Pushing boundaries in personal fitness | Cabel McElderry | TEDxRedDeer

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At 15 years old, Cabel McElderry was a skinny kid with crooked teeth and a funny name Cabel, like many kids he struggled with self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Weight training and fitness became his vehicle to overcome these personal challenges and influences a career choice that would change many lives through empowerment and self-improvement. By 18 he was managing a local gym, by 23 he was considered to be one of Canada’s top amateur bodybuilders. This sparked his personal training career which over the next 15 years he would personally train thousands of people to dramatic physical transformation. He’s eliminated prescription medications, helped individuals avoid surgeries and even had a few people insist he, “saved their lives!” In 2007 he opened Red Deer’s award winning One-to-1 Fitness, hiring and educating trainers to impact even more local lives and recently opened a new location in Edmonton, Alberta. He’s been the Red Deer Advocate/Life’s longest standing columnist writing on health and fitness for more than 13 years and for the last three, added Personal Fitness Professional Magazine to his career portfolio. In recent years Cabel was a nominee for “Canada’s Top Trainer” and added to the list of “North America’s Top 100 Fitness Entrepreneurs,” and even produced his first documentary about overcoming physical limitations aptly named “CHANGE the Movie.”

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  1. The part of succeeding without the safety pins really reminded me of The dark knight rises, climbing without the rope.

    Great talk, well spoken. I will try to apply it to my own life.

    Thank you.

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