We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Spinner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Work has become my entire life for the most part, but I can’t complain because I love what I do. Yes, sometimes it sucks when I can’t do regular things like go out with my friends or celebrate birthdays because of my crazy work schedule, but I keep telling myself that it will all pay off in the end. I’m just thankful that I have people in my life who are very understanding and supportive of my business. I will say that I always try my best to make time for my loved ones though in any way that I can.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a personal trainer I make it my mission to help all my client’s reach their fitness goals. Through high intensity training I am able to help my clients shed fat and gain muscle. I train a lot of women and they tend to give up on themselves before they even start but I don’t allow it. I push them hard because I know that they are capable! I don’t let my clients give up on themselves ever. I’m very proud of how many clients I have and how quickly my business has grown. I am now working on starting up an athletic clothing line, Almighty Activewear. It’s still in the works, but I am very excited to see how everything plays out. Getting to where I’m at today was not easy at all, it took a lot of dedication and sacrifice. I encountered a lot of obstacles along the way and I still face them to this day. Obstacles and hardships will always be a factor in anything that you do, but it’s all about how you handle them. I face every obstacle the same way and that’s head on no matter what. If you have a goal or a dream you don’t let anything stop you ever! That’s the biggest lesson I learned along the way. I just want the world to know what my brand stands for. I use almighty because it means all powerful and that’s what we as people are. We are all powerful no matter what and we have the power over our lives even when we feel as though we don’t. Our inner power is a state of mind and fitness is all about mental strength. Before you can become physically strong you first have to tell yourself that you have the power to do so.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First and foremost I have to show them the city that made me, Mid-city LA. Our first stop would be Annie Soul Delicious to get a plate of the best soul food in Los Angeles and we definitely have to hit Melrose to shop around and grab some more good food. For a night scene we for sure have to go to the District by GS, they have some great food and drinks and even better music and vibes. I’d have to take them to the beach of course, maybe rent some bikes or skates and enjoy LA. I love amusement parks so we’d hit six flags and get on every ride in that park.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First I want to thank God because without Him I wouldn’t be where I am today. Next I want to thank my family, friends, and girlfriend for always believing in me and supporting my dreams. There were many times that I felt discouraged and they always uplifted me and pushed me to keep going. Since I started training I’m always busy and I can’t give them a lot of my time or attention and they are always so understanding and for that I owe them everything. Lastly, I would like to shoutout the Athletic and Health Science department at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. My coaches and the athletic training staff helped me to pursue training and under their supervision I was able to gain a lot of experience with training. My professors Chasity Riddick and Yvonne Hilton pushed me so hard to earn my bachelors degree and I am forever grateful for them.
Brandon Lawless (Lawless Productions) @BrandonLawless1