MEET COLE CAMPBELL
How do you stay in shape?
"I try to get a workout every day. Obviously schedules can conflict, but I try to do something every day... even if that means doing sit ups and push ups during a commercial at night!"
What is your fitness philosophy?
"...That there are a lot of them out there. I think everyone is different and that the same things won't work for everyone. I believe in moving, and moving fast. Give it all you've got, and if you do, the rest of the day is easy."
Do you recommend supplements?
"I didn't use to. I thought that if you ate right, you got all of the nutrition that you needed. However, most people DO NOT, myself included. So we must take certain nutritional supplements to get what we are missing from our diets. There are a lot of knock offs and gimmicks, so BE CAREFUL. It can be a complete waste of money, or can do more harm than good."
What is one common misconception about personal trainers/gym owners?
"Good question... I think that the greatest misconception is that we have to look "roided out" to know what we're talking about.
I do think that the definition of a personal trainer has evolved. You used to have to know everything, or at least act like you did. I think that a personal trainer is more of an accountability buddy, or life coach. They can be someone to guide you and keep you responsible so that you reach your goals. If you really want to find out how to lose weight or gain muscle, all you really have to do is google it. That's not what I'm here for. I'm here to help you set a goal, then to make sure you reach it."
Who is your superhero?
"Honestly, I've never really thought about it. I have always looked up to my father. I really admire the best of the best in the CrossFit world. Their discipline is something that I can only aspire to!"
What five words would you use to describe yourself?
"Simple and complicated. Quiet and loud. Organized chaos... I don't know. I'm a walking contradiction."