NAME: Zak Taylor
CURRENT POSITION: Personal Trainer
WHERE IS YOUR HOME TEAM: I grew up in Sydney’s inner west
WHO DO YOU PLAY FOR NOW: Balmain
WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN: A huge goal of mine is to be on the cover of a major health and fitness magazine. It would be such an amazing feeling knowing that all the hard work over the years has paid off. I truly hope to inspire others to improve their own health and wellbeing.
WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE IT: Keep training and eating clean to keep my mind and body in optimum shape, and to also continue to compete in fitness modelling competitions and appear in photo shoots for more exposure.
LIST 1 OR 2 ‘GOLD MEDAL’ MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE: One ‘gold medal’ moment that I cherish is when one of my long-term clients achieved his major weight loss goal of 50kgs and told me that I saved his life. Another is when I was placed 2nd in Musclemania’s Model Australia, as well as the Asia Pacific Male Model competition.
WHO ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS: I have a huge amount of respect for people who challenge themselves, break the rules and aim higher than what is thought to be possible. My champions are Greg Plitt and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES AN EVERYDAY CHAMPION: An everyday champion, in my eyes, is someone who is driven and motivated enough to push past the means of mediocrity and give 110% effort in whatever they do. Someone who always strives to be the best person they can be.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
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