Friday Fitness with PT Mike Campbell
Today I am excited. Not every day do I get to post a healthy male physique on my blog :-) Let me introduce you to Mike. He is a trainer, coach, author, and a massive fitness and nutrition geek.When he started as a Personal trainer nearly 10 years ago, he didn’t envisage coming across the same issues day in and day out, however, he did, and constantly has. Now he focuses on solving these problems for men, and also what led to him writing his book.
|Mike Campbell - Personal Trainer
Mike is incredibly passionate about helping guys become the best man they can be. He is the mastermind and creator of the ‘Unleash Your Alpha Program’- a proven system for helping men unleash the power and awesomeness that lies within them, not just physically, but in all areas of life.
Plus he loves to cook, eat and talk to his food. He loves stone fruit, cold beer, red wine and to think of himself as a low level Batman. And he likes to lift heavy things, eat many a variety of meat and write short bios.
You’ll find his advice to be uncomplicated and immediately actionable. Mike believes strongly in making things easy to follow and implement and cutting out the confusing noise and misinformation in the health and fitness industry.
1. What fitness activity do you schedule into your daily routine to keep healthy?
My go-to exercise modality is resistance training. Namely, heavy lifting or Olympic lifting. However, over the last 12 months I have been incorporating a lot of gymnastics. Both on the rings and the floor. It’s as awesome challenge with endless room for improvement, which is why I like it so much.
2. Describe your dream meal - what could we expect to find on your plate?
Ha, well seeing as many people call me ‘Meat Mike Campbell’ due to my meat eating exploits of eating 52 meats over 52 weeks... I’d have to say meat. And naturally I lean towards steak, but seeing as the number 1 meat from my 52 weeks was wild Himalayan Thar (a wild and abundant mountain goat in New Zealand) I’d have to say some wild Thar back strap. Very specific, I know! What with it? Maybe some baby potatoes and fresh salad of produce all from my dad’s wonderful veggie garden and a glass of Central Otago Pinot Noir.
3. Who’s your go to style icon - who have you always admired for their style, and why?
I’ve never had too many concrete icons in terms of style. However, when I think about modern guys it would be the likes of Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling- especially his actual character in Crazy, Sexy, Love. That’s not to say I wear a sharp suit often, in fact, as a trainer I rarely do. However, I own two sharp yet simple suits that fit me incredibly well. And that’s probably the overriding thing for me with style- clothes and fashion that suit you, not necessarily what’s in or looks good on others. If there’s one thing about style I strongly believe, it’s about looking and being at your best without being in any way pretentious about it.
4. What’s a childhood habit or mannerism that has followed you into adulthood?
An obvious one would be eating loads of fruit. My mum would often find me sitting up a neighbourhood plum tree absolutely getting stuck in to as many plums as I could muster. Now, I still eat loads of fruit, plums are still a favourite!
5. Name three things you can’t leave the house without and why?
Hmm, sadly given our current technological obsession and my easy submission to it, my phone is always on me. I’ll admit I like it for all sorts of aspects, but effectively having my office in my pocket is vital for running my own business. Otherwise my eyesight requires glasses at all times! And I rarely leave the house without clothes on... J, just one of those things I pair with a constant positive attitude when I walk out the door!
Thank you so much Mike for joining us on Fitness Food And Style today. So lovely to have you here and I am sure our male readers will love your book and no doubt the ladies too ;-) Come visit Mike at his Facebook page for daily inspo.
**COMPETITION CLOSED WINNER MICHAEL STANYER**
G I V E A W A Y
Mike just released his first book- UNLEASH YOUR ALPHA: Eat like a man, train like a beast, operate like a gentleman and become a legend.
It launched via Amazon on Tuesday April 8th in both paperback and digital forms. It contains all of Mike's best information, including a heaps of his favourite workouts.This is so much more than a fitness book, but a detailed and simplified solution for today’s soft, weak and ordinary men. This book details his 5-step process which was designed to help men get in great shape, not just physically, but in all areas of their lives- mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
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