From Tribulation to Triumph: The Inspiring Story of Thomas Jung (via Austin Fit Magazine)

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From Tribulation to Triumph: The Inspiring Story of Thomas Jung (via Austin Fit Magazine)

To know Thomas is to love Thomas. His energy, disposition, and work ethic are just a few of the qualities that make him who he is, but those things didn’t come without a few bumps along the way. Through unimaginable hardship and the harsh reality of human fragility, Thomas has a story that’s one for the books. 

“This event left no corner of my life unchanged. It put me in therapy. It forced me to look inward during a dark time and see how fleeting life is and how completely fragile I was. Over the next eight years, it took me on a path that would make me ask difficult questions about every aspect of my identity. One of the biggest realizations was that I needed to feel less fragile. So, I finally started moving.

Since then, I’ve lost a beloved family member to cancer, I’ve survived an amicable but indescribably painful divorce, I’ve forged myself into a full-time, single father to a thoughtful, loving, empathetic, creative and shockingly bright 13-year-old boy — but through it all, I’ve managed to keep working out.”

His story is full of inspiration to make our bodies better for tomorrow. In this interview, Thomas talks about the importance of his gym community in his physical and mental wellbeing amid personal crises. This isn’t just about looking good naked, it’s about legacy, livelihood, and longevity. 

Who wrote this post...

Sadie Flynn

Sadie Flynn

Sadie, who's been coaching at Renew since 2016, is a former collegiate athlete with a penchant for power lifts. So, unsurprisingly, her favorite benchmark workout is the lovely Linda. As a mom, Sadie is passionate about pregnant and postpartum fitness and wellness, and works hard to help women take care of their bodies before and after birth. When she's not making jokes at your expense or forcing her 90s alternative music beliefs upon you, you can find Sadie outside somewhere with her husband, two dogs, and their insane toddler.

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