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True Gamer of the Week: Greg Phillips

Written by on December 15, 2011
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GamerFitNation presents Greg Phillips as True Gamer of the Week.

To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t another site where game news is merged with health management resources to make it easier for gamers to enhance their diet or learn how to work out, so this is refreshing to see. - Greg Phillips

Greg lets us into his world.  Producer at Sony Computer Entertainment America who boxes in his spare time, has a slight Facebook addiction, probably knows more about hip hop than most and bares a slight resemblance to one electrical super hero you may have heard of before. I’ve worked as a producer at Sony  working with Sucker Punch on the inFamous series and Insomniac Games on the Resistance and Ratchet & Clank franchises.  Which kept me plenty busy this past year.

Gaming systems Owned: PS One, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Gamecube, SNES, NES and PSP

The game that sparked your interest in Gaming: The original Super Mario Bros when it in was in US arcades.  There was one in the grocery store near my house growing up, and after playing that I was hooked and never looked back.

What keeps you gaming:  I still have fun with it, and 20+ years after playing Super Mario Bros, games can still find a way to entertain and surprise.

Workout regimen and eating habits: I box, so most of my training is centered around that.  Average workout day starts for me at 5am with three miles running and then 90 minutes or more of group exercise or skills work with sparring 1-2 a week in the afternoons.  Diet is protein heavy and very low on processed or fast foods.

Advice to gamers who are struggling with weight issues: Take the time to learn the proper form for some basic moves like squats and push-ups, preferably from a personal trainer.  Then, next time you are waiting on a game install or before/after playing, do a quick set of 10 of each exercise to start and increase as you get stronger.  It may not seem like much, but if you game a lot you will find your getting a fair bit of physical activity per day.

Also, learn to watch your diet… even small changes like removing fast food can work wonders.

Health wise what are you goals:  Ideally, I’d like to fight in boxing again and possibly go amateur if I can get good enough.   Also considering studying Capoeira

Opinion on Health and Gaming: For the most part, the two do not go hand in hand always, although more and more gamers seem to be taking time to take care of their health which is good to see.  Also, the advent of motion gaming via the Playstation Move and other devices has helped push gamers to be more active while gaming at the same time.

Opinion on the current motion technology:  Motion gaming can be a great way to get gamers to be active while playing.   Everybody Dance and may other games are key examples of this.

GamerFitNation would like to thank Greg for letting us into his world. Welcome to the club!!!



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  • BlackBible

    Welcome man

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