Jeffrey Black: Defying the Odds

In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are honored to interview Jeffrey Black, Founder of Iron House Strength Conditioning-a health and fitness facility where everyone can empower themselves and can be their own hero. He will share how he battled through a very rare genetic disorder Osteogenesis Imperfecta and his successful journey into health and fitness thus creating Iron House Strength Conditioning.

Today, Jeff is guiding people to understand the power of having a healthy physical and mental lifestyle to live a fulfilling life. These and more!!

Tune in to this episode!!

In This Episode:

[6:32] Leaders that have influenced him.

[16:49] Who is Jeffrey Black, and what brought him to where he is today?

[28:09] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“I know I’ll be judged for it accordingly. But those who place trails and those who inspire others often are.”

“This is what I was going to do and how it’s going to live my life. So why not do it.”

“I’ve managed to learn how to inspire myself.”

“You can use your traumas and turn them into very positive things for yourself.”

“Life genetically, is breaking me. I chose to find breaking it back. I decided to break it back. It’s the way I looked at it.”

“Believe in yourself, because nobody else absolutely will.”

About The Guest:

Born with the brittle bone disease known as Osteogenesis-Imperfecta, Jeff learned to defy the odds and to believe in himself to accomplish something “impossible.” Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by bones breaking easily, often from little or no apparent cause. The disease affects roughly 25,000 people in the U.S. Depending on the severity of the condition, those afflicted may have just a few or as many as several hundred fractures in a lifetime. By the time he was fourteen years old, Jeff had endured eighteen surgeries on his legs just to allow him to walk.

His journey into health and fitness began when a physical therapist handed him a weight to help strengthen his upper body to better utilize his wheelchair and crutches. From that moment, he was hooked. He found empowerment through working out and knew his life would never be the same. Even he learned at a young age that if he gave his all, he could accomplish anything. Walking without any aids would be his first accomplishment. Since then Jeff has continued to defy the odds by competing in bodybuilding 2006. Each year, he steadily improves his physique and conditioning, pushing the boundaries of what is known about OI further.

In 2015, Iron House Strength and Conditioning were created by his former business partner and himself. The goal was to create a facility that can be referred to as a “fitness factory” appealing to everyone. Diversity is the cornerstone of Iron House, a place where all are welcomed and encouraged. An actual fitness facility where everyone who enters is encouraged to be their own hero.

Jeff believes that health and fitness are the most important things people should strive to control to live fulfilling lives. Jeff always tells his clients, “To make a healthy change not only physically but mentally as well, you must be relentless to make this happen for you. Empower yourself and become you unapologetically. It is time to look at yourself in the mirror and believe in yourself again.





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