Check It Out: Bob Harper, Fitness Instructor
Source: Men's Journal
I remember thinking the first time I saw Bob Harper on 'The Biggest Loser' that I wanted to do exactly what he was doing---inspire, motivate and help people change their lives. What stood out to me was the way he approached his clients and his practice. He was always calm and charismatic, and rarely forceful or rude. He seems to have a genuine love for his work and clients versus just a love for the attention he has received.
When I heard he had a heart attack while working out and technically died, it really scared me. I've been reading about athletes that seem to be in 'perfect' condition dropping dead from heart attacks, or pushing themselves to the point of exhaustion.
Hearing and reading these stories motivated me to get a full medical examination to make sure the machine I'm building is functioning properly. If things are off it's important we face them early and make the effort to fix them before things get worse. You never want to hear that something is wrong with you, which is what kept me from getting a full exam for so long, but the physiological components of our body are more important than the image the exterior projects.
Words of Wisdom:
"I had a mission to defy what age looked like to men, and I had always worked toward that. Now I am dealing with the fact that I am not going to be Superman. I am not going to be that guy. What does the new me look like? My doctors are trying to help me find other outlets. Telling me that life doesn’t have to be just about killing it in the gym. But I still love fitness." ~ Bob Harper