Name: Dylan Brodeur
Occupation: Risk Assurance Accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Favorite Ways to Stay Fit: In a world without COVID-19, I play basketball a few times a week and use my height down low in the post. I love competition, so I participate in races. If you are running in the Shelby Forest Loop Marathon, I’ll see you there!
Where I Work Out: ATC Fitness
What Started My Fitness Journey: The day after Thanksgiving in 2014, I was feeling particularly overweight and lethargic. My father, a former bodybuilder, took me to a gym and after a few weeks of pain and dedication, I saw results that made the grind worth it. Ever since that day I have loved weightlifting and encourage everybody to get over that initial hump.
How I Stay Motivated: My workout partner/Father is always looking out for what is best for me. If I want to skip a day, I’ll hear about from him and vice versa.
What I Eat to Stay Healthy: I enjoy a four egg omelet everyday. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein and can be prepared in so many ways.
How I Curb Cravings: The two best craving suppressants are caffeine and protein. A black cup of coffee in the mornings allows me to get to my next meal, and meals with lots of protein keep me from snacking.
My reward is… The feeling you get after working out as hard as you could is the best reward I could ask for.
I’ve always wanted to try… Running the Inca Trail marathon in Machu Picchu.
My secret to staying fit…Intermittent fasting. I can put DOWN some food. Not eating for 16 hours of the day allows me to limit my calories while still enjoying tasty foods in moderation.
My favorite piece of equipment: My favorite (and least favorite) piece of equipment is the rowing machine. Three sets of 7 minutes (30 seconds hard pull then 30 seconds rest) will get you as worn out as you have ever been.
What I Do to Stay Injury Free:Static stretching every day after a workout (especially your legs) will keep your muscles loose and keep you feeling good.
It’s not always easy… I’ve torn the patellar tendon in both of my knees playing football. Luckily, I was young and recovered well, but this certainly didn’t make it easy to be active.
Fave Workout Song: Wash Us In The Blood — Kanye West
Advice to Others on Their Fitness Journey: Tell other people your fitness goals and ask them to keep you accountable. Accountability is a strong tool.