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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