshiped Blazer players. I also had a love affair with baseball and it’s history. As a young kid I used to write to now long dead old timers (Satchel Paige, Pee Wee Reese and Hank Greenberg…just to name a few) and receive notes and autographs from them. It was very exciting.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

I think that my active lifestyle as a kid…as well as my balanced diet gave me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone in my early twenties to pursue the sport of triathlon and other endurance events. The lessons also gave me an amazing foundation for the rest of my life.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

healthyheartDefinitely! I convey this message to kids and adults. It is so important to have physical activity and a well balanced diet in our lives today for so many reasons. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago when my first book “Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy to Use Ideas on How to Live a Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life!” came through me unexpectedly that I realized how important life balance is for all of us. Physical activity, proper diet, down time, healthy relationships, expressing oneself and getting enough sleep are imperative for a fulfilling life.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

I would say get outside and play! Doesn’t matter what…just get outside. Play is so good for not only our health but also good for our soul. Pay attention to what you eat also. Take mental notes on how something makes you feel after you eat it…if it doesn’t give you energy and make you feel good…it’s probably not good for you.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

gbrianbenson.com

The Role Model In You – Ethan Benda, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

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Today’s Guest – Ethan Benda

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Ethan Benda, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, 39 yrs. old, I have been a Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach for over 13 years.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

I was raised mostly by a single mother, my uncle Mark was only a little older than me. He was the one that got me playing sports. I remember when I was 7 or 8 years old he introduced me to weight training–just some basic exercises using those old plastic dumbbells that you could buy at Sears. Something about the experience stuck with me. I kept adding to my exercise routine–pushups, sit-ups, just basic stuff.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

I will never really know what it was that Mark said or did that made exercise stick for me. I think I just recognized that HE was a fit and healthy person. He was athletic and was always willing to introduce me to new sports. He encouraged me a lot, which I think helped.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

That CREATED my life. I don’t know any other lifestyle than athletics and being fit. It was so important to me as a kid that I taught others in the neighborhood how to exercise. I was that weird kid in the neighborhood that built obstacle courses and made the other kids do pushup and sit-up contests. I think if I never became a trainer, I would feel empty now.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

I have an 8 year old boy. He has been familiar with gyms since he was born. I am VERY conscious of teaching him a healthy lifestyle. He knows about eating healthy and being active. I still compete in natural bodybuilding and Jiu-Jitsu, and try to take him with me to my competitions to show him sportsmanship and what that type of competition is about.. His step-mom is also a Trainer and Fitness Competitor. I think it’s cool that he gets to see women being strong, active and healthy also.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

Play. Play a lot. Stay active. Find a role model that lives a healthy lifestyle and follow their example. Kids are smart. They know what’s healthy. It’s usually the parents that force bad habits onto kids. Sometimes it’s the kids that need to educate the adults.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

FitInKC.com

The Role Model In You – Jim Johnson, Teacher, Coach, Motivational Speaker And Author

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Today’s Guest – Jim Johnson

1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?

Jim Johnson, High School Physical Education Teacher, Varsity Boys Basketball coach and Motivational Speaker, and author of A Coach and a Miracle. Age 54. I presently work as a teacher and coach. Will be
retiring in June of 2014 to become a full-time speaker and workshop leader.

2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?

The person who inspired be to have a healthy lifestyle was my Dad. My Dad was my high school P.E. teacher and basketball coach. He loved to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. He was a wonderful role model for me.

3. What did they do to inspire you?

My Dad practiced what he preached. He took great care of himself by exercising consistently, eating many fruits and vegetable and doing things in moderation. My Dad turns 80 this year and is still in
excellent health. I attribute that to the positive health habits he established early in his life.

4. How did their lesson change your life?

healthillustratedThe way my Dad lives his life inspired me to create healthy habits early in my life that I still maintain. My Dad always emphasized moderation in everything you do and take care of your health. He is a wonderful role model for me.

5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?

My personal mission is to be an outstanding role model who makes a positive difference in the world by helping others have their dreams come true. It was very important for my wife and me to be great role models for our son. We emphasized having an exercise plan, eat the right foods, and get enough rest. We also taught our son different ideas to help cope with stress such as meditation. My wife and I are both Physical Education teachers and #1 we want to be great role models for a healthy lifestyle for our students. We also research a lot on the most up to date health ideas that we share with our son and our students. My wife and I exercise almost every day.

6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?

My main message I share with my students is to lead an active person. I highly recommend that they find an exercise, sport, or activity that makes them a mover. We also share the most recent nutrition
information. I also believe that you have give children positive habits to deal with stress. Getting enough rest is a high priority.

A quote I love is: Live your life so when a child thinks of a person of integrity, they think of you.

7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?

coachjimjohnson.com