Miles of Transformation - Luis Gonzalez - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 043

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is a seasoned trainer, author, and Ironman racer! Introducing Luis Gonzalez, CEO of Life Power and Life Power Charities. Luis partners with host Gregory McDonough to share his journey into endurance sports, how it has impacted his life and training methods, and how he fosters a positive mindset in his clients. He also delves into the importance of taking accountability, maintaining consistency, and understanding the difference between exercise and training.

  • Getting into endurance sports at a later stage in life completely changed Luis’ perspective on fitness. An endurance mindset, according to him, is one where it's not about running 26 miles at once, but breaking it down and taking it one step, or one mile at a time.
  • Luis makes a crucial distinction between exercise and training. Exercise, according to him, is about a release of endorphins and getting tired, whereas training is purposeful and goal-oriented. It changes not just the body's composition, but the mindset too. 
  • One of the most common hurdles Luis often sees in clients is a lack of accountability and consistency. He believes that to achieve any fitness goal, one needs to take full responsibility, strive relentlessly, and continue with the efforts consistently. 
  • Achieving fitness goals should not just be about looks or vanity, but should improve other aspects of life as well, such as career, relationships, parenting, and overall lifestyle. The success from training should translate into success in life.
  • Nutrition varies based on the goal - whether it's weight loss, performance enhancement, or bodybuilding. Luis recommends taking more carbs during endurance training and keeping the diet lean during off-seasons.
  • Luis credits his determination to the values inherited from his parents - his mother's passion and his father's work ethic. He also wants to pass on these values (improved and shaped by his experience and wisdom) to his children to help them achieve their potential.
Quote of the Show:
  • "Once you change your mindset, you can change anything around you." - Luis Gonzalez
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Creators and Guests

Gregory McDonough
Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Miles of Transformation - Luis Gonzalez - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 043
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