Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight - July 2009: John Shumate!

Congratulations John Shumate for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month! John was chosen for his tireless efforts to make every goal a success. Here are his secrets to a phenomenal physique. Read on.

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John Shumate Name: John Shumate
Email: john.shumate@bodybuilding.com
Age: 50
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 159 lbs
BodySpace: jwshumate

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[ Q ] Tell us a little about yourself. What is your position at BB.com? How long have you worked here?
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    I'm the Director of Marketing and I've been on board for almost 8 months. I've been married for 28 years (to the same person) and have two kids; Lindsay, age 24, and Adam, age 21.

John Shumate Is The Director Of Marketing For Bodybuilding.com.
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John Shumate Is The Director Of
Marketing For Bodybuilding.com.

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[ Q ] What was your workout/fitness/nutrition level before working at BB.com?
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    I have always been a gym rat, always will be, however working at Bodybuilding.com has intensified my focus. Just being around the industry every day makes me ready to rip into my workout.

Just Being Around The Industry Every Day Makes Me Ready To Rip Into My Workout.
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Just Being Around The Industry Every Day
Makes Me Ready To Rip Into My Workout.

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[ Q ] What does your workout routine consist of now (please give detailed weekly workout)?
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[ Q ] What does your diet consist of now?
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John Shumate.
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John Shumate.

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[ Q ] What supplements have helped you reach your goals?
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[ Q ] What is it like working at BB.com? Does it create a helpful fitness environment?
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    Oh yea. It's a blast to be around it all day long.

It's A Blast To Be Around It All Day Long.
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It's A Blast To Be
Around It All Day Long.

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[ Q ] How does the Bodybuilding.com environment influence your health, fitness and appearance goals?
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    We talk it and live it all day long, how could it not have a positive influence?

We Talk It And Live It All Day Long.
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We Talk It And Live
It All Day Long.

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[ Q ] What are your co-workers like?
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    They are their own people and I love how we're all different but working together toward helping people live better lives.

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[ Q ] Did someone from Bodybuilding.com inspire you to reach your goals?
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    No, in fact I feel a responsibility to inspire others. I was that way for years before I came to work here, I'm a total fitness geek.

I'm A Total Fitness Geek.
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I'm A Total Fitness Geek.

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[ Q ] Have you inspired others with your new look and attitude?
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    Hopefully so, but you'd have to ask them.

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[ Q ] What is your favorite feature on the BB.com website?
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    BodySpace progress pics, I look at them every day. I literally break into a smile when I see what people have done to improve themselves.

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[ Q ] How does BB.com help to motivate/support you?
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    Health and fitness is omnipresent here, it's the fabric of everyone's job. It's a lifestyle.

Health And Fitness Is Omnipresent Here.
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Health And Fitness Is Omnipresent Here.

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[ Q ] Does practicing the bodybuilding lifestyle improve the productivity of Bodybuilding.com? If so, how?
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    I think so, the mind-body connection is part of our DNA but has been lost for what represents a blink in the history of humanity, and most don't realize the price we pay for giving that up. We're better functioning humans when we're physical.

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[ Q ] What are your future goals? Do you think working for BB.com will help you reach them?
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    To live long and prosper, rock on Bodybuilding.com!

Rock On Bodybuilding.com!
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Rock On Bodybuilding.com!

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