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Sober Vibes Podcast

Apr 16, 2020

Episode 9: Turning Adversity Into Your Advantage with Doug Bopst

On today's episode of the Sober Vibes Podcast, Courtney Andersen chats with Doug Bopst about how to turn Adversity into your advantage!

Doug Bopst is an award-winning
personal trainer, author, speaker, and business owner.

Those credentials and accolades are a result of his own transformation. He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to months
in jail due to being found guilty of “possession with intent to sell.” He chose to use his time locked in that small
cell to beat his demons and reinvent himself thanks to a combination of faith, family, and fitness.
He has helped hundreds of people improve their health and wellness.
He is the author of three books: "From Felony to Fitness to Free," about how people can turn a negative into a
positive and make the most of their second chance. His second book, "Faith Family Fitness," encourages
readers to cultivate their spirituality, believe in themselves and stay mentally, physically and spiritually fit. In his
third and latest book, "The Heart of Recovery," he interviews many of the most inspiring individuals in recovery
from all walks of life to learn
what they are doing to thrive in recovery from addiction.
He has been featured on national media outlets such as The Today Show, Men's Health, Goalcast, Cheddar,
Greatist, Thrive Global and others...
Doug has also been featured as a guest on various podcasts including Impact Theory, Rise Together Podcast,
Rich Roll Podcast, This Life with Dr. Drew and One37pm.
He has also been featured on local media outlets in his hometown such as WBAL 11, WJZ 13 and WMAR 2 and
in the Baltimore Sun as one of Baltimore’s “12 Fitness Heroes” in 2015.
"From Felony to Fitness to Free" a short documentary about his story premiered at The Reel Recovery Film
Festival in Los Angeles and New York City in 2018.
He has spoken to and worked with many companies, organizations, and schools including McCormick and the
Clemson football team.

Enjoy today's episode and don't forget to leave a rating and review.  

Connect with Doug Bopst:



Heart of Recovery Book


Connect with Courtney Andersen:


5 Day Alcohol & Me Challenge 

Sobriety & Me Course

Virtual Meeting