Gene Soboleski is the founder of Big Zig Fitness and an ultra-marathon enthusiast, a clinical nurse, an exercise specialist, and currently a FitFluential Ambassador. He has been a runner for most of his life, but he also delved into cross country skiing as well as soccer. His main motivation for fitness is himself, describing the feeling of not being fit as one of the most awful things in the world. Gene says being fit helps remove a lot of negatives in his life which is why he also wants his son to grow up fit.
In this episode, Gene shares the incredible story of how he ended up being an ultra-marathoner and relay enthusiast by accident. He explains his definition of fitness and why it’s not something that is limited to young people. He also explains some of the fitness events he joined and shares his experience with each one.
“Fitness is something you have to seek out.” Gene Soboleski
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Where the nickname “Big Zig” comes from.
- Why he doesn’t like baseball.
- How he became fond of marathons and relays.
- What drew him to a fit lifestyle.
- What should you look for in a fitness activity?
- His tips for people who think fitness is unachievable?
- There are so many ways to seek fitness today due to technology.
- People still think losing weight is all about running a hundred miles a day.
- Fitness and being fit isn’t exclusive to young people.
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