Ari Alexander is a sports reporter for Houston news station KPRC. Not only does he report about sports in his local area, but he also aspires to play sports himself! This fitness ambassador is a man of action, working out with a personal trainer and finding a meal plan that works for him. Read more to learn how Ari’s health plays a big role in how he embraces life to the fullest and gets inspired by winning:
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Ari: Typically, I try to work out every day, hitting different parts of the body. Lately, I’ve signed up with a personal trainer, so I basically follow the routine – it’s designed for me to gain and hit a target weight, while also losing body fat to get a more cut look.
As far as nutrition – I try my best to eat healthy – lots of healthy fats, avocados, and almonds, and I really like things like skirt steak and black beans for my proteins. My big weakness is stroopwafels and peanut m&ms, so I do my best to avoid those
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Ari: As a sports reporter, I’m constantly around athletes who are in good shape, so I think that helps. But I would like to play sports, like pickup basketball or golf forever, so staying in good shape helps with that.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Ari: I think so. I think it’s much easier to have a clear mind to stay creative and write better when you feel good from eating the right foods, working out and getting the right amount of sleep.
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Ari: I have a drive to be the best at anything I do – so winning inspires me. I came to the U.S. in 1996 from Russia, and my parents instilled in me a drive to win. Being as healthy and fit as I can possibly be is part of that.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Try not to eat late at night, or if you have to eat something – don’t eat something heavy late at night.