Tanner Gers, Paralympic hopeful joins the show to share his inspiring journey to where he is today. As I talked with Tanner I couldn’t help think. “What I would do if I was in his shoes?” I could only hope I would have half the amount of drive and sense of humor he has despite his accident.
Tanner lost his left eye and lost vision in his right eye during a car accident. After suffering injury and spending 19 days unconscious, he has really shown us what is possible when you put yourself out there and commit to a purpose. Tanner learned how to long jump after his accident and has really improved his skills. He won the gold in the 2012 Paralympic trials for long jump. He is now on the road to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. As we talk about on the show it is extremely competitive to make it to the games and we will be rooting as Tanner tries to secure his spot.
On the show Tanner tells us a few tricks he uses when training and reminds us that we are the most important part of our own personal success. There’s no pill or magic supplement that holds the key to skill and performance. Showing up and consistently working towards our goals is what makes the difference. Tanner believes that we are all capable of great things and if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself anything or any goal you want to achieve is possible.
Tanner has really taken his journey toward health and fitness seriously and takes it one step further to help us all achieve our goals and take it to the next level. He has multiple books and training programs that anyone can use. From nutrition to fitness programs you can learn more at his website: absolutelylean.com
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And as always remember – Stay Motivated!