Bernie Salazar is a MAJOR LOSER! Hs is probably one of the BIGGEST LOSERS I know… and that’s why anyone with ears should listen to what he has to say about achieving lasting health and wellness.
You see, Bernie used to have sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and pre-diabetes. Then he shed 130# on the reality show The Biggest Loser (season 5) and now he runs marathons. While he may not win them (don’t worry Bernie, I don’t win either), he still fiercely competes with the only opponent that matters – himself.
Bernie Salazar on Chicago Athlete’s March Magazine
I had the pleasure of spending a few days in D.C. doing some advocacy work with Bernie. We were on the Hill representing ourselves as guests of Mizuno asking Congress to increase funds for the Carol M. White physical education program (PEP) so that more grants can be awarded. The truth is the government suggests at least 1 hr a day of exercise, yet, only 8% of schools actually comply with that by offering daily phys ed. It’s a real problem. We hope to be part of the solution. That’s why we took two days of our time to share our personal stories and expertise.
Team Mizuno Never Settles – Phys Ed for Kids Today!
Bernie with some GWU students.
Besides bringing “PEP” to the Hill, Bernie made a huge splash on the campus of George Washington University, where I teach sports nutrition. He spoke about his journey from “couch potato” to “marathoner”.