As part of my new web series, The Role Model In You, here is my most recent interview. The Role Model In You series discusses how individuals were influenced as a child to lead a healthy lifestyle. It covers who influenced these individuals, the changes they made in their life to be healthy, and the message they would like to convey to the youth of today. Our guests include doctors, soccer stars, Super Bowl champions, NBA players, Olympic gold medalist, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and just regular people looking to share their story. I hope you enjoy it!
1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
My name is Adam Badger. I’m a 20 year-old Certified Personal Trainer, helping individuals daily to achieve their fitness goals. Currently, I’m a student at Florida A&M University majoring in Criminal Justice.
2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?
Honestly, numerous people have played a role in my healthy lifestyle choices that inspired me to eat healthy and stay fit. As a child my mother consistently told me I picked up my habits from my father because he was always into fitness. However, as I got older I became more inspired by the people around me specifically some of family members who were very athletic, and into physical fitness.
3. What did they do to inspire you?
My family is my biggest role model. They inspired me by staying active and physically fit in sports and exercising. Many of my older cousins were athletes as teens and now in their adult life. I think that growing up around them trying to imitate them as the youngest, inspired me the most.
4. How did their lesson change your life?
The lessons handed down from my family changed my life tremendously. I was able to learn about fitness and health through many different situations. I had a family member die due to a heart attack. Also, I’ve had a family member in a coma on the risk of death due to health problems. However, from both situations I now understand that the body is precious and should not be taken for granted.
5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?
Yes, whenever I see a child I always make it a point to let them know that exercise is important not only to the body but to the mind as well. The message I convey to kids is to let them know that health and fitness is a serious issue in America and from my message, I hope they are inspired just as I was.
6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?
My main message to children today, would be to take care of your body while you’re still young because you have the power to change the lifestyle of future kids just by the choices you make today. I would also want them to remember that what you put into your body is what you will get out of it.
7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?