health & fitness
Greg has taken part in athletics all his life -- from Little League & summer camp as a child, weightlifting & varsity sports as a teen, to triathlons & an all-in-good-fun "tryout" with the Minnesota Twins' AAA team' as an adult. To this day, he remains very active - working out on a constant basis. At times, though, his participation has required overcoming physical obstacles, including seven operations. In 2009, for instance, he was injured in a fluke accident while volunteering & had to have surgery on his spine. Three years later, he completed a sprint triathlon on six days notice & was featured on the home page of USA Triathlon. Click here to read the USA Triathlon article. The books based on Greg's story highlight health & fitness (health club, summer camp, sports) in a positive light & also reflect on lessons that are relevant to those who take part in those kinds of experiences. Groups which have used the books & workbooks &/or the related posters in their internal or external efforts include Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, LA Fitness, USA Mobility, Inc., Wellbridge Athletic Club, Camp Menominee; Foot Associates of New York, Toronto Blue Jays & the St. John's University women's soccer team. The events where Greg has been invited to speak have included events for student-athletes as well as events for those in health & fitness-related fields (i.e. an event for University of North Dakota's student-athletes, a conference for nurses in Canada). Click here to read about those events. Over the years, Greg has written articles for papers & magazines including profiles on a number of people with health-fitness connections (i.e. a collegiate student-athlete, the owner of a basketball camp, people who work in pro sports). In one instance, he wrote a column about the experience of spending time in a wheelchair after operations on his feet. On the civic side, sports played a large role in the mentoring program that Greg started shortly after college.