EP020 – New Year – New You with Fitness Expert Tommy Gentleman
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In this episode, we tackle one of the most common problems we face when January comes along, the excess pounds most of us could have put on over the holiday season. Although it is possible to loss the excess baggage before this month ends, many fail to do so.
Tommy Gentleman is a personal development consultant, a life coach, personal trainer, and a fitness expert – all that at the age of 29! Today, he will help us start the year off right by sharing with us his best tips, techniques, and tricks on how to get back into shape (after the holidays), and how to stay focused continually on our fitness throughout the year.
In this episode, we talk about how Tommy found his “WHY”, and how his family has responded to it as he discovered it at a relatively young age.
Tommy shared how in the fitness industry it is important that you develop a culture, rather than simply offering services.
We also talked about why most of us are very eager to work on our fitness in January, but never really follow through for the rest of the year. He covers how you become “excuse-proof” when it comes to working out.
We also discussed three habits that we could all do that will help us in our quest of losing those extra pounds. And they are:
- Eat slower – If you do so, you are changing the rhythm of your action and physical behaviour, therefore you are challenging your mind to notice that it’s different.
- Move a little bit more – Use the stairs instead of the lift!
- Involve other people – You are at your best when you get the support of the people closest to you.
In this episode we also tackled how sometimes it is difficult for some people to take the first step towards a better health and fitness practice. Tommy shares that there are two ways that people are challenged to change, it is either they had an experience that scared them OR they get inspired.
Personal philosophy is key and this has to be as genuine and as honest, as organic, and as open as much as possible in order to inspire others.
Tommy and I discussed the importance of knowing the power of your responsibility because the things we do creates expectations (in terms of the HOW, the WHAT, and the WHY).
Tommy pointed out how you are your own business, and the business is you, thus you need to take care of every part of you.
The 5 P’s that will change when you go all in on your are health:
- Passion – increases when you are more passionate about yourself.
- Productivity – you get more things done when you have more energy.
- Positivity – you get less mood swings when your blood sugar is being regulated.
- Presence – you will have more energy to spend with your family.
- Power – this means whatever it means to you.
Lastly, Tommy tackled the importance of having a PLAN!
Golden Nugget Round
Question 1 – What would you tell your 18 Year Old Self?
You are going to do amazing things faster IF you have the right people helping you.
Question 2 – What would you lecture at University today?
Question 3 – What was your biggest investment or financial decision?
It would be putting the inheritance that I received from my grandfather into the business.
To contact Tommy, feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and Resources
If you want to achieve any physical change, then there is a set of criteria that you need to do – you need to eat, move and think a certain way! –Tommy Gentleman
Fitness is a learning process. –Tommy Gentleman
Know the power of your responsibility because the things we do creates expectations (in terms of the HOW, the WHAT, and the WHY). –Tommy Gentleman
You are your business, and the business is you! –Tommy Gentleman