I recently had an opportunity to speak with the good looking and brawny personal trainer Derek Newborn.
By: Joshua Conner
Derek Newborn is a certified personal trainer and model with Cr2 Talent_Miami, based in Fort Myers, Florida. Newborn was named “South Florida’s Top Personal Trainer by FitNation magazine and Newborn, “helps the common gym-goers take their bodies and their minds to the next level.” I am inspired by Newborn’s great physique, his prolific content creation, style, and handsome bald head.
What was Newborn’s most memorable year?
“My most memorable year was 2001 when my son was born. I had to figure out things really fast, at the age of 16, so it was a lot of memories in one year,” said Newborn.
If Newborn could leave his son one quality it would be the quality of kindness.
“One quality, it would be a quality of kindness because kindness always prevails, and kindness always wins, in the end, no matter what,” said Newborn.
What is the story behind Newborn’s first tattoo?
“My very first tattoo is my initials and my son’s initials that I got when I was 17, during my senior trip to the Bahamas. I got it at a really shady tattoo parlor. I was not sober when I got it, but it’s still there, but it’s cool,” said Newborn.
What are Newborn’s underwear preferences?
“I wear boxer briefs, and my favorite brand is probably Calvin Klein because they are comfortable and they fit good, haha,” said Newborn.
If Newborn could produce a TedTalk on any topic, it would be about mental health.
“I would do a Ted Talk on mental health because I think it’s overlooked and people are embarrassed and uncomfortable to talk about it. I would talk about mental health, how prevalent it is and how common it is, but no one really talks about it,” said Newborn.
If Newborn could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be with Paulo Coelho.
“They can be dead or alive, I would want to talk to Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist. He wrote a thought, that was one of the biggest factors of my life, as far as getting through many of life’s ups and downs. So I would have a conversation with him. That would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to tell him how much his book changed my life,” said Newborn.
What is Newborn’s life mission?
“My mission in the world is to help others including myself to reach their full potential, whatever that looks like for an individual. So I try to kind of shine some kind of light, so they know how to reach their full potential and believe in themselves,” said Newborn.
What would be the title of Newborn’s life story and who would play him in a movie?
“The title of my life story would probably be called Living. I’ve lived a lot, for the number of years that I have been here. People are surprised at how many life experiences I have had in such a short amount of time. I would like to say The Rock would play me,” said Newborn.
Extra content: I asked Derek Newborn if his mantra was a hashtag, what would it be and why? You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to find out.