To help you regain control of your health, happiness, energy, and self-worth. To give you the confidence to ask that person out on a date, to look and feel like a superhero parent, or to simply be able to think more clearly and get more done. My mission is to help you become the best version of yourself, and help you transform your life through the power of nutrition, movement, and mindset.
My Story – A glimpse of my life
My name is O’Neil Fitzgerald Anderson Jr. (no I’m not Irish, at least not directly). My family is from a Caribbean island, known as Jamaica. I was born and raised in Boston, specifically Dorchester. Health and wellness had not been a major part of my life growing up. I am 1 of 6 siblings, and the first to go to college. For most of my childhood my diet consisted of “Little Debbie” cakes, candy, guzzlers, fast food and some heavy duty Caribbean “rice an peas and oxtail” (my mom makes the best oxtails hands down!). I had cavities in every molar in my mouth, and had countless visits to the dentist for fillings and pulling of teeth. My environment was a place riddled with drugs, gangs and violence. Access to healthy food, quality education and decent socio-economic conditions were virtually non-existent. As a result of my environment, my mindset and lifestyle was one of stress and anxiety. I struggled with being able to concentrate, being “skinny fat” and lacking in self-worth. I never once thought that what I ate, and the certain beliefs that I held, had any effect on my reality.
I first turned to sports, playing both football and basketball in high school. During my athletic career, I slowly began to realize the importance of MOVEMENT. Sports helped me deal with a lot of the psychological issues that you can only imagine a kid from an urban black community has to deal with on a day to day basis. But that wasn’t enough – I still struggled with learning, concentrating, lacking confidence and self-worth– Always operating at 60% as opposed to tapping into my full potential. After graduating college, I landed a marketing job in the “Big Apple” (hooray for me, or not). I looked for external validation to make me feel important, or worthy. I ran from my past, as opposed to embracing it and appreciating it. Throughout my 8 years of working in the marketing field, eating like crap, drinking almost every night, (check out the series Mad Men if you think I’m exaggerating) it was a constant roller coaster of being somewhat fit, overweight, feeling happy, then depressed at times. My anxiety began to creep up again, and my overall health began to decline.
My Passion For Health and Wellness Exploded!
It wasn’t until I had my first son, Bryce in 2015 that everything changed. I now had a little human that I was totally responsible for. It was my job to make sure that he had the best role model that will ensure his success in life. I didn’t want him to grow up with anxiety, to be overweight, to lack self-confidence, but, in order for me to give him the best support and guidance, I had to work on ME first. So I got focused on my health and got back into the gym. It was during this time that I got serious about being the best version of myself both physically and mentally. I wanted to learn as much as I could about exercising, nutrition, parenting and mental health. I realized that my true passion was health and wellness. I took every chance that I could to read something about nutrition, self-help books – you name it. I became the health guru for my family and friends. I started to build my own confidence and self-worth, which helped me in every area of my life. I became an ACE Certified Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Personal Trainer.
In 2017, I decided to take a leap of faith and leave my marketing career and launch my own healthy meal prep service. I wanted to directly impact people’s lives. The more I learned, the more it dawned on me that your nutrition is one of, if not, the most important factor in creating longevity in your life. So I hit the ground running with my company. I was the owner, chef, marketing manager, finance manager, logistics, inventory manager, delivery driver, you name it! I operated my company for almost 2 years and decided to pivot and close the doors. I realized it wasn’t easy getting people to just start eating healthy. People needed something more – motivation, coaching and empowerment. There are certain habits a person creates over decades in some instances, which needed to be changed. So I asked myself, “How can I make the biggest impact in people’s lives? And it’s through dedicating myself to helping those in need through coaching, motivating and educating. If you’ve ever suffered with anxiety, being overweight, lacking confidence, inability to concentrate, lacking self-worth like I have – I want to help you. Everyone has the ability to level up from where ever they are in life. Lose that 10 or 15 pounds, or just feel great about yourself and be the best version of YOU.
And here I am today, in the best shape of my life even when I was playing Division 1 football. I have two beautiful and healthy boys and a beautiful wife, who depend on me to keep our family healthy and thriving. I’m confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much value and life-changing information I can add to your life. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse into my life, and I hope that I’ll be able to add value to your health for years to come.