Sunday Fit with Mark Geyer

Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:17 May 2018 

MadFit: Rugby league legend Mark Geyer promotes fitness from home

HE is a rugby league legend from Mount Druitt and now a star of radio and TV — but Mark Geyer’s most important work is being done in secret out the back in his home garage.

HE is a rugby league legend from Mount Druitt and now a star of radio and TV — but Mark Geyer’s most important work is being done in secret out the back in his home garage.

MG has taken it upon himself to help blokes in his local community fight the flab by putting them through free fitness classes every day in his home-built gym at Penrith.

“I don’t do it for a cent, the boys have actually offered to pay but I said why, that’s not why I am doing this for,” Geyer said.

“The boys have bought into getting fit and have changed their lives in a positive way.

“One guy was dangerously overweight at 126kg and we have worked hard together to get him fitter, healthier, and he has dropped over 12kg.

“I tell the boys just give me 30 minutes of your day. I have experienced everything in life and fitness is the ultimate high.”

Three out of four Aussie men are now overweight or obese and cardiovascular disease is our biggest killer so we need more blokes like MG.

“At 46 years of age I am as fit as I have ever been because I know if I don’t stay fit I won’t live long,” he said.

“With five kids the last thing I want to do is not see all my daughters and all my sons give me grandkids, without being too dramatic.”

MAN UP

MG has a philosophy of fitness that aligns pretty closely to my own: that is, be a man about it.

“It’s easier to say it’s too hard. You have got to say to yourself how much do I want this,” he said.

“How much do I want to prove to my kids, myself, my wife I am not only a good husband but I am going to be around for a long time to enjoy it?

“Thirty minutes out of your day to move and exercise is nothing we all can find the time but we just need to stop bullshitting ourselves and just do it.”

KING, PRINCE AND PAUPER

Like many of us, MG used to eat badly, but he’s reformed his diet after coming to the realisation a few years ago it was crucial to his wellbeing.

BREAKFAST: “I eat like a king basically anything I want usually eggs, toast, dairy products and all my carbs.”

LUNCH: “It’s prince time. I eat chicken breast, sweet potato and broccoli and squeeze some lemon juice on top.”

DINNER: “This is my smallest meal. I eat like a pauper with only a small bit of fish or meat and veggies.”

MAN CHALLENGE

MG loves using his own lounge to get fit.

He just puts his feet up and does some sit-ups, then stands for a few squats, then puts his feet back on the sofa and does some push-ups.

For our challenge, MG whacked his feet up on a bench to make the old favourite decline push-ups even harder and smashed out an impressive 35 reps in one minute.

How will you go?