Loading content ...
Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability
Motivating the masses to have the heart of a champion
As a keynote speaker, Bobby Whisnand has given hundreds of motivational presentations on health- and wellness-related topics. He has spoken both independently and on behalf of the American Heart Association-Dallas.
Whisnand is an expert on wellness, both from the physical and psychological perspective. He has multiple certifications as a personal trainer, elite trainer, specialist in exercise therapy and specialist in sports nutrition. Additionally, he has completed two year-long physical therapy internships and holds a B.S. degree in psychology with a minor in biology. His writings are published in USA Magazine, Polar, and in the 2017 Journal of Obesity and Eating Disorders. What’s more, he is the author of several books on fitness including “Fitness Frauds: Exposing the truth about Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal”.
Book Bobby for an engaging keynote full of actionable tips for truly lifelong wellness. He will motivate your heart, mind and soul!See keynotes with Bobby Whisnand
At first glance, almost all of us think that the medical industry and wellness go hand in hand, right? It’s a fact that every single day millions of people from all over the world look to Physicians, Surgeons, and other medical professionals to diagnose and treat them for everything from the common cold to debilitating diseases, all in hopes they get well fast and live a long and healthy life. In theory, medical treatment and wellness do go hand in hand but in reality, something big is missing. Bobby Whisnand brings his 28 years as a fitness professional and his experience in performing fitness evaluations for over 8,000 patients to unveil his time proven action plan to bridge the gap between medicine and wellness. With this eye opening and very empowering presentation, everyone in attendance will learn how to improve their patients Mental Wealth with Bobby’s 3-step plan for reviving and achieving more health and personal goals, to teach patients how to quickly differentiate between good vs. bad exercise and diet advice, and how to avoid ingredient roulette with health and wellness supplements. To top things off, Bobby has a special message for all medical professionals; you do not want to miss it.
– Mental Wealth
– Muscle or Madness
– Cleaning Your Plate
– Taking Our Own Medicine
We all want the good life; the freedom of good health, the security of prosperity, advancement and success within our career, cohesiveness and growth in our personal lives, and most importantly, supreme confidence that we can be victorious over every challenge life throws our way. The truth is, life at the top is there for all of us to live, but our journey to get there must first and foremost start with whole hearted confidence that we really can do it. With this heart thumping and powerfully motivating presentation, Bobby Whisnand gives his audiences the blueprint to live their lives with renewed and unprecedented self-confidence, to achieve extraordinary success in their careers and personal life, and to embrace unconditional commitment to the most important person in their lives, themselves.
– Committing to #1
– A Tenacious Vision
– Recognizing Success
– The Power of Passion
When it comes to self-improvement, especially on the health and wellness side of things, most of us look to tomorrow as the perfect place to really make it work this time. It’s the place where we are confident our new-found motivation, happier visions, and inspired efforts will lead us to a healthier life. And although tomorrow can seem like a sure thing win which will certainly reward our high hopes and good intentions, tomorrow often becomes an elusive goal and those hopes fail to see fruition. With this presentation, Bobby teaches his audiences how to recognize hidden successes on their way to self-improvement, how to grow their minds with positive visualization and a productive mind set, and how to navigate stress and stay on track to the best version of themselves. When it comes to wellness, there’s a right fit for everyone, and Bobby shows exactly how to find it.
– Grow Your Mind
– Have the Heart
– Implement Change
Today, corporations, associations, and medical organizations are providing substantial wellness atmospheres, direction, and incentives for their employees to be healthier, but something big is missing.
With this presentation, Bobby gives wellness a big shot of life by delivering an eye-opening and very interactive presentation on how to make wellness fit for everyone. Bobby opens the eyes and hearts of his audiences by using empowering life stories, humor, and interactive demonstrations as he shows his turn key solutions for much healthier, efficient, and non-intimidating means of exercise, a much clearer and practical path to healthier eating, and how to manage wellness outcomes with realistic expectations. Bobby’s Built in America presentation helps companies, organizations, and entire industries succeed at reaching the biggest goal of all… lifelong wellness.
– The Truth About Exercise
– “Wait” Management
– The Reality of Wellness
How and when did you first become interested in fitness, health and wellness?
