AGE:  Old enough to remember pong, the gas crisis and the horror of The Harlem Globetrotters meeting Scooby Doo. That’s all I’m saying on that subject.

PROFESSION:  TV Writer for South Park / Screenwriter

BACKGROUND:  When I first came to Sonki Fitness I had just finished a year of running…almost literally. I had run a 1/2 marathon, a full marathon, the Hood to Coast Relay in Oregon, the Mud Run at Camp Pendleton and a bunch of other races and I was completely burnt out on running. I needed a workout that would be more well rounded, but I refused to go back inside a stinky gym. I found that “workout” with Sonki Fitness.

What is your current exercise routine?  I do Sonki’s classes three days a week and try to fit in a longer run during my days off.

What is your motivation to stay in shape?  Let’s see…there’s so many.
–Never feeling guilty about my twisted obsession with cooking and all things chocolate.
–Not dying of a heart attack by the time I’m fifty.
–It keeps me looking younger than sucking the blood of virgins.
–Oh yeah, it feels really good.

What is your greatest challenge to staying in shape?  For the past two seasons I’ve worked as a writer on a TV series and the hours mixed with the heaping amounts of greasy, crappy, sugary foods available in the writer’s room make healthy choices and time to exercise very difficult.

What is your key to success?  Don’t drink coffee until after boot camp…it’s easier to make it through the workout if you’re still in a bit of a sleepy haze. Actually, the truth is it’s extremely helpful to find an exercise routine you love. I’ve been very lucky to discover that there are a lot of outdoor activities I really enjoy. Having grown up on the cold and humid east coast I really appreciate being able to play outside all year long here in California.

How long have you been doing Sonki Fitness Boot Camp?  Wow…I think it’s almost three years now. I think I’ve reached the official addict stage.

What do you like about Sonki Fitness Boot Camp and how has it affected your life?  After my first week of Sonki Fitness I knew I had found the core of my fitness routine. The workouts were varied and challenging, the environment was supportive and fun and the people were exceptional. I feel so much stronger and more fit since running has become a supplement to my workouts and not the center of it.

What advice would you give to others about fitness?  I think finding the activities you really enjoy is the best road to fitness. It also helps to not do it alone, but to find the support you need so when that little voice in your head tells you to stop an even louder voice tells you to keep going.

Any other comments?  I don’t really suck the blood from virgins…they’re too hard to find out here.