Justin Schaible

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome fitness model with Marky Mark swagger Justin Schaible.

By: Joshua Conner

Justin Schaible is health partners operations specialist III at Fresenius Medical Care North America, from Winnebago, Minnesota, and based in Austin, Texas. Schaible inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Schaible reinvented himself, depending on his location. Personally, I am inspired by his physique and his Mark Wahlberg style.

What would be the title of Schaible’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“I don’t know my life story, kind of goes all over the place. I’ve moved, I have worked several different jobs and careers. I have a tattoo, that kind of explains how I put all my trust in God, and follow the path that he has created, or outlined for me. That’s really important. The title of my life story, I don’t know just never give up really. That should be the story of everyone’s life. Never give up, I think that’s part of a good life,” said Schaible about his life story.

“My God, like what current actor would play me in a movie? I mean, I have always looked up to Mark Wahlberg, as far as actors so. I guess I would shoot for him. He looks good, he’s a great actor, and he looks like a genuine person,” said Schaible about who would play him.

Schaible also can rock a pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs similar to Mark Wahlberg, which are his underwear preference.

2014, was Schaible’s most memorable year because it was the year that his mother beat cancer.

“Memorable year, these are the questions you really have to think about, well done. Maybe 2015 or 2014, I was living in Florida and I moved back to Minnesota, to take a position and another reason, I moved back to Minnesota was my mom was dealing with breast cancer. I wanted to be back closer to her when she was dealing with therapy. She came out on top of it, and beat it so, 2014,” said Schaible.

What does Schaible enjoy most about working for Fresenius medical care?

“I get to hear patients and their perspective on life. Some take it very positively.  For Fresenius, I work with dialysis patients, and they need dialysis in order to live their life. So, many people accept what they have to go through because it’s not going to help prolong their life. Eventually, some can get a kidney transplant and what not. Just, having their perspective on life, I guess gives me the chills sometimes, when I speak with someone.

I guess others don’t take it as well, but from the ones that do take it very positively, and have their faith, and trust that everything is going to work out. Many of them have amazing stories and have dealt with a lot. I mean dialysis, usually involves other issues as well, like high blood pressure, diabetes, all of that stuff can come with it. It usually starts it all. So, they deal with a lot of different things, just hearing their perspective on life, still seems to amaze me, on how they can still stay so positive,” said Schaible.

If Schaible were drafted to any national baseball team, it would be the Minnesota Twins.

“It would be my home team the Minnesota Twins, I’m a diehard fan. I would play, I guess towards the end of my career, I played center field, so I would take the center field position. I love the adrenaline rush,” said Schaible.

If Schaible could model for any brand it would be Nike.

“Well, Nike was always number one, Nike or GQ. I guess I would say, Nike, because I love my Nike gear, it’s my favorite workout gear. Because the only workout brand I ever purchased. I like it because it lasts a long time, it’s durable, it’s comfortable, looks good, and the name brand recognition. Michael Jordan was apart of it, and I love Michael Jordan, I loved watching him play so. Nike was just one of those ones, that I considered would be really awesome to model,” said Schaible.

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You can follow Justin Schaible on Instagram @justincschaible

Élan Sorrell

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome model and actor Élan Sorrell.

By: Joshua Conner

Élan Sorrell is a model, actor, and instructor at Flywheel Sports based in Los Angeles, California. Sorrell inspires me personally and professionally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Sorrell has successfully diversified his brand. Personally, I am inspired by Sorrell’s style, physique, and passion for his craft.

What would be the title of Sorrell’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“Well, I’m an actor, so honestly I like nobody but myself to play me. The title of my story would be just a kid on his quest for greatness,” said Sorrell.

Sorrell’s most memorable year was 2013.

“Memorable year, probably 2013. I would say that’s the year, I decided to stop pursuing things that other people wanted me to do, and start pursuing what I was passionate about,” said Sorrell.