My first interest was definitely in fitness, or more specifically, weight training. When I was in high school I actually was very embarrassed about the way I looked, which was very skinny. I was too embarrassed to go to a gym to work out so at 17 years old I built my own gym, out of wood. I went and collected wood from scrap piles all over town and I built a bench press, multi-station pulley system, squat rack, and shoulder press bench out of 2x4s, plywood, and steel wire. I used a boat anchor, car battery, and burlap sacks full of rocks as my weights because I couldn’t afford to buy any equipment. That’s where it all started for me, in my little gym I built from wood.
Now that I look back, I was building something much more profound than a gym; I was building integrity, character, toughness, perseverance, and most importantly, passion. Not only the passion for improving my own health and wellness, but the passion to help others build theirs. As a result, I now see fitness and wellness as the same exact thing.
What are 3 daily habits for increased wellness?
In my opinion, wellness is 10 times more about what and how we think than what we do from a physical standpoint. Therefore, the 3 daily habits I would encourage everyone to adopt to improve their wellness would be…
What are common misconceptions with regards to fitness?
There are many misconceptions in fitness, but the biggest are those we see in fitness advertisements. We see a particular exercise program, diet, health supplement, or piece of exercise equipment being advertised with amazingly fit individuals which misleads many people into thinking they can look just like those in the ads if they use their products, with three easy payments of course. But, there’s a lot going on behind the smoke and mirrors of many fitness advertisements that most people do not see. But not to worry, I’ll show you how to determine what’s real and what’s fake, in a heartbeat.
Another huge misconception in fitness is that you have to exercise 9 days a week and eat like a rabbit to truly be fit. Believe it or not, there are a lot of fit looking people who are a total wreck on the inside. I’m talking about physical injuries from incorrect or over exercising, and a mental dependency on exercise as well. Healthy, productive, and functional exercise along with healthy eating can be accomplished in a lot less time with a lot less worry and stress.
What would be your ideal type of event to speak at?
All I need in an event is an audience willing to improve their lives. I’ve spoken at over 500 events ranging from 10 people to 3,000, and I loved every one of them. From medical conventions to elementary schools, I’ve left all of my audiences with the desire and motivation to live their best lives possible. So, I guess you could say my ideal event would be one full of open eyes and ears, big hearts, and a desire to live as long and well as they can.
What unique experiences have you had as a result of your profession?
One of the most spectacular experiences I’ve ever had in speaking was in a church in a very run down and crime ridden area of Dallas. It was Valentines Day, and I had an audience of about 150. And once I was done, every single person lined up in single file to shake my hand or give me a hug. They even invited me to stay and have lunch with them, which I did and had one of the best times of my life, laughing and telling stories.
I’ve had many amazing experiences helping people live healthy lives as a personal trainer as well; I’ve worked with professional athletes, kids, older folks, younger folks, and people from all walks of life. But, there’s one which I think about the most. I received a call from a cardiologist with whom I work, and he said “I’ve got a big challenge for you Bobby. I’ve got an 83-year-old female patient who has a rod in each leg, both hips and both knees have been replaced, she has severe scoliosis, she’s a cancer survivor, she has severe asthma, and she can barely walk, even with a walker. Do you want to work with her?” Of course, I said yes.
When we first started, she could only exercise for 3 minutes sitting in a chair but by 6 weeks, she was doing 25 minutes with half of it standing. By three months, she was exercising for 40 minutes all standing up, even doing kick boxing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone smile so big during a workout, be she smiled from ear to ear the whole time.
After about 9 months, her cancer had returned and she told me that no matter what, we’re not going to miss any workouts, and that’s exactly what we did. We worked out up until 3 days before she passed, and after her last workout with me, she said, “Bobby, you’ve made me feel more alive than I have in my last 40 years, you made my life great again”. I told her it was the other way around, it was her who made my life the best it’s ever been. Her name was Wanda Wright and the example she set should be emulated by all.
Who or what inspires you most?
Being alive and having opportunities to do great things inspires me the most because I know how short life can be at any given moment. But, at the same time, having immense passion and ability to add time and quality to other’s lives inspires the heck out of me as well. I always tell my audiences to “Live Their Lives in Dog Years”. You see, dogs have it figured out: They live their lives by following their heart, staying loyal, staying committed, appreciating the little things, and they live for the day. This, my friends, is the true definition of wellness.
Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability