About Geek Fitness

Hi there! I’m B.J. (or Beej, as my friends call me), and I’m a running-obsessed, mega-geek podcaster from Florence, Alabama. Since 2010, I’ve lost over 150 pounds, and despite having lost half my bodyweight, I am still the same Star Wars-loving geek I was. I just love running and fitness almost as much as I do Wookiees. Almost.

Just a few years ago, I was an overweight, lazy English teacher who wanted nothing more than to drink liters and liters of Mountain Dew while playing World of Warcraft into the wee hours of the morning. I wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider, exposed to cosmic rays, and my planet didn’t get blown up, but I did have a moment that changed my life forever. I couldn’t fit on a roller coaster, and I thought I was going to die because of it. 

So I changed what I ate, how I lived my life, and started to run.

Today I’m 155 pounds lighter, and World of Warcraft and Mountain Dew has given way to Overwatch, water bottles, and tempo runs. Well…not completely. No one ever really leaves WoW.

 I am wondering…why are you here?

Out of all the gin joints in all the world, you wound up here, so I’m assume you’re at least a bit like me: as much in love with pounding the pavement as you are with anything from a galaxy far, far away. (Or maybe pounding the pavement in a galaxy far, far away!)

Together, we can wear holes in the soles of our running shoes and still make time to settle in for a few matches on Overwatch. We can totally be friends, get fit, and geek out about superheroes, race medals, and Baby Yoda.

Feel free to find me on Twitter as @professorbeej, and I am always open to getting emails. I am also sometimes on Instagram, if you want to take your chances there. Basically, I want you to say hi, introduce yourself, and be my friend.

One Last Thing…

I’m not a doctor or a registered dietitian, so please consult with one of those before starting any kind of fitness or weight loss program. I am just a guy who had some luck at losing a lot of weight, keeping it off, and talking about it.

I do use affiliate links to help support the site. Most of my links that go to Amazon are affiliate, which just means that when you click through and buy something, I’ll get a small percentage for referring you. I do my best to only link to products and services that I approve of, because I can’t stand the amount of snake oil sales that goes on in most of the fitness industry. I want you folks to be able to trust me, and I want to be up front because I still have to put food on the table, too.


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