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Episode Info: JR Allen is Dr. Sharon’s personal trainer, and he just so happens to train Mary J. Blige as well. JR began his career as a production manager at MTV, but a twist of fate led him down a new career path in his early forties. Today he talks with Dr. Sharon about how he got where he is, and what listeners should look for in a personal trainer.   Key Takeaways: [:57] Dr. Sharon has already seen impressive changes since she started training with JR. [1:29] JR used to be a production manager for MTV, but met a Hollywood personal trainer, who inspired him to move in a new direction. [4:33] JR got his first personal training job in a tennis club, and this became an important career move. [5:58] JR Started his own business called 2 Day Be Fit, and it was really hard at first. [6:43] Things turned around when JR got a call from Mary J. Blige’s manager. [9:43] Where does JR see himself in five years? [11:19] JR recommends meditating as part of a functional fitness program. [14:07] How does JR figure out how to help his clients with their unique fitness needs? [17:50] If you like JR’s philosophy, but don’t live in New York, how should you choose a trainer? [20:18] JR discusses realistic weight loss goals. [23:27] You should have a connection with your trainer. [26:07] How do you build lean muscle?   Mentioned in This Episode: Email JR at: 2daybefit@gmail.com JR’s Instagram Twitter: @2daybefit 2 Day Be Fit Website
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