Follow Jeremy on Instagram, you'll notice he creates a ton of content.
As a fitness enthusiast, I started following the Hirschkorn Fit account for two reasons. One, I've known Jeremy for years, in part thanks to Sehome High School baseball. Two, the content he creates exists solely to motivate and benefit the audience, whether that be athletically, emotionally or for rehabilitation. Jeremy's goal is simple. His work is effective and I can fully engage with his perspective and motives. This is not about building a brand around himself, or making himself popular. This is about making his community healthier, and better.
I used to injure my shoulder every few months like clockwork. I wasn't stretching properly, wasn't isolating my range of movement to reach full potential, and I wasn't trying to fix anything. I was just waiting for the injury to go away and start back where I left off. It was cyclical and the definition of insanity.
Simply watching Jeremy's Instagram page was a game changer (make sure you check out his website too, where you'll find a wealth of content to absorb and learn from). You'll have to listen to the episode, as I won't go into full details here, but - spoiler alert - I fixed my shoulder after watching an Instagram video Jeremy made. I've been injury free ever since. My shoulders feel amazing; I can feel the strength building and the stretching technique has been paramount to making sure I stay healthy.
This is one simple example of how Jeremy influences life around him. There is a genuine attitude behind his work. The level of commitment goes beyond just creating videos. He says that he will never ask someone to do something he hasn't done and he walks that talk. If you peruse his website or Facebook page, you'll notice that Jeremy is actively working out all of the movements and exercises he assigns to his class. Another interesting bit about his movement class - you don't even have to be there and participate to reap the benefits. Daily, Jeremy is writing out his workouts, allowing you to pick up and implement anywhere. Who does that? Who gives away the recipe for success? Hirschkorn does, and he does it with an attitude far beyond what you could reasonably expect.
One motivator for having Jeremy as a guest is that he also blogs and produces his own podcast. Interviewing others that share this commonality is a treat for me. I get to pick their brain, ask what works or what doesn't, and as a result I'm more informed. Its a win-win for me and the audience. Jeremy's blog casts a wide net, covering a variety of subjects which in turn offers a little something for everyone. The podcast focuses mainly on coaches, and if you listen to Ep008, you'll understand my perspective on the role of the coach in any individual's life.
To date, I've interviewed at least five Sehome Alumni, and we're almost to a dozen episodes. I've definitely wondered if my hand is too deep in the cookie jar of nostalgia, but then I realize none of us are the same as we were in our teens. In other words, were twice the age as when we first met, give or take. Now that we're in our 30s, we have kids, careers and live that stretch far beyond our high school bubble. Yet I find myself reminiscing of times long forgotten each time a fellow Mariner joins the podcast. It's a great feeling to go full circle with some of these folks and I wonder what it will feel like looking back on this podcast when I'm 50, 60 and about to croak. Probably will laugh and cry with happiness and embarrassment. Either way, it's a great experience and I feel like I'm still scratching the surface of what this project can become. Slow steps, little victories, and a solid attitude are the keys to the success of this podcast.