In this podcast, I interview Jay, who read Bigger Leaner Stronger and used what he learned in my books and podcasts to turn his life around both physically and mentally. Not only has Jay lost over 50 pounds so far while getting stronger every week, but his mental health has radically improved. 

Jay is the perfect example of how getting in shape and taking control of your health can dramatically boost your mood and mindset. Before finding my work, Jay battled post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression, and even tried to take his own life. 

Luckily, he failed, and started to take baby steps towards improving his physical health, which dramatically affected his mental health. As Jay puts it in the interview, he doesn’t know if he’d be here if it wasn’t for using what he learned in Bigger Leaner Stronger to start nourishing his body with nutritious food and getting active with resistance training and cardio.

Since then, Jay decided to sign up for my VIP coaching program and in this interview, Jay and I chat about his story, and the obstacles he’s navigated along the way, including how he eased into fitness with walks and bodyweight movements, how he overcame gym intimidation, how he stopped coping with alcohol, why he decided to sign up for coaching, how fitness has affected his mental state, and a lot more. 

So if you’re looking for a jolt of inspiration and like motivational stories, definitely listen to this episode.


0:00 – Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching:

7:32 – Where were you with your fitness before you found Legion and where are you now?

50:02 – How was your experience going through the program twice?

57:37 – How has your mental health improved? 

1:09:37 – How do you differentiate if your body is warming up, rusty, or sore?

1:24:14 – Is there anything you would like to add?

Mentioned on the show: 

Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching

Bigger Leaner Stronger

The Shredded Chef

Muscle For Life

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!