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Nate Pontious has not lived a conventional life. After growing up in Illinois, Nate spent his early adult life serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Marine Corps. As you'll hear in the podcast with Nate, his return to life as a civilian left him in an unfamiliar place. The nature of the Marines provided clear objectives and direction for him, and Nate's transition to civilian life felt abrupt. Without a real idea of what he wanted to do next, Nate left his hometown in Illinois for the coasts of California in search of something different. Nate started his life in LA sleeping on the beach, hustling for money and food, and working hard to establish himself. Nate ultimately found himself falling in love with the world of CrossFit, and quickly became a top-level competitor in the sport. As you'll hear in the podcast, Nate has a gift for putting his fitness and health at the center of his life, even during hard times. The key for him is his morning routine. All of his experiences led him to start his online fitness business with his now fiance, Remi, called Home Bodies, which has since become a massive success. Now, Nate is spending his days building and maintaining his ranch in Texas.
Our conversation with Nate took several directions. His stories cover the depth of the human experience: serving overseas in the Marine Corps, living homeless on the beaches of LA, competing in CrossFit, building a successful business, starting a ranch & pursuing a purpose-driven life. The gold that Nate shared with us in this conversation is a reflection of the thoughtful and purposeful nature that Nate carries with him every day. This one went deep and we hope you enjoy!
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2:00- Origin of Homebodies
6:00- Your exercise program should help you feel better
14:30- Choosing health first
21:00- Eating in extreme conditions
29:00- Setting up for a morning routine
34:00- Read until something pops
39:50- Fitting into a new city
49:00- Learning how to be a 1st gen rancher
1:00:30- Creating art
1:04:00- Family and legacy
1:09:00- Family and friends are noticing the growth