»Briefly describe your daily/weekly workout routine.
Indoor cycling two times per week. Running almost every Saturday and working out at the gym at Planet Fitness about once per week.
»What inspired you to begin a regular fitness routine?
Most recently, it was my wife, Ginger. We’ve both been big into running in years past. And now we’re both trying to get back into living healthy.
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»Your indoor class at Sky Sport Fitness is done in the dark?
Yes. Being in the dark takes away any sense of intimidation some people may feel from being in a group.
»Why is working out something you have stuck with?
Well, working out is something that brought us together (at the 200-mile relay known as The Bourbon Chase across Kentucky). It keeps us both motivated and accountable.
»How do you make time to work out?
It’s tough. But Christine Nesci at Sky Sport makes it easy and convenient with an early-morning 5:30 a.m. class. And we live only about five minutes away.
»Have you lost weight or gained muscle mass through working out? How much?
I’ve lost about 6 pounds just maybe in the past month since restarting exercise. I once lost 130 pounds over about three years, after I had gotten up to about 360 pounds in 2008.
»What’s your favorite exercise?
I really like running. I’m pretty bummed that I ever got out of the habit.
»Do you listen to music during your workout? If so, what’s on your playlist?
Yes. I listen to ’80s rap like Run DMC and also (1990s) Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog. Plus some current Top 40 pop on iHeartRadio.
»Do you follow any special diet or eating plan?
Actually, I lost my weight doing mostly the Paleo diet, cutting out carbs and gluten and eating raw vegetables. I am far from Paleo at the moment, but am getting back to it.
»Do you have a favorite fitness moment, such as when you reached a certain goal or overcame a plateau?
That would have to be my very first 5K event in 2009 in Plainfield after I had lost my first 100 pounds. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
»What do you do to motivate yourself when you just don’t want to work out?
My wife motivates me. She kind of pulls me out of bed in the morning.
»What advice would you give someone who wants to begin working out?
Just start somewhere. I think most everybody is too fearful that if they go to a gym, then they’ve got to be some sort of bodybuilder. I mean, you can even get out and just start walking regularly.
»What is a little-known fitness fact about you?
I once did a 50-mile ultra-marathon in Fort Wayne and finished in 12 hours, 30 minutes.
— Compiled by staff writer Brian Blair
City: In Columbus since 2013. “We absolutely fell in love with the town.”
Occupation: Since January, owner of P3 Car Rental Avis/Budget locations in Columbus and in Bloomington.
Family: Wife Ginger; daughter Maleah, 12; son Wyatt, 10; dog Bulmer, apparently a boxer mix, 2.
Where you work out: With Ginger at Columbus’ Sky Sport Fitness, Planet Fitness in Columbus, personal trainer workouts at Sky Sport Fitness weekly, and with the Columbus Running Club.
Hours per week: Three to four currently, but is building up as he returns to exercise after a layoff devoted to family and work.