Name: Tim Bellon
Anytime Fitness Title: O2i, Owner to Inspire
Anytime Fitness Location: Elma, Tumwater and Lacey WA
My weakness: I try to do too much myself. I feel that no one is going to do the job as well as I will, so I end up taking on too much. My number two weakness? I love food.
What keeps me motivated: I get to pay my life forward to my members. Every person that I can help regain their life drives me to help yet another person. No matter where you look, someone always needs to get their life under control. All they need is a person like me to give them the tools and support structure to succeed, the same way someone gave those things to me eight years ago. (Thank you Bill Phillips!)
Working Out Sucks, but: looking in the mirror and not knowing who that blob of a fat man is sucks more!
I feel my best when: I have just completed my workout for the day. It is a feeling of accomplishment that no one can take away from me. It is my first WIN of the day!
If I could tell the world one thing about exercise and fitness it would be: that exercise is something we all think about a lot. Stop thinking so much and just get up and do it! Yes, it’s going to be hard for a while, but eventually one day you won’t even need to think about it. You will start to miss it if you don’t get your fix. Whether you are 30-years-old or 70-years-old and overweight, remember you did not get that way overnight. There is no quick way to lose 30, 40, or in my case, 100+ pounds. Stop watching infomercials of models that get paid to show off their abs in order to convince you to buy a piece of exercise equipment that will become nothing more than an extra piece of furniture in your home before you toss it in a yard sale.
You pay for what you get. Find a facility that you feel comfortable with and pay a professional to help you with your life change. You are going to pay a doctor to help keep you alive or you are going to pay a fitness professional to help you live your life. The choice is up to you—now or later.
Live life and have fun doing it. Please don’t live life waiting for it to end!
The hardest thing I have ever had to overcome in my life was: when my father died at the age of 61. He was looking forward to a long retirement, but cancer had other plans. He was my best friend. I was an only child and we did so much together, from riding dirt bikes to working in the shop. It’s still hard when I think about it and it has been 17 years since his passing.