Plant Sumo Interviews

Boston Freestone

Powered by Plants 🍌🥦🥑🍠 • 🇬🇧 MSc Exercise & Sport Physiology at UoR • 🎓B. BioMed Sci 🎓🧬 • Level2 & 3in FITNESS🏋🏽‍♂️

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay and Mike Tyson Iron Ambition

When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Unfocused, Or Have Lost Your Focus Temporarily, What Do You Do?

Stop and slow down my breather and/or (if I can) exercise.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Really focussing and being aware of how much and what I eat, and exercising regularly, regardless of what type of exercise it is. Enjoy the way you train.

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — what would it say and why?

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep moving forward you must remain balanced.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

My favourite failure would be failing in high school and my health.

What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?

Stay foolish!

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

Promote health and wellbeing throughout social media.

Where do you see your industry in the next 5 years?

Sport and nutrition performance.

What is a 'hack' you have for success that most people don't know about?

Your daily habits become your long term behaviour.

What one song can you listen to every day non-stop?

Sweet Sweet by Travis Scott

How has Covid-19 changed your industry?

Alot, more reliant on online services.

What's your favourite colour?

Sky blue

Are you vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or something else entirely?

Vegetarian

What's your favourite sport?

Basketball

What's your favourite type of exercise?

Basketball

What's a myth about fitness that you most people believe to be true that's actually false.

Fancy workout equipment and supplements. All you need is weight, the knowledge and will.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

Not sure, but right now would love to be a strength and conditioning coach for an American basketball team.

What's your star sign?

Libra

What Purchase Of $100 Or Less Has Most Positively Impacted Your Life In The Last Six Months?

Dumbbells during the lockdown and a yoga mat

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

The insignificance of food.

What's your favourite vegan meal?

Vegan burrito or Chickpea Mushroom pasta.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

My health!

When did you first become a rebel?

Dropped out of my first University degree without telling my parents in 2016. But went straight into bachelor i graduated from a year later.

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

Settling, never settle. If someone is telling you that you cannot do it, its because they cannot.

What careers advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

Keep going and believe.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Biomedical equipment design.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

My dad because he is the most hard-working and kind person I know.

What is a useful skill someone could learn in one minute?

A series of exercises that elevate the heart rate efficiently.

What is the most surprising thing you've seen in your industry?

Bioelectrical impedance analysers.

How has Covid-19 changed your company?

Helped it.

What's your favourite holiday destination?

Thailand

What's your favourite vegetable?

Sweet potato

If you could only do ONE type of exercise for the all around fitness what would it be?

Basketball

What's the most underrated type of exercise in your opinion?

Skipping

What are you NOT Very Good at?

Physics

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Oats, macromike plant based protein powder, hemp and chia seeds, banana, blueberries and soya milk.

About the Author

Heather-PS

Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).