Sorell enjoys the freedom that comes from being an actor.

“What I like most, the freedom. The freedom to create, and be whatever I want to be depending on the character that I am playing. To bring my own emotions, ideas, and past experiences into that role. To be able to bring truth to something that is fiction,” said Sorrell.

Sorrell is also a flywheel sports instructor.

“My job is essentially to take a client and give them an opportunity to participate in an energized somewhat personal training structured class. So, I teach clients, high-intensity interval training, so the basis of that is strength, endurance, power, balance, stability and just overall core endurance,” said Sorrell.

“I’ve been rolling with Jockey for quite some time, I guess boxer briefs,” said Sorrell on his underwear preference.

One of Sorrell’s most favorite modeling gigs was doing an interactive experience for San Diego Comic Con, WestWorld Live Experience back in 2017.

If Sorrell could host a Ted Talk on any topic, it would be on fear.

“It would be on fear, and how clipping it can be and motivating it can be. Fear is something that everybody no matter what your background or upbringing encounters at some point of their life,” said Sorrell.

If Sorell could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be Albert Einstein.

“Probably, Albert Einstein. I am really curious to know whether he realized the impact of his theories, philosophies and just his general intelligence when he was still alive. Everybody considers him a genius, one of the greatest minds of any generation, and I still wonder how it was to be in that position and still create so much that he did on a daily basis.

You can follow Élan Sorrell on Instagram @elansoreal

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Shawn O’Neill

I recently had an opportunity to speak with millennial model and fighter Shawn O’Neill.

By: Joshua Conner

Shawn O’Neill is a bartender, model, and fighter with Cooper MMA. O’Neill was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but he is based in Austin, Texas. O’Neill inspires me personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by how O’Neill’s dedication to the craft of his martial arts, as well as his style and physique. Professionally, I am inspired by how O’Neill has branded himself and his work ethics.

What would be the title of O’Neill’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title of my life story, you know I haven’t even thought about that one. I’m going to have to go with what I’m known by, like how I use my Instagram name that would be SMO, which are my initials for Shawn Michael O’Neill, so it would be SMO life. Who would play me? I would have to say, Matt Damon. I think Matt Damon, he always puts himself in some tricky situation, and I’m always putting myself in some tricky situations, but I always end up coming out and winning at the end, because I don’t quit,” said O’Neill.

O’Neill’s most memorable year would be 2015 because he started taking jiu-jitsu lessons, and that really helped set him in the modeling world.

“I would probably have to say my second year out of high school, I think I was like 20. I made some friends, that asked me would I like to come and start taking jiu-jitsu lessons, where I started doing my MMA at. Ever since then, it’s kind of taking off, and it’s brought me a lot of great opportunities. It brought me into modeling, because it put me into splendid shape, and helped me get my career started to where I am today. So, I have to say that when I look back on some days, just because I started in my garage doing jiu-jitsu. So, I guess that was 2015,” said O’Neill.

The greatest lesson that MMA has taught O’Neill, is discipline.

“Discipline, MMA and mixed martial arts have taught me the biggest thing in life is discipline. If you get too eager, aggressive, or too nice, people tend to take advantage of that. With that being said, if you learn discipline, and you learn control, then you are always going to be in the correct mindset, where you don’t let anything get out of hand or out of control,” said O’Neill.

If O’Neill’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #blessed.

“I don’t know, if you could put a life motto into a hashtag, I could say that one would be blessed, to be honest. I would have to say being so young, I have dealt with different trials and tribulations. When I was younger, I actually ended up almost dying, and I had someone save my life. So, I respect it as sort of a blessing. I have a lot of friends and family around me, that shows me a lot of love, support and help me out. You count your small blessings in life, not everything has to be glitz, glamorous and diamonds,” said O’Neill.

What is O’Neill’s underwear preferences?

