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Thursday 3 October 2013

Live a healthy life- In conversation with Michael Ueberroth.

As you guys know that I am putting a lot of effort in getting fit these days, I also want my readers to get fit. A healthy living leads to long and happy life. I have been meeting and interviewing a lot of fitness instructors.... and each one of them are brilliant at what they do. For a long time my idea of getting fit was- Stuffing my face with a giant cake and burping while talking to my mother on the phone at night and deciding that from the next morning come what may, I will get up at 5 and go running, which eventually never used to happen but thank God for the mirror which showed me the truth, all the fabulous clothes at the store which did not fit me and my wonderful photographer who told me that she will not click my pictures if I do not lose weight in two months because I look like a pig. (aww isn't she adorable?). Well after seeing and hearing so much of truth, how can Mary not do anything? So I started taking things seriously. 

This month I got a chance to interview an amazing Personal trainer and nutritionist "Michael Ueberroth". 

(Hi Michael. Would you like to introduce yourself?)

Mike Ueberroth, Master Trainer of Lethal Athletics "IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU, IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOU."
Born and raised in west Detroit, Mike moved to L.A. in 2009 at the age of 23, to pursue a career in fitness. His career started at Equinox of West Hollywood and has since then taken him all over California. Now training clients out of five private gyms in L.A. and in-home/outdoors, Mike works with clients from all walks of life. He carries certifications from many organizations including The American Council on Exercise, The National Academy of Sports Medicine and The Equinox Fitness Training Institute. He specializes in creating individualized programs for clients with unique goals and believes that attitude is everything in mind, body and spirit. 

(Were you always into fitness? What is your fitness secret?) 

In rural Michigan, where I grew up, sports and athletics were all there was to do. I spent a lot of time swimming in the lake, water skiing, snowboarding, golfing and playing soccer too. I have so many good childhood memories attached to these things, so I really love what I do. That right there is the secret...loving what you do.

(What is that one thing that you always tell your clients when they come to you for help with nutrition?)

The first time they come to me I give all my clients a nutrition worksheet to complete. The second time they come to me, I put them into a computer system to actively monitor everything they eat throughout the day. If that still doesn't work, I will make fun of them and tease them until it finally sticks in their heads that they can't eat crap. They're just cheating themselves when they cheat on their diet plans. 

(Would you recommend supplements?)

Nope. Not unless they are prescribed by a physician. There's a lot of junk in the market for sale and I don't want any of my clients on that stuff. The only supplement I would maybe recommend is a protein shake for clients who have a tough time getting the right amount that they need.

(What would you suggest to people who cannot find time to workout?)

Make the time. Some of my clients are the busiest executives in Los Angeles. They will all tell you that they're more productive after working out. There are scientific studies proving it. You make the time so you can make the money. You make the time so you can be stronger, faster, better you. 

My daily inspiration....

I wake up every morning to be reminded that we can do anything we set our minds to. There are no limits, there is only vast empty space between where we are and where we want to be. 

(Is fasting necessary to achieve a lean body?)

Absolutely not I would not recommend doing this without the supervision of a highly qualified physician. Dr. Bo Wagner, the founder and CEO of Wagner Healthcare, comes highly recommended in Los Angeles.

(What is the ideal time for work out?)

Most people should workout first thing in the morning. Your body will reap more benefits from the production of hormones and metabolic burn that it will during any other time of the day. This is ideal for burning fat, building lean muscle, and regulating circadian rhythms.  

(Thank You very much Mike. It was a pleasure talking to you.) 

Keep in touch with Michael. Follow him on twitter @ItsUeberroth .

1 comment:

  1. Great interview! Have a great weekend