Carson Teagarden. Photo courtesy of Carson Teagarden
Young fitness professional, entrepreneur and social media sensation Carson Teagarden talked about his fitness journey, faith and the digital age.
Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This quote applies to Carson Teagarden.
On his inspiration to get into fitness, Teagarden said, “I have the motivation because I really want to be the best and I want to get better every day. I want to be the best and get better and bigger. I also try for my social media -show followers what they can achieve with hard work. I want to show them what is achievable. I also enjoy motivating others.”
“With my faith, I want to show people that I am a strong Christian, and how Christ has changed my life just as fitness has changed my life,” he added.
For young and aspiring fitness professionals, he encouraged them to “trust the process. Even though I’ve been doing this for three years now, I still have more progress and knowledge to gain that will take that much longer. If you keep grinding, you will slowly see the results.”
“I made my first YouTube video six years ago, and I was nervous to even look at a camera, but every time I posted videos, I got better and better,” he added. “When I first started working out, it changed my whole life. It was life-changing and I love it.”
About being a fitness professional in the digital age, now with streaming, technology and social media being so prevalent, Teagarden said, “I think it’s exciting. I really love YouTube, and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in the future can happen.”
He shared that he enjoys the Flappy Bird mobile game on social media. “Everyone loves Flappy Bird, it’s their favorite thing. I decided to do push-ups and pull-ups with it and it did well. It’s also very fun for me, because I’m testing my strength and I’m enjoying it at the same time,” he said.
On the title of the current chapter of his life, Teagarden replied: “Right now I have a lot of plans for the future. The goal is to keep posting and grow my social media and do more exercise programs. I would also like to get a personal training degree to train my followers or work at a gym.”
He noted that he started his clothing line for fun because of his faith and his strength. “I would like to turn it into a real brand one day. It will be fun,” he admitted.
When asked what track and field event he would do, he revealed that he is on the track team and he runs the sprints and does the long jump. In swimming, he listed the freestyle as his personal favorite stroke.
If he were to have any superpower, he would be the “Flash” because he is drawn to his speed. “It will be a lot of fun as I like speed,” he said.
To his favorite motto to live by, he replied, “I live by anything that’s in the Bible.”
In his free time he enjoys doing fitness, running, being in the woods, going to church and hanging out with friends.
Teagarden defined the word success as “achieving one’s goals.” “Then, after I met or exceeded that goal, I would set a new goal for the year,” he said.
To his devoted supporters, he expressed: “Thank you so much for liking and commenting on my videos. I put some time and I make these videos and people from all over the world come, watch and enjoy. It means a lot to me.”
Teagarden also took time to answer some “Rapid Fire” questions.
Waffles or pancakes? Waffles
Fly or drive? Management
City life or country life? Both
Summer or winter? Summer
Library or museum? Museum
Bath or shower? Shower
Pepsi or Coke? Coke was always the best
Text or call? Call
Half full or half empty? Half full
Curly fries or regular fries? Curly fries
Skydiving or scuba diving? Skydiving
Indoor pool or outdoor pool? Outside swimming pool
Tea or coffee? Coffee
Singing or dancing? Dance
Burgers or tacos? Citizens
Long course or short course? Short course
Money or fame? fame
To learn more about Carson Teagarden, follow him on Instagram and YouTube.