What’s the difference between being in lockdown and being in jail? The answer from today’s guest will surprise you.
Today I’m grateful to be here with my new friend, Doug Bopst. Doug is a personal trainer, author of 3 books, and host of The Adversity Advantage podcast.
Doug has a unique perspective as someone who actually spent time in jail—a former convicted felon and drug addict, Doug made the best of his time in jail to discover fitness and reinvent himself.
When you’re looking around in these challenging circumstances the past year or so, a lot of people are getting weaker or they’re getting broken, they’re letting things get to them. And then a small minority of folks are actually getting stronger because of this, they’re getting into dojo mode and getting disciplined.
Doug has a lot of interesting perspectives on how we can get out to the other side of all these challenging times even stronger than we would have otherwise been.
Doug’s story was featured in a documentary film called From Felony to Fitness to Free and as of this year, he’s now 12 years sober. So congratulations to Doug!
You’re going to dig this show. We’re chatting about:
- The surprising difference between being in jail and being under lockdown
- How to funnel addictive behavior into something positive
- How to use fitness as a catalyst for change in your life
- And tons more…
Let’s go hang out with Doug.
Where To Find Doug Bopst
The best place to find Doug is on his website DougBopst.com.
Be sure to listen and subscribe to Doug’s podcast, The Adversity Advantage, where he interviews people from all walks of life on the tips and tricks that they’ve used to turn different trials into triumphs and really use their hard times to create something special.
Doug has written 3 books which he says are a reflection of his personal story, including “From Felony to Fitness to Free,” “Faith Family Fitness” and his newest book, “The Heart of Recovery,” where he interviews roughly 50 of the most inspiring individuals who have beat addiction from of all walks of life.
The Heart of Recovery just came out last year with hopes of helping others get into recovery.
And once again, if you want to learn more about Doug’s back story, get his books, and connect with him, be sure to check out his website DougBopst.com, and drop him a line.
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What did you think of this episode with Doug Bopst? Are you using these challenging times to get better, to get stronger? Drop a comment below to share your thoughts!