David Christopher - "Network, seek new opportunities, and focus on your craft"


David "PunkRock" Christopher is a very ambitious visionary driven by a passion for entertainment. At a young age, he has already managed to acquire a resume that speaks for itself, including having toured across the U.S. as a musician and featured in many television, radio, and magazine publications. Heart, creativity, and integrity truly define his unique character.


David works with many charity organizations and is also the Founder of Fit Tv Network.


INTERVIEW


Q. Please introduce yourself to our readers.


Hello, my name is David Christopher. I am an actor, producer, and fitness professional.



Q. What's the story behind Fit Tv Network? How was it founded?


Fit Tv Network came to be through much trial and error. It was the culmination of a lot of different things happening throughout the course of a few specific years in my life. I was getting back to pursuing my passion for entertainment, trying to find myself again while sticking to the gym as my release. I was always a "gym guy" but I never had any intention of doing anything with fitness (I didn't even know that you could do much with it outside of bodybuilding). After gaining some attention and momentum as a personal trainer, I realized how much fitness played an important role in my life, and how much the industry has grown.

I realized I needed to find a way to incorporate this with my first love of entertainment. I didn't want to just create another supplement company or clothing line. I wanted to do something different, that's never been done in the fitness space, and encompasses the fitness culture as a whole. Fit Tv Network was then born.


Q. What motivates you?


I'm motivated by so many things, to be honest. My motivation varies from the love of my family, successful people I admire, being able to live life on my terms, etc. Ultimately, my motivation stems from wanting to leave a positive impact on this world. I want to contribute to a purpose that is much greater than just myself, and be able to achieve things in my life that allow me the opportunity to help others succeed, and on a bigger platform. I strive to provide hope and lead by example. If I am not contributing something positive, and productive to this world