Meet & Greet: Tim Anderson

Owner and Trainer at Original Strength Institute

Anderson is also the Creator of the Original Strength System and the author of Discovering You, Habitual Strength, Pressing Reset, and The Becoming Bulletproof Project.

Background: I’ve been involved in sports and in the weight room all my life. I had the opportunity to get laid off after college, so I got a personal training degree and started training at a local gym in Fuquay-Varina. I’ve been a trainer for about 28 years.

Breakthrough: Around 2009, I had some overuse injuries and started getting frustrated. I felt like I was wearing out. I always wanted to be Superman, so I asked God to show me how to be bulletproof. Then I discovered how wonderful the human body is designed — designed to heal itself and stay young all your life, as long as you engage it.

New Approach: If you engage in the movements that you were born with (learning how to roll, breathe, getting up on all fours, crawl) those movements actually build your brain and your nervous system, making both (systems) more efficient and stronger.

Everyday Miracles: I get to show people how they are designed to move and see miracles happen right in front of my eyes. When someone touches their toes for the first time in 20 years, or can squat all the way down to the ground, or has no pain, the look on those faces never gets old. To see … the joy of knowing that (a person) isn’t stuck — that makes it fun to keep showing up.

Created to Move: Exercise is a manmade invention. We were created to move and created to stay strong even into our 90s. That’s not the norm, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the way it’s supposed to be.

Original Strength Institute
101 S. Main St., Suite 221
(919) 346-6016

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