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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Luis Montoya

I recently had an opportunity to speak with blessed & charismatic model and trainer Luis Montoya.

By: Joshua Conner

Luis Montoya is a CEO/Celebrity Trainer, keynote speaker, online health/nutrition coach and one percent nutrition athlete, based in California. Montoya inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Montoya has created a successful business and brand. Personally, I am inspired by Montoya’s faith, physique, style, and didactic Instagram posts.

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

“Let’s see the title of the movie would probably be, the art of never giving up. I think Jim Carrey, I love Jim Carrey, I think he is a very funny guy, like myself. So, I think he would do an amazing job. When it comes to being serious, he can be very serious and so am I,” said Montoya.

What was Montoya’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year would probably be 2016 because I think this was the year that everything started to make sense for me. I had a breakthrough in the fitness industry. I did my very first professional photo shoot with Noel Daganta, and it was just mind-blowing. I think that moment and that year, so many things just started to make sense. That was the first year that I started believing in myself, as much as people believed in me, and it just took me to a whole new level,” said Montoya.

Montoya is so stylish, how does he pick out his wardrobe?

“Let’s see, I like to keep a modern twist in my style. So, I like the gentleman look, but when it comes to casual wear, I try to keep it modern and fun. I do shop at stores like H & M, and Express. What I try to do is, always go for a fit that I see fits my physique. I always try to pick out items, based on whatever season is in. So, I do like dark colors, but I think it’s a time and a place for everything. So, if I’m going out on a date or something like that, I always wear black. I think it’s very seductive and classy. If I’m going out with my friends, like going out to the park, or concert or something like that, I really try to wear more vibrant colors like olive green or maroon, colors that never go out of style,” said Montoya.

If Montoya’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be, #faith.  

“Faith is everything for me,” said Montoya.

Montoya would describe his brand as, “faith, health and wealth”.

What is Montoya’s favorite inspirational quote?

“You know what, I actually have a tattoo on my arm. This is from the very famous Greg Plitt. Greg Plitt played a very big role in my transformation. I considered him an angel, that God sent to me, to pick me up from the worst time that I had. I was at my worst, and I was at the border of committing suicide, and life was just making no sense. I discovered Greg Plitt, who ended up passing away, but he was a famous fitness cover model. There was this quote that always stuck with me, and I have it on my arm and it says, “Second by second, you lose the opportunity to become who you really want to be, take charge of your life,” said Greg Plitt.
That was such a powerful quote, that I ended up getting it on my arm, as a tribute to him, with a clock ticking. So every time I look at, it reminds me that every second counts. Every second is an opportunity to become the person, that I want to become. I gotta take chances in my life, and it’s up to me to create that,” said Montoya.

If Montoya could do any workout with Greg Plitt, it would be a full body workout.

“Oh, my God, you know what, I wanna say a shoulder workout, but I’m going to go ahead and say a full body workout. Full body workout, because I have seen his YouTube videos, where he does his full body workout outdoors. It’s just incredible to see Greg Plitt, put his body through so much,  I think it would be an amazing workout to be able to experience that with him,” said Montoya.

If Montoya could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, who would it be and what would they talk about?

“I would have to go with Greg Plitt one more time. There are so many people that I look up to, but it would be Greg Plitt because I think he has had such a big impact on my life. The conversation would probably be like, he lived his life to the fullest, and I would probably ask him if he could change anything? He probably wouldn’t change anything, if I knew him well, I would know that. I would probably ask him if there was anything else that he would have wanted to do, or did he have any regrets, or if he could do it all over again, would he want a second chance to explore,” said Montoya.

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You can follow Luis Montoya on Facebook and Instagram @luismontoyafit, his website www.luismontoyafit.com and linktr.ee/luismontoyafit

Nate Forse

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Nate Forse, a California coach, helping his clientele reach optimum performance.

By: Joshua Conner

Nate Forse is the owner of Forse Lifestyle Coaching based in Marina del Rey, California. Forse inspires me personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by his faith, how he reinvented himself, his great physique, journaling, and inspirational Instagram posts. Professionally, I am inspired by Forse’s entrepreneurial spirit.

What is a day in the life of Forse like?

“It varies, but I try to wake up early. I usually wake up between 6 or 7 am, depending on how late, I was the night before. I try to get eight hours of sleep. I wake up and do my morning routine, which involves: first of all, reading my bible, then prayer, then I do my morning coffee. I take vitamins, and I drink at least 2 glasses of water, then I do my journaling. I use a journal called the best self journal, which helps me set up my day, I get that organized. I do some reading, and some journaling, then I text out three things that I am grateful for to my best friend and team. Then, I write down 1 thing that I am letting go of and 1 thing that I am plugging into. So, what I unplug to and what I am plugging into. That’s my morning and I do that every single day before my day gets started,” said Forse.

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

“The title of my life story would be momentum. Who would play me, I would say Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis, back in their prime, because I really love those guys, but I guess I would like to go with Brad Pitt to play me in a movie,” said Forse.

What are Forse’s underwear preferences?

“I am a boxer briefs kind of guy, and I have to say Lululemon, they’re going to be my favorite,” said Forse.

What was Forse’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, well, there is a couple that sticks out. Really thinking about it, I would have to say 2013, because that was the year football ended for me. I moved to Chicago, Illinois, so I was in a new city. I got cut from the team, I was playing for and a lot of things changed for me. I changed cities, I changed careers, football was no longer the main focus of my life. I found my city, and I also found my career, which was in the fitness and wellness industry,” said Forse.

What is one sentence would Forse like people to use to describe his coaching?

“I help people become: high achievers, uncover their true purpose, maximize their life and master their bodies,” he says.

What does Forse enjoy most about coaching?

“What I enjoy most is seeing people truly change their lives and change the way they think. They start to get in better shape, and they start to feel better about themselves. They might have asked that person out, because they don’t feel insecure about how they look any more or started a business that, they were scared for starting for so long or they’ve lost 10 pounds and they’re finally able to communicate with their significant other better. Those are the things that really get me going because fitness is just a means to an end,” said Forse.

If Forse could travel anywhere with anyone died or alive, who would it be and where would he travel to?

“I would have to go back to Israel and visit Jesus, back in the day, when he was alive,” said Forse.

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You can like Nate Forse on Facebook, check out his website  https://www.forselifestyle.com and follow him on Instagram @NateForse