Congratulations Jed Reese for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month! Jed was chosen for his tireless efforts to make every goal a success. Here are his secrets to a phenomenal transformation. Read on.
[ Q ] Tell us a little about yourself. What is your position at BB.com? How long have you worked here?
I started working for Bodybuilding.com in January of 2008 as the Operations Quality Manager. My primary responsibilities are to lead operational process improvement initiatives as well as oversee our Data Analytics department.
Click Image To Enlarge. Jed Reese Is Bodybuilding.com's Operations Quality Manager.
[ Q ] What was your workout/fitness/nutrition level before working at BB.com?
Prior to working at Bodybuilding.com, I lived a very active lifestyle. I worked out at a local gym (or at my previous work's onsite gym facility) a minimum of 5 days per week. I also was active in competitive sports (i.e. football, basketball, and soccer), and engaged in quite a few other athletic based hobbies.
As far as nutrition goes, I would have to say that although I was consciously aware of my nutritional intake, I did not necessary regulate what I ate.
Click Image To Enlarge. Jed's 12 Week Transformation: Before & After.
[ Q ] What does your workout routine consist of now?
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Drop Sets - Also known as strip sets, drop sets involve the immediate reduction of weight between sets with no rest. This will thoroughly burn out a muscle.
[ Q ] What is it like working at BB.com? Does it create a helpful fitness environment?
I am honored and privileged to work for such an amazing company. In my opinion, Bodybuilding.com's strategy is 110% focused on the right thing ... the customer!
As an active and loyal customer myself, I can appreciate the fact that Bodybuilding.com is more than just a company looking to "hit it big" as just another sports nutrition company, .com, etc.
Click Image To Enlarge. I Am Honored And Privileged To Work For Such An Amazing Company.
Bodybuilding.com truly does care about the customer's overall health and wellbeing and is ultimately focused on something much bigger ... a movement to end the epidemic of an extremely overweight population.
[ Q ] How does the Bodybuilding.com environment influence your health, fitness and appearance goals?
Bodybuilding.com's core message is all about setting goals, relentlessly pursuing and achieving them.
[ Q ] What are your co-workers like?
Employees at Bodybuilding.com have integrity, are goal oriented, passionate, innovative, community focused, customer driven, fitness minded, health conscious individuals that believe in the company's strategy and put 110% into what they do each and every day.
Bodybuilding.com prides itself on its incredible culture, focusing on "first who, then what" which instills confidence that we have the right people on the bus.
Click Image To Enlarge. Bodybuilding.com Prides Itself On Its Incredible Culture.
[ Q ] Did someone from Bodybuilding.com inspire you to reach your goals?
As a competitive athlete, these were all the motivation I needed to start a 12 week transformation of my own and prove to myself that I had the drive, dedication, and self-discipline to achieve similar results. I would like to especially thank Kris Gethin for the integral role he played as my mentor/coach/trainer throughout my transformation.
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[ Q ] Have you inspired others with your new look and attitude?
Although physical appearance is believed to be an important factor in the development of personality and social relations, I believe that people are inspired by and respect the amount of hard work, dedication and discipline that went in to achieving my goal.
Click Image To Enlarge. People Are Inspired By The Amount Of Hard Work, Dedication, And Discipline That Went In To Achieving My Goal.
[ Q ] What is your favorite feature on Bodybuilding.com?
BodySpace without a doubt! I love the fact that BodySpace not only provides the tools to track one's progress, but it also has a loyal community following which provides members the unique ability to motivate, support and learn from one another based on real-life experiences.
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[ Q ] How does Bodybuilding.com help to motivate and support you?
Bodybuilding.com lives by its mission, which is to help visitors reach their health, fitness, and appearance goals through information, motivation, and supplementation. They have given me the tools to be successful, now it is up to me to take it the distance.
Click Image To Enlarge. It Is Up To Me To Take It The Distance.
[ Q ] Does practicing the bodybuilding lifestyle improve the productivity of Bodybuilding.com? If so, how?
Research has shown that exercise during the workday improves job performance. One of the awesome benefits that is offered at Bodybuilding.com is a gym reimbursement program (company pays $35 per month towards employee gym membership dues with proof of attendance).
In addition, employees are encouraged to take an extra 10-15 minute exercise break throughout the day (i.e. take a walk outside, etc.) in attempt to recharge and return to work in a more productive state.
Click Image To Enlarge. Research Has Shown That Exercise During The Workday Improves Job Performance.
[ Q ] What are your future goals? Do you think working for BB.com will help you reach them?
My goal for the summer is to effectively manage weight training, cardio, and nutritional intake in order to maintain less than 10% bodyfat with a target weight of 185lbs. I know that, whatever my fitness goal is, Bodybuilding.com is there for me!
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