Fitness Files: Billy Blanks

Happy New Year!  The start of a new year is filled with endless possibilities, which is why in this weeks Fitness Files I wanted to showcase Billy Blanks!   Blanks infamous Tae-Bo workouts helped get me on track when I first started my fitness journey.  During his workouts he offers words of encouragement and inspiration which really helped to train my mind towards a healthier version of myself.  Continue reading my interview below with THE Mr. Billy Blanks


NMF: Has fitness always been a major part of your life or was there a catalyst/point in your life when you made it more of a focus and priority?

BB: Yes fitness has always been a major part of my life. It started at a young age watching my dad working out and having wights around. The catalyst really happened when I was 11 years old and I got involved in karate, that changed everything for me.  This helped me and allowed me to help others.

NMF: What are a few of your go-to healthy snacks/drinks that help keep you on the straight and narrow?

BB: I eat a lot of fish, chicken, and salad, and  I drink a lot of water and have wheat grass every morning.  I don't consume too many  supplements or heavy foods. Once in awhile I'll have a protein shake.

At Nadia Murdock Fit our motto is “Train Your Mind, Change Your Body” so we must ask:

NMF: How do you train your mind and stay motivated?  I train my mind and will by taking on challenges. I constantly challenge myself and this allows me to stay motivated. I also enjoy reading the  Bible and getting into the word.

NMF: How do you change your body?  What are your fitness favorites?

BB: I like to mix it up with a few different techniques and always include resistant training. My fitness favorites are #1-Tae Bo®, #2- Tae Kwon Do, #3- Boxing, and #4- Weight Training. 

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