Flavio Gama

I recently had an opportunity to speak with a hunky fitness professional Flavio Gama.

By: Joshua Conner

Flavio Gama is an NSCA-CPT, NASM-Fitness Nutrition Specialist, USAW-Sports Performance Coach, and Crossfit/Kettlebell Concepts and TRX Certified based in Chicago, Illinois and from Brasilia, Brasil. I am inspired by Gama personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by Gama’s passion for the sea and his incredible physique. Professionally, I am inspired by his accreditations in the fitness industry.

What is a day in the life of Gama like?

“I usually wake up around 4:30 or 5 am, and then I go to the gym and personally train clients. Then, whenever I have a break in the morning, I would do my own workouts or swim. Then, my wife goes to work, and I watch our baby for the rest of the day. If it’s summer, I take her to go sailing and off to the beach. During winter, we just do stuff indoors. Then, I food prep for most of the day in the afternoon. Then, I put the baby to sleep around 6 or 7, then I go to sleep myself,” said Gama on a typical day.

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

“The title would be ocean lover and I would say Brad Pitt,” said Gama.

If Gama could leave his daughter with one quality what would it be?

“I would like her to have hard work ethics. You have to work hard to get what you want in life. If you have perseverance and work hard, you can eventually accomplish your goals. I think with that, she will be whatever, she wants to become,” said Gama.

What are Gama’s underwear preferences?

“Briefs, Diesel,” said Gama.

Which boat most matches Gama’s personality?

“I would say the captain lima 400,” said Gama.

What was Gama’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, I think it’s probably 1997. That’s when I did my first season at Club Med in Brazil, on a beautiful island. It changed my perspective of life and I meet a bunch of amazing people, whom I am still friends with to this day. It put my life in a whole new perspective. I had a bunch of memorable years, but I would say probably 1997,” said Gama.

What’s the story behind Gama’s first tattoo?

“My first tattoo, I was only 16 years old. Since I was a little boy, I always loved tattoos. I lived in a very conservative and traditional family. I kept telling my dad when I grow up, I am going to get a tattoo. When I was 16 years old, I went to the shop, a friend took me. I did a dragon on the inside of my arm, which represents a song from the 80s, from Brasil, about a guy that I really admired. So the guy talks about the dragon tattoo. I did a dragon on the inside of my arm, hoping my dad would never see, but he saw right away. He was mad, but years later, a lot of people have tattoos, so it’s no big deal. I did it to show to chase and follow your dreams,” said Gama.

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Zachary Koran

I recently had an opportunity to speak with entrepreneur, coach & family man Zachary Koran.

By: Joshua Conner

Zachary Koran, is the lead broker & founder of Zach Koran Real Estate/The Zach Koran Group, entrepreneur, coach, father and Illinois Realtor at Compass based in Chicago. I am really inspired by how Koran utilizes various mediums including social media to give clients the best service.

What is a day in the life of Koran like?

“Well, I typically get up, have some coffee and take my vitamins, then I pray, mediate & do a couple of spiritual readings. Then I take a shower, get dressed and walk the dog. I have my son part-time, so sometimes, I’ll take him to school, like I did this morning. Then sometimes, I head to the office, where I make phone calls, do the prospecting part of my real estate business. In the afternoon,  I show properties, and 3 or 4 days a week, I hit the gym in the morning, before I start the day as well. At night-time, I either hang out with friends, or I show property listings or I have my son,” said Koran.

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

“Title of my life story, good question, it would be humility drives success. Who would play me in a movie, how about, I’m going through my mental Rolodex of actors, I don’t know Hugh Jackman,” said Koran.

If Koran could leave his son one quality it would be loyalty and honesty.

“Leave my son one quality, what would it be & why, that’s a good one, I was actually thinking about this the other day. You know probably, that’s tough, I would say loyalty and honesty. I know that’s two, but loyalty and honesty go together for me,” said Koran.

