Q&A with Andrew - 'The Corporate Fitness Guy'
Over the next few weeks we'll be interviewing some of our wonderful whey'd customers and athletes to give you a feel about what their typical day looks like - both for nutrition & exercise. Again another simple way to see how different people are able to incorporate a healthy lifestyle around their busy lives!
This week we're speaking with Andrew. Andrew has worked in FTSE 100 businesses for the last decade & also runs The Corporate Fitness Guy (TCFG) on the side - so he's a busy man! He is a qualified L3 personal trainer and nutrition coach and his plans help cut through the mountains of contradictory information on health & fitness to help busy people reach their goals and balance it alongside work and socialising. For a free blueprint to get a taster of his content - click here.
5.45am- Wake up, black coffee, gym kit on out the door.
6.00am– Boat to London bridge / personal admin / social media for TCFG
6.40am – 8am – 45 mingym session / shower
8.00am – Skinny latte and walk to office
Breakfast – porridge and protein shake / eggs on toast. If on the go – latte and protein bar. Fast if big client lunch / dinner.
8.15am – 1pm– Work in office / at customer meetings
Mid-morning snack– Skinny latte
Lunch- bought from home or bought at nearby café if on the go
1.30pm – 5.30pm – Work in office / at customer meetings
Afternoon snack– Leftovers from night before
6.00pm– Boat home / work calls / social media for TCFG
6.45pm – 7.30pm – work for TCFG
7.30pm– Home cooked dinner - Meat or fish, carbs and lots of veggies / out with friends / work – try and eat similar.
9pm– Snack - corn cakes, quark and jam
10.30pm– Pack for morning / Bed
If you only had 15 minutes to exercise what would you do and why?
Bodyweight hiit – high intensity interval training – short sharp burst with minimal rest. Push ups / burpees / squat jumps etc. – great way to get a sweat on quickly!
Best tips for keeping fit & healthy whilst doing a busy job?
- Build healthy & fitness into your lifestyle, make it a natural habit vs a chore. Make it a part of what defines you as a person. Don’t be ‘on or off the bandwagon’ and sacrifice health & fitness for work. You will reap the rewards in your career of incorporating it into your life – all of the most successful people in business have a health & fitness regime.
- Plan the week out where possible and be accountable – you ALWAYS have a choice to some degree. If things change, no stress though, role with it and recover the following day – don’t write the week off.
- Consistency is key – have a plan that works for you and is sustainable. Be realistic – banning foods / killing yourself with too many gym sessions isn’t going to work long term – short term fixes and fad diets don’t work!
- Don’t sit still for too long and get those steps in! Make sure you get up and move / get a standing desk / have a walking meeting outside / ensure you get your 10K steps in a day at a minimum.
Favourite meal of all time? (doesn’t have to be healthy!)
Chicken curry with rice AND chips!
Circuit based heavy weight training
Surprising fact about yourself?
Qualified personal trainer & nutrition coach whilst holding down a full time corporate career.
That's all folks. Stay tuned for more Q&A sessions coming soon!