Today I have decided to interview my father. There are a lot of things I could interview him about because his life experience is vast, but I chose to hone in on a topic that seems to be of some interest to you all, and that is fitness. My dad is more than qualified to discuss this topic, both because of his personal fitness level, and also because of his background in fitness and human anatomy. I was very lucky to grow up learning from him- I always had the know-how when it came to physical fitness, and I realize that for those who do not have this knowledge, it makes the journey to fitness much more difficult. So I am willing to share my dad with you, so that you can hopefully gain some understanding that will help you reach your goals!
My father's name is Sonny DeLeo, and I now proudly turn this interview over to him. Enjoy!
About me: First off this is what I’m not: I’m not a doctor, a theorist, an author, a scientist, a nutritionist, a celebrity spokesperson, a physiologist or host of my own reality weight loss program. I am however relaying to you over 30 years of in the field testing, training and actually working with people learning what works and what doesn’t. I spent 9 years in the US Navy, 5 of them as a navy diver where fitness meant the difference of life or death. It was not optional it was part of your duty to get and stay in top shape. I was a licensed massage therapist and personal trainer with certifications with: YMCA, ACSM, IDEA and a certified Nautilus fitness trainer expert. I trained housewives to pro athletes, military personnel to high school drop outs. Currently I am lic NY State Physical Therapist Assistant working in a nursing home helping seniors with a whole host of medical conditions and complications regain their strength and physical fitness within reason. I gave motivational and fitness lectures throughout S. Florida to audiences of hundreds. I speak simple, direct and straight forward. I personally have been on a roller coaster of weight ups and downs my whole life and understand every temptation and weakness. I tried almost every popular diet there is so I know what works and what doesn’t. I am a user of fitness supplements and although I believe in them and use them they aren’t necessary to achieve success, just one more tool to be managed if wanted. I am 54 years old so I understand aging and it’s affects on your body and ability to achieve your goals. I am a food addict so I understand the difficulty of eating clean which I still struggle with. I am Christian man and know the power of faith and prayer, both essential in my life if I’m to succeed in anything I set out to accomplish. I think I understand the new person’s struggles setting out to ‘get in shape’. But no matter what I say, do or teach it always comes down to personal responsibility, discipline, consistency and what motivates you. And that’s where the battle is won or lost: inside yourself. My sincere prayer is that you get something to inspire you and that helps you meet your goals from my Q and A here. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts and knowledge with you all. God bless and may God give you the strength to succeed in all you set out to do that is righteous and of His will.
1. What can I do to get rid of my stomach area.
YOU CANNOT OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET. SUCCESS ON BEING FITTER, HEALTHIER AND LOOKING GREAT IS 75% DIET 25 % EXERCISING, BUT ALWAYS 100% DISCIPLINE.
4. What is the best thing to do to tone my body up?
5. What can I do if I hit a plateau?
6. I don't have a lot of time to exercise, how much/long do I really need to do?
I hope you enjoyed these tried and true words from my dad. It is vital that you truly understand what is going on inside your body where diet and fitness is concerned, because that is how you will be able to make the proper changes needed to meet your fitness goals. Thank you very much dad for doing this interview, and also or everything you have taught me growing up. I love you!
Stay tuned for more interviews from people of all different walks of life in my upcoming blogs. Hope you have a great week, and I will see you Friday!