“I would probably have to say boxer briefs, but I actually wear the athletic brand of underwear. So it’s called Spyders. They are some of the most comfortable fit that I have had or the Adidas ones that I have,” said O’Neill.

If O’Neill could model for any national brand, it would be Calvin Klein.

“Any brand, I would probably have to say, Zara or Calvin Klein. I know those are probably really basic answers, but I would choose Calvin Klein if I had to pick my number one choice. I wear a lot of their clothes, I like the way they fit and they have good materials,” said O’Neill.

What does O’Neill enjoy most about being a bartender?

“What I enjoy most about being a bartender, is probably the people I meet. You know, I go to work each day, but my job is never the same. I may deal with the same job duties, but the people that I meet, and the conversations that I have with people, I mean I’ve made friends that I have known, and I’ve made friends that I have had for a lifetime because that’s the job that I do. Even though I am making drinks for people, it’s just a connection that I can make, I think that’s the most enjoyable part,” said O’Neill.

You can follow Shawn O’Neill on Instagram @smo_life.

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Alfred Spinelli

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of New York’s hunky firemen Alfred Spinelli.

By: Joshua Conner

Alfred Spinelli is a firefighter at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), U.S. Navy Veteran and published cover model, living in Staten Island, New York. Spinelli inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Spinelli served our country in the Navy and continues to serve as a firefighter. Personally, I am inspired by how Spinelli puts family first, his style, physique, and his delicious chef-inspired and didactic Instagram posts. Spinelli is as charming as his New York Commish accent.

Who would play Spinelli in a movie?

“An actor, that I actually paid attention to, and the funny thing is, I kind of like him, I like the show Chicago Fire, is Kelly Severide, Taylor Kinney. Yeah, apparently, being a fireman, and him being a fireman on the show, a couple of people have referenced the two of us together. So, I watched a couple of his movies, and I watched the show, and I like him. He seems like a pretty stand up guy, which is basically, what I try to be,” said Spinelli.

Spinelli’s most memorable year was 2001. This was the year his daughter was born, and 9/11 was his first day on the job as a firefighter.

“My most memorable year, I’m going to have to say 2001, hahaha. So, basically, January 2001, my daughter was born, and July of 2001, I became a New York City firefighter, so FDNY. I graduated from the academy on September 8, 2001, and 9/11 was my first day on the job. If there was any one year, that really stands out, it’s definitely 2001,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli’s mantra was a hashtag, what would it be?

“If my mantra was a hashtag, again 9 out of 10 times, when I post something, one of the hashtags, is generally, something about family. Whether it’s #familyfirst or #familyalways. Just for that reason, everything that I have ever done is based on what is important to me. It’s definitely family first,” said Spinelli.

What are Spinelli’s underwear preferences?

“Alright, I don’t know too many men who wear boxers anymore. The boxer brief has been a staple for the last 10-12 years though. 9 out of 10 times, I’m buying Hanes, with no tags, with the little writing on front. I’ve actually been online, and I’ve ordered a few, from just some random companies. Some of these are just, so damn comfortable, it’s not even funny. Overall, I’m a Hanes kind of guy,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli could leave his kids one quality, it would be loyalty.

“One quality, it would be loyalty. They got to be loyal to each other, and they got to be loyal to the family. I mean, it goes hand and hand with honesty, being truthful and in general, you have to be straightforward. No lies, no beating around anything, you just have to tell it like it is,” said Spinelli.

Spinelli enjoys everything about being a fireman, and ultimately it’s a calling.

“Everything, it’s a calling, it’s something that some guys choose, some guys always wanted to be, and there are very few that actually can be. To me, FDNY, or Chicago Fire, that’s just, at least to me, it’s earned, no one can give it to you. When you earn it, it’s the best feeling in the world,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be with his mother, who passed 21 years ago.

“I told you, I’m a family man, so if I could go back, and have a conversation with anyone it would be mom. The reason why is because it has been 21 years. There is so much to talk about, and so much, that’s she missed out on,” said Spinelli.

