I think it’s kind of strange when people write about themselves in the third person (especially on their own blog) so I won’t be doing that here.
Some facts about me:
College: Binghamton University
Residence: New York City
My business philosophy: If you don’t believe in your product/service 1000% then don’t waste your time trying to market it!
Long term goal: To create a business that gets me jumping out of bed in the morning that makes the world a better place by helping and impacting as many people as I can. (Update 2/16/07: I’m finally jumping out of my bed every morning with MyBodyTutor!)
How am I making the world a better place? Well, one client at a time. When I help people realize their body’s full potential, I’m also helping them realize their overall potential! When you feel and look as good as you can, you are way more inclined to take risks and do amazing things with your life! What would this world be like if everyone loved their job (I don’t know what else to call it) as much as I did?
Did you start any businesses in college? I did. I founded several profitable businesses, including Bingcoupons and most notably, Ultimate Discount Card (myUDC.com), however, I am no longer involved with these businesses.
My Current Favorite Workout Song: Gimme More by Britney Spears. Just kidding (sort of). I’d have to say it’s Talk by Coldplay (Junkie XL Remix).
The Biggest Risk I ever took: Leaving my very safe and well paying job at Ernst & Young to pursue my passions of health and fitness, helping people and entrepreneurship to create the company of my dreams.
My Favorite Place to Run: Along the East River next to the FDR Drive. There is nothing like it!
My All-Time Favorite TV show: If I had to pick one, I’d have to say the Sopranos although I loved Inspector Gadget when I was a little kid.
A Little More…
I have always been a health and fitness fanatic and I’m extremely passionate about nutrition, lifting weights and running.
I can lay on a beach or by a pool all day with a great book.
I love hanging out and laughing with my family and friends.
I really enjoy being able to put my ideas and emotions onto paper (computer, really) for the world to read to hopefully learn from my ideas or be entertained by them.
I love helping people!
Now I am: Helping people realize their body’s full potential with MyBodyTutor which I believe I was born to do.
In the past I was: Helping people grow their business by creating unique, cost-effective marketing solutions with Bingcoupons and the Ultimate Discount Card.
My Bio: (unfortunately, this has to be in the third person!)
Adam Gilbert, is a nationally recognized health, fitness and motivational expert and is the Founder and Chief Body Tutor of MyBodyTutor, a company he created to help people stop making excuses when it comes to health and fitness, by providing daily and personal accountability like no other company in the world.
Adam has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Conde’ Nast Publications, Shape Magazine, Newsday, Press & Sun Bulletin, Binghamton Alumni Journal and Inside BU. He has been a featured guest on over a dozen radio stations throughout the country.
He is a syndicated author on topics ranging from recognizing business opportunities, customer service, marketing and following your passion to nutrition, exercise, discipline and motivation. He writes a regular column for Millionaire Blueprints Teen and a weekly column for a Conde’ Nast publication where he is the current resident health and fitness expert. Adam was recently named a 2008 ‘Millenial Leader’.
Prior to starting his latest venture, Adam worked at Ernst & Young for 2 years in the hedge fund and private equity practice, where he realized first hand that it was just too easy to make excuses. Adam felt that life was way too short to not love what you do and combined his life-long passions of health and fitness, helping people and writing with entrepreneurship to create his dream company.
While in college Adam created the Ultimate Discount Card, which provides discounts to college students along with various other successful ventures. Before turning over the reins, Adam saturated his school, Binghamton University, and formed a partnership with Student Advantage.