Heading back to the U.S. today from China but not before getting to visit with one of the world's great ambassadors of fitness - Michael McSweeney. My partner Robert Dyer, and I have gotten to know Michael over the past few years in our work with Les Mills, which we distribute through Fitmarc in 12 states in the south central U.S.
Michael was an early creator of the BODYPUMP program, he also helped to create RPM and BODYATTACK, among many other accomplishments. The man was behind training and inspiring tens of thousands of people who now spread a fitness and healthy living philosophy around the world. More than that Michael is a great person. He, his wife Mary and two sons live in Hong Kong and he remains active in the health and fitness community. Follow Michael McSweeney on twitter if you can.
The health and fitness industry is made up of many people like Mike McSweeney, although not all of them as accomplished. They made and make a difference in so many people's lives. This leads me to a question.
If you are in the health and fitness business who was your Michael McSweeney ? Contact me, Bryan O'Rourke, and share your story. Who inspired you and made a difference in your career in health and fitness or in your regime to become healthier ? Let me know and thanks Michael for taking time out to say hello.
PS: I want thank Michael Bruno who contacted Carlo from Isola and insisted McSweeney and I visit him for dinner. Isola is the best Italian restaurant in all of Hong Kong. Thanks again Michael Bruno - Carlo Speranza was terrific and the great fresh Italian food at Isola's in Hong Kong was outstanding !