What would be Spinelli’s last meal?

“My last meal, if I was cooking it. If I was going to cook my last meal, wow, man, I love everything that I cook. You know, I would probably do the tuna steaks, with the white rice and cilantro, with mango pineapple salsa. That’s always been one of my favorites. I think I like that one, now I’m hungry, ” said Spinelli.

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You can follow Alfred Spinelli on Instagram @al_spin4396 and like his Facebook page @alspinelliNY

 

Joel Freeman

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of Beachbody’s handsome and prolific super trainers Joel Freeman.

By: Joshua Conner

Joel Freeman is a Beachbody super trainer, creator of Liift 4, co-creator of Core de Force, Big Brother Mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters LA, and Brand Ambassador for Dude Wipes based in Los Angeles, California. Freeman inspires me personally and professionally. Professionally, I am inspired by Freeman’s work ethic. Personally, I am inspired by his physique, how he gives back and how he is the brand ambassador for one of my favorite products Dude Wipes.

What would be the title of Freeman’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title of my life story would be, a real fitness guy, and who would play me, gosh, let’s just say Chris Evans, because he’s Captain America,” said Freeman.

What was Freeman’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, man, to put it into one year is challenging. I think the most memorable year, would be the year,  that we launched Core De Force and I got married all in the same year,” said Freeman.

If Freeman’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be, #reallifefitness.

“It’s that because everything that I do, and I talk about in the realm of Beachbody and everything that I work on, is always reality-based. It’s based around real life, and that’s the focus and flow, that I want people to focus on as well,” said Freeman.

What are Freeman’s underwear preferences?

“Let’s see boxer briefs, except boxers to sleep in. You know, I’m not tied to a brand. I change it up, every year, to try new things, if they’re comfy, I wear them,” said Freeman.

What does it like being a brand ambassador for Dude Wipes?

“What’s it like, you know, it’s been fun. The reason that I decided to be a brand ambassador for them, as I had a lot of great conversations with the CEO and the founders. They all do Beachbody workouts, they do my workouts and they are just very realistic in what they do, and how they talk and that’s how I am. So, it’s something from a cleanliness standpoint, especially guys, we can all talk about a little bit more. Some people see it as taboo, and I just don’t really care. It’s been fun, different and challenging at times. Every month, I try to present the products from a unique standpoint, but also make sense of my brand,” said Freeman.

Freeman’s favorite Dude Wipe products are the original and shower wipes.

“My favorite one is the original one, just straight Dude Wipes, but I have really grown to love their shower wipes because they’re basically encouraging showers after a workout or something. So if after a workout or something and you can’t go straight to a shower, the wipes are awesome,” said Freeman.

If Freeman could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be with someone from the ancient Roman times.

“That’s a good question, who died or alive. I think if it was somebody died, I would have to go back to ancient Roman times and talk to some of the guys who were ahead of their time. Whether it be like Archimedes or anyone in terms of inventors. I would ask them, what their mentality was at the time, to see how and why they were able to be far ahead of everyone else. I have always been fascinated with that world and how they were able to create things, that seemed to be outside of their technology. Yet, we have become very dependent on our technology. They were able to do things, from a very simplistic standpoint, and create stuff, that obviously withstood the test of time,” said Freeman.

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Anthony Ferkel

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of Generation X’s handsome & motivational coaches Anthony Ferkel.

By: Joshua Conner

Anthony Ferkel is a NASM certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. Ferkel inspires me both personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by Ferkel’s physique, style, and his didactic Instagram posts. Professionally, I am inspired by how Ferkel has diversified his brand and how he uses his platform to spread positivity.

What would be the title of Ferkel’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title of my life story, it would be either show love or something about love, yeah, one of those two. Who would play me, I have to think about that one, let’s see, the guy who played in the Matrix movies, Keanu Reeves,” said Ferkel.

