MEET THE MODEL
Greg Campbell, Fitness Manager at 24 Hour Fitness Midtown Ultra-Sport in New York City, started his fitness journey playing basketball overseas. He decided that when he couldn’t play competitively anymore, he wanted to help someone else with their professional success—and that was the start of his next chapter. We asked Campbell for his insights as player and now, as trainer.
24Life: What’s one thing you wish every client knew?
Greg Campbell: I wish everyone knew to eat based on how they move, instead of moving based on how they eat. Most people say they need to go to the gym to offset what they ate, instead of thinking about how much they’re going to move for the day—and then how much they’ll eat, based on their energy expenditure.
24Life: What’s your favorite and least favorite move?
GC: My favorite move is most likely a burpee. My least favorite is a crunch or sit-up.
24Life: Do you have a power song?
GC: “If This World Were Mine” by Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn.
24Life: Where will we find you when you’re not training clients?
GC: Raising my son, Jordan! We wrestle and he pretends to be my personal trainer.
24Life: What’s your life mantra?
GC: Don’t stop until it’s over. Often, it’s easy to quit, and because people quit often, it’s easy to fall into that groove. How about seeing the other side of that pain, that threshold, that discomfort? Try to find a way to be comfortable with it.