What was it like for Koran modeling for the Men of Chicago Real Estate calendar?

“It was great, I know a lot of those guys, that were on the calendar, because we’re all in the real estate business. I know probably half of them. We had a lot of fun doing it, I’m not really a model by trade. Doing that was fun for me, it’s always fun getting your picture taken. So, I got to meet some new people, which was great, and get a chance to be part of a fundraiser. The money raised from the calendar sales, went to a non-profit,” said Koran.

How did Koran get his first tattoo?

My first tattoo, I got it at Lake Geneva, when I was 18 years old. I got my first one on my shoulder, it was my initials in Old English writings. It is now covered up, by other art, that I wanted to bring to life, you know, kind of cover it up, but that was my first one 23 years ago,” said Koran.

What are Koran’s favorite brand of boxer briefs?

“ I probably go with Calvin Klein,” he says.

What is one sentence, would Koran like people to use when describing his business Zach Koran Real Estate?

“That’s a great question, I would like people to say, he goes extremely beyond the limits to provide good service,” said Koran.

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Patrick Cronen

I recently had an opportunity to speak to Patrick Cronen, Los Angeles’s versatile actor, mindful writer & proud Libra.

By: Joshua Conner

I have been a fan of Patrick Cronen, SAG-AFTRA actor at Patrick Cronen Inc, Screenwriter, freelance copywriter & editor, ever since I saw how funny he was in a DailyBurn TV Commercial. I was really inspired by his Instagram page, where he gives his followers a look into his spiritual and meditative practices even his morning pages.

What is a day in the life of Cronen like?

“Honestly, it’s a bit of reading, writing and meditation in the morning,” said Cronen

Then Cronen plays with his dogs, takes them on a good walk, then a run and works out in the gym. 

“The rest of the day, is usually either auditions, or if I’m on set, working on whatever project, I’m working on that day. If I could get a little DIY in there would also be fun, but that’s usually a day in the life,” said Cronen.

Cronen has also played in popular television shows such as: The Young and the Restless, Life in Pieces & Jane The Virgin.

How did Cronen get his first tattoo?

“I had it on my left forearm, it was love this moment. I got it right as I was coming back, from sort of a revelatory trip to Mexico. I had literally brought a one way ticket, and was cooling my heels from several years in New York. I just didn’t know what I was going to do with my life next. So there was sort of up in the air, and it really sort of brought me into the present moment of my mind. Typically I tend to dwell in the past and on the future, but present moment awareness is something I am thankful mediation brought me to,” said Cronen.

“A girlfriend was getting her deceased brother’s name tattooed on her hand, and I was just there being support. I got into a conversation with a guy while, I was waiting outside of the shop. He asked if you could boil down the meaning of life into the shortest possible phrase what would it be, and we both sort of landed on love this moment. That presence is sort of what activates all things in life, and he goes good, come inside were tattooing that on your arm. I kind of inadvertently signed up for a tattoo, I loved it, but the ink started to spread, so that has been covered by an arrow on my left forearm that I like quite a bit as well, cause I’ve got a bit of Sagittarius in me to,” said Cronen.

What tarot card is most like Cronen?

“What tarot card, that’s funny because I actually do tarot quite a bit. I don’t know, I’d say either the Justice card or the Lovers. You know the Justice card represents being fair & balanced in all of your dealings. I got a tattoo on my arm, I’m a Libra, and I have 5 planets in Libra, so I really do seek things that are fair balanced. Is it just, is it moral, is it ethical are always kind of the first questions on my mind. Also, the lovers, because they represent not only love and compassion, but new beginnings, new opportunities, and sort of that coming together that you find in co creating, in partners, and lovers. The actual attraction game, but also in manifesting new and creating ideas in hardship,” said Cronen.

What would be the title of Cronen’s life story?

“What would be the title of my life story, I don’t know. It would probably be a pun though. I do like puns and bad jokes far more than a 36-year-old man should,” said Cronen.

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