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My Worst Investment Ever Podcast - Andrew Stotz 10th May 2021
Gav Gillibrand – Don’t Underestimate the Value of Stretching and Staying Flexible
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Gav Gillibrand – Don’t Underestimate the Value of Stretching and Staying Flexible

BIO: Gav Gillibrand is a fitness and nutrition expert specializing in helping busy executives lose 20-30lbs in 12 weeks. He is the author of The GHG Method – A No “Bullshit” Approach To Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mind Set & Radically Changing Your Life.

STORY: In his 20s, Gav ignored his health and just concentrated on having a sexy body. Years later, he has had several injuries that he now has to deal with in his 40s.

LEARNING: Your health is more important than wealth or a sexy body. Invest in your health today to manage the risk of injuries in your old age.

 

“If I could go back to my 20s, I would be the first to take care of my health. Now I have to spend the next 20 years trying to repair the damage that I did in my 20s and 30s.”

Gav Gillibrand

 

Guest profile

Gav Gillibrand is a fitness and nutrition expert specializing in helping busy executives lose 20-30lbs in 12 weeks and become great role models for their kids WITHOUT giving up carbs and other fun stuff from their lives.

From a TV appearance on “Blind Date” in 1993 to a distinguished career as a male revue artist AKA a male stripper, traveling all over the UK and Europe, Gav went on to become one of the UK’s most successful fitness coaches, having helped 100’s of clients in the last 12 years to health and weight loss success. He’s written articles for Men’s Health, Hello and OK! Magazine and is the author of The GHG Method: A No “Bullshit” Approach To Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mind Set & Radically Changing Your Life.

Worst investment ever

Too young and sexy to care

When Gav was in his 20s during his stripping and dancing days, he would often make fun of the other guys who always took time to exercise and stretch before a show. Gav felt that he was sexy enough to need any stretching.

Giving in to age and poor health

When Gav was in his 40s, his body started caving. He got a neck injury and a spinal injury that caused his left arm to be slightly paralyzed. Gav was out of action for two or three years. Three years later, he had two meniscus surgeries on his knee. He is currently in the middle of a hip and back injury.

Gav’s worst mistake ever was ignoring his health in his 20s, and now he is trying to repair the damage.

Lessons learned

Your health is better than your looks or money

You may have a sexy look, but your sexy body will not be of help to you if you are sick. It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got or how big your car or house is; if you have poor health, it is all worthless.

Andrew’s takeaways

Think of your health as a risk management strategy

Invest in your health when you are young to avoid the risk of poor health and injuries in your old age.

Actionable advice

Start thinking about your health now when you are young because prevention is better than cure. You do not want to spend your sunset years trying to repair the damage that you did in your 20s and 30s.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Gav’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to be injury-free. From a business perspective, he wants to double his coaching business and write his second book.

 

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