Carter Moore, ISSA-CPT, Pn1, CF-L2

Trainer

Carter has always had a passion for being active and healthy. Even at a young age he was out playing everything. Whether it was baseball, karate, soccer, or football in the backyard – if it got him moving, he wanted to play! As he grew up, karate became his main sport of choice allowing him to fuel his competitive fire while also having a lot of fun fighting all over the country and the world. In order for him to get better at karate he needed to get faster and stronger through focusing more on nutrition and fitness. Naturally, being the nerd that he is, he dove head first into the world of health and fitness and never looked back.

With that passion for health and fitness Carter graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology along with a few other training and nutrition certifications. This passion and care Carter brings is obvious to anyone who works with him. He has a constant drive to provide the best training and support to anyone who walks in the gym and to make that the best time of their day!

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INTERVIEW WITH CARTER

What are three ways you stay healthy with a busy schedule?

Staying healthy and feeling good is always my number one priority, so when I am super busy, I like to keep things simple to ensure I set myself up for success!

It definitely begins with hydration for me. You will always catch me carrying around a water bottle wherever I go! Always having water nearby and conveniently accessible, guarantees I hit my hydration goal every day.

Next is food. I have meals ready to go when I know I am going to be busy. A few days or the night before, I make sure the meals that I need for the day are prepped and ready to grab and go. If I know my whole week will be busy, I love grocery shopping and prepping all my food on Sundays. This way, I am never without my delicious and healthy food!

Along with staying hydrated and on track with my nutrition, another thing that I love to do is breathe! I will take a few moments throughout the day to take about 10 deep breaths – it makes a huge difference in my mindset!

If you could only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

I definitely enjoy trying a variety of foods from different cuisines around the world (shoutout Atlanta for helping with that!), but if I HAD to choose one, it would be Mexican, for sure! I mean how can you go wrong with tacos?!

What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Snacks are near and dear to my heart so I definitely have a few of these! A few of my favorites would be nuts, fruit, olives and of course …you can’t forget the chips & salsa!

Can you share something about yourself with us we may not know?

I absolutely love coaching and the energy from helping others reach their health and fitness goals – you will always catch me cheering and clapping for you! However, because of that environment, sometimes it surprises others that I actually love my R&R time and spending time to recharge on my own! I am a master at binge-watching shows during this time and really disconnecting from the world. It allows me to truly balance myself out really well!

Do you have a favorite inspirational podcast or book?

There have been two books that have had a huge impact on my life: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Metcalf. I would highly recommend these to anyone, at any stage in their life!

I also really enjoy listening to podcasts – moving to Atlanta has given me a wonderful opportunity for some educational time in the car #traffic! Although there are a ton that I listen to, there are a handful that are really inspirational to me: Increase Your Impact Podcast by Justin Su’a, The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday, and The Jocko Podcast by Jocko Willink.

What’s your all time favorite song to work-out to?

The Mortal Kombat Theme Song, without a doubt. I have hit most of my lifting PR’s to this song! But be careful when you play it because it may have magic powers!

Tell us how you first go interested in health and wellness.

Growing up my main sport was karate. As I was climbing the ranks and starting to compete in bigger and bigger competitions around the country and the world, I realized that I needed to get a little stronger and faster. This is when I found the gym and started training with intent. From there, I quickly found out how big of an impact nutrition had on my progress in training – those 23 hours outside of that 1-hour in the gym really make the difference! So I started to dial that in by cooking and preparing my own food. Throughout all of this, my natural nerdiness and curiosity grew and I started to dive in and learn about anything I could related to strength training, conditioning, and nutrition… and I can’t wait to continue learning even more!

What is your spirit animal and why?

I feel like my spirit animal is a hawk – representing self-awareness, courage, and perspective! These qualities are all extremely admirable and I strive to exemplify them on a daily basis – and it can be difficult! However, I’ve always found it important to spend time doing the difficult work. Understanding things like your mindset, your body, and who you are (all branches of self-awareness, courage, and perspective) are the difficult things – and the better you get to know yourself, the better you can help others!