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Paul “Theo” Theodore Activated

It was 2009 in Louisville, KY when I first met Theo. He approached me at the first annual International Youth Conditioning Summit (IYCA) and said something to the effect of ” there’s something different about you” and I felt the same way about him.  He asked if we could talk at some point during the conference.  And we did.

He was a young coach at the time.  Just getting started.  He was carrying a lot of weight, but he “managed” it well.  Like so many of us do. So many decisions to make.  A young family, a crazy schedule and money was tight.  He was starting to question his calling, his craft, his place in the industry.  He was starting to question his voice as a coach and as a business, his message, his programs, his reason for doing it.  And the weight was real.  I felt it.

But I also felt his desire to do something special.  To be more than the circumstances, to want to overcome all that.  To rise, not fall away.  The proof of that desire was inherent in the truth he shared and in his asking for help.

Fast forward 5 years.  Two beautiful children, an amazing facility, a community coming together for inspired action.  A voice that speaks loud and clear.  Lives changed. Tears shed (many of my own at his facility, in his home, and from afar), a growing sense of purpose.  The weight is still there.  But it’s different.  He carries it differently.  It’s not about him.  But it had to start with him.  It’s not about us, but it has to start with us.

His story is incredible.  From his marriage, to his facility, to how his business has evolved. You’ve been where he’s been.  In the past, now or maybe in days to come…but you can go where he and his family are going…a place you deserve to be…

It’s time to rise up…and sometimes it takes being down for a moment to do it well.  It’s ok…we got you!

David Jack

 

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Coach Theo

Coach Paul Theo is the owner of FMU Fitness, a Christian-based youth fitness and adult training company in Cleveland, Oh.  An ex-division one college wrestler and now fitness coach, motivational speaker, and author, he works with hundreds of kids and adults each week through is group training programs and community events. His reach extends far beyond his gym walls as he runs multiple school obstacle races and local charity events throughout the year. He resides with his beautiful wife Amber, and 4yr old son Giovanni and 10 month old Alana.
  • IYCA YFS 1, YSAS, YAAS, YHSSCC
  • Voted Cleveland’s Best of the West Trainer
  • Featured as a Top 5 Finalist in Men’s Health Next Top Trainer Challenge
  • Pull-up world record attempt raised $39,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

For more information about Theo and his mission visit www.fitmeupfitness.com

 

Strength to Serve and Founder Jeremy Shore ready to activeight

I first met Jeremy Shore in Los Angeles in 2008 on the set of a full production DVD project we did together for Men’s Health Magazine.  From the moment we met, I knew there was something different about him.

Since then, we have become as close as brothers, and he has gone on to create global impact in the fitness world through the platforms of media, education and coaching (as you’ll see below).  More than that, Jeremy has played a pivotal role in my life behind the scenes as a friend, mentor, and peer.  He has become one of my best friends, and is one of my personal activeight brothers.

Jeremy has also founded a movement we’ve partnered with called Strength to Serve (STS).  The truth that STS promotes is that our strength isn’t for us, it’s for others.  It’s meant to transfer out of the gym into the everyday lives we lead and to those who need it from us.  It’s inspiring people, and giving them tools to use their fitness to bring “strength” (the capacity for effective action as he says) to homes, communities and globally by using their fitness in a simple, yet profound way.  And the irony is, the more strength that’s given away, the more we seem to get in return.

Jeremy is a first class fitness professional and human being (job #1) and the STS movement is changing the way communities use, benefit from, and view fitness.  I’ve had the pleasure of working side by side with him in several cities and for various causes, and it has truly activated my life.

Jeremy will help deliver a live fitness media specialist hands on session, as well as a live strength to serve experience.  You’ll be grateful for both.  And maybe, just maybe, you might also get your medicine ball literacy seriously upgraded :)

We (and I personally) are grateful for your presence and your willingness to serve brother!  See you in October!

DJack

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Jeremy Shore – “at a glance” -

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  • Founder of Strength To Serve (www.StrengthToServe.com)
  • Dynamax Medicine Balls Director of Education
  • TriggerPoint Master Trainer
  • 17+ Years in the Fitness Industry
  • Expert Contributor to ReebokONE, Men’s Health, + Livestrong
  • TV Appearances on The Doctors + Rachael Ray
  • DVD Host: MH Muscle System Workout + 15 Minute Workouts