Fitness Interview with News4’s Matthew Seedorff


Multimedia Journalist for News4 San Antonio Matthew Seedorff is not only talented in front of the camera, but he’s also an accomplished marathoner and Ironman triathlete! He’s qualified- and ran- in the Boston Marathon for charity, and raised over $7,500 in the process. Being active is part of his lifestyle, and he says that even on his worst days, fitness feels like an accomplishment. Keep reading our exclusive interview to find out what his daily routine is and what genre of music he listens to that helps him power through his workouts…

HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?

Matthew: Daily exercise changes regularly. I don’t follow a strict plan, but I do try to do something every day. I’m a big believer that sweating every day is good for you. Usually, I run between 3-10 miles and lift weights. If I’m training for a race, I’ll mix in some swimming, and cycling, instead of running. Nutrition-wise, I just try to avoid unhealthy foods. No fast food, limited fried food, limited desserts, and no soda.

HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?

Matthew: It’s more of a lifestyle at this point. It’s just who I am. I enjoy being active. It’s a good outlet from work and other life stress that comes up.

HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?

Matthew: I strongly believe that an active lifestyle can help with your career. When you set challenging physical goals, such as an Ironman, you accomplish these challenges and it’s very rewarding. Once you realize that nothing is impossible and that you can always push yourself harder, you can achieve anything at work, or physically.

HFR: What inspires you, in general?

Matthew: I’m inspired by my friends, colleagues, and family. I believe that our bodies are our fortresses, and we should treat them like that. You only get one, so it’s important to keep it in the best shape possible. If your whole day falls apart, at least you can say you achieved your physical exercise goals.

HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?

Matthew: Just do it! Don’t wait, and don’t make excuses. You’ll just keep pushing it off, and waiting until tomorrow. Sign up for a 5k, then a 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. If you sign up for these races, you’ll force yourself to start running. Who knows, maybe you’ll like it, and start wanting to do more to chase better times. Once you get going, it’s hard to stop.

HFR: Share something that most people donโ€™t know about you!

Matthew: Tough question. I’ve had some viewers ask, what I listen to when I exercise. I usually just play my iPhone on shuffle, through all of my music, but mostly it’s country music. The words keep going, and if the workout is going well I’ll be singing along mid-stride.

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