If Ferkel’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #goodattitude.

“Good attitude, because a good attitude is just so important in so many ways, you know. Having a good attitude is, important because you can’t have a good lifestyle without a good attitude. Then surrounding yourself with people who have good attitudes, because people who don’t have good attitudes can really be toxic to you. So #goodattitude,” said Ferkel.

What are Ferkel’s underwear preferences?

Boxer briefs for sure and Me Undies,” says Ferkel.

What does Ferkel enjoy most about being a personal trainer?

“Just that every day is different, and every client is different, so you never get bored. I think that’s the biggest thing, you know, I’m a people person and I like being around people.

Ferkel also operates a health and wellness website with his fiancé Kimberly Cohen, called K and A Fitnessen. What is one sentence would he like people to use to describe it?

“To inspire people to do better and be healthy,” said Ferkel.

How did Ferkel get involved in Jade Recovery?

“Life is about who you know, my fiancé is friends with the husband of the owner of Jade Recovery. I meet him a few years ago, and he knew I was more than a trainer. He knew that I wanted to do life coaching, nutrition, and mental health. He just told me about jade recovery and brought me in. He said that I could definitely use you. Then, he started having me write the curriculum, working in traumatic brain injuries and mental health. Everything is related, it’s not just about training, it’s not just about emotions, it’s just all connected,” said Ferkel.

If Ferkel could leave one quality to his son, it would be joy.

“Honestly, I think if I could leave him one quality, it would be joy. Personally, I believe you need to get joy, from a higher power, and if you have joy, you can encourage, inspire, motivate, and lead people without having to say anything. They just look at your life-like wow, I want to be like that. So joy, it’s more than happy, joy is just that inner peace. I think joy would be that one quality,” said Ferkel.

If Ferkel could have a conversation with any three people died or alive, they would be Denzel Washington, King David, and Margaret Thatcher.

“If I could have a conversation with anyone, one would be Denzel Washington, because just the fact, he’s successful, he’s an actor, but you can see he has a good head on his shoulders. I think we would just talk about life. I’ve always looked up to King David in the Bible. Just because, King David has been through all walks of life, he went down the wrong path and he turned his life around. I just think it would be unbelievable to meet him. I would love to meet Margaret Thatcher and have a conversation on leadership,” said Ferkel.

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You can follow Anthony Ferkel on Instagram @AnthonyFerkel, @anthonyferkelfitness & @kandafitnessen

Joshua Hickman

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome and hard-working athlete Joshua Hickman.

By: Joshua Conner

Joshua Hickman is a B Physique athlete & NQ NPC Physique/Classic Physique fitness competitor. Hickman inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by Hickman’s work ethic,  and how one of his professions is in the food service industry. Personally, I am inspired by Hickman’s service as a first responder, amazing physique, dedication to creating a strong body of work & his didactic social media posts.

What is a day in the life of Hickman like?

“They do vary, and they are always busy. So, typically it depends on where I am at in the year. So, as you know, I compete. So, as I get closer and closer to shows, my days might start at 4 or 5 in the morning, and it might go until midnight. That kind of schedule would stay that way for weeks on end. I usually don’t operate on very much sleep, I get anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. I am always active.
I have a few different professions that I actually do so. Then, I have to squeeze in gym time. The physical aspect of my life, I don’t want to say are precedent, but it does have a high priority, and so I am in the gym 5 or 6 times a week. My diet is such that I eat 8 or 10 times a day, so I meal prep enough food for 2-3 days before I have to cook more. So, I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Then, I have an 8 hour work day, sometimes up to 12-hour workday. I might do 2-3 jobs within a day or so. So many of my days can start at 5:00 in the morning and go to 12:00 at night. I’m always on the go, I have a meal bag, that literally gets packed with 4 or 5 meals in it, because I may be eating on the road, going to one thing to the next. So, my days, I don’t want to say are hectic, but their busy and there on the go. So early mornings and late nights,” said Hickman.

What would be the title of Hickman’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title, I think with most people’s lives, would be something in the realm of a survivor, as far as the title of my life story would go. Who would play me, let’s go with Ben Affleck,” said Hickman.

How did Hickman get the nickname Mr. Homecomin?

“Hahaha, so one of my jobs is I am a bartender & server at one of Chef Art Smith’s restaurants. Chef Art Smith is a friend of mine, and the name of his restaurant is Homecomin, so that’s how he dubbed me the name Mr. Homecomin,” said Hickman.

What are Hickman’s underwear preferences?

“Boxer briefs, and any of the athletic ones. I like synthetic fibers. I have some Adidas, Reebok and Under Armour, as long as it’s synthetic,” said Hickman.

If Hickman’s mantra was a hashtag, what would it be and why?

“#NoPainNoGain, in my experience, anything in life takes at
least some sort of sacrifice. Especially your time, which is probably the most important thing you have. You can always make more money, you can do more things, but the time you have is important. So we all sacrifice something to gain something. A lot of times, it’s going to be that time, so obviously, no pain, no gain,” said Hickman.

What was Hickman’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, was probably my busiest. I was working full-time as a firefighter EMT, I was going to the law enforcement academy as well, and my daughter was born. I had a newborn, I was working full time and I was going to school full time. Yeah, a lot of times, I look back on that, and I have friends who were with me during that time, and there like man, I don’t know how you do it. Honestly, I look back at it, and I’m not quite sure how I did it.
So, as a firefighter EMT, you had to work 24-hour shifts. So, I would, during the week,  I had school from 8-5, my shift ran from 7:00 in the morning to 7:00 the next morning. So, I would have to take the first part of my shift off, with my vacation time. I needed school, so as soon as we were left out at 5:00, the school was an hour away from my station. So at 5, I was out the door, because I didn’t know what kind of traffic I was going to get. Then, I would get to the station, for the back half of my 24-hour shift, and I was on the third busiest truck in the department so, I didn’t get much sleep. Then, at 7:00 in the morning, because class starts at 8, I was hoping my relief was on time, and I didn’t have any late calls,  and I was out the door going back to school.  Then, I got off school,  and I got home and I took care of my baby girl, who was a newborn. So, I was burning the candle at both ends, I guess that goes back to no pain no gain, to get ahead, you have to sacrifice something, though, it was a lot of time,” said Hickman.

Hickman says that his daughter already has the one quality he would leave her, stubborn determination.

“If I could leave my daughter, one quality, fortunately, and unfortunately, she already has it. It’s that stubborn determination, she very much so takes after me. I think that if you have that ability to kind of put your head down and push because the world isn’t going to give you anything free, you’re going to have to work for it. Which goes back to no pain no gain. If you have that stubborn determination to push through those tough times, you will get whatever it is you aim for. So, I am blessed that, she does tend to take after me in both a good and bad aspect,” said Hickman.

What does Hickman enjoy most about being a B Physique athlete?

“The comradery, by far. I am blessed to have the networking of this team. We have several different mediums that we communicate through and several group chats. I think when you compete, it’s a big test of your own personal will. I think if you experience that with other people and they experience that as well, you need to learn from each other, without that dreaded experience sometimes. So, the comradery that you get from these guys and the life experience that tends to get shared, it becomes a family.
I mean my coach alone, I meet her through this process, and she is a very good friend of mine. I’ve been to her wedding. You become a sense of family. A lot of different people from a lot of different walks of life. Our male team is also connected to a female team, with bombshell athletes. So it was a very good thing for my daughter. She loves going to the shows, but she is also able to see strong-willed women and how they handle themselves. It was a great learning experience for her as well. The family and learning dynamic there, is irreplaceable,” said Hickman on B Physique.

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You can follow Joshua Hickman on Instagram @Joshua.Hickman