| | | PA Radio – Episode 215: Rudy Reyes

Author / John


Fighting Tyranny.

If Chuck Norris were better looking and more lethal, he’d just barely touch the awesome that is this week’s guest. It’s impossible to summarize the personality and skill set of one, Rudy Reyes [@RealRudyReyes], and luckily we don’t have to. The Crew chats with former Recon Marine, martial artist, actor, public speaker, and hater of shirts.

Legend, Rudy Reyes, opens up about his childhood and the catalyst for wanting to join the military. His stories about working, training, and “running and gunning” as he calls it, will have you wondering how he even made it out on the other side. Rudy also talks about the highs and lows of consulting for Generation Kill, a series based on the First Reconnaissance Battalion’s role during the war in Iraq.

While Rudy’s resume certainly makes him overqualified for our podcast, he somehow maintains his humility. It’s this combination of modesty and unpredictability that endear him to us.


Whew. If you made it through that rollercoaster, you have probably already started following Rudy on Instagram @RealRudyReyes. As an American, I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen the Generation Kill series but on the next rainy day perhaps you’ll snuggle up with TV Rudy Reyes like I plan on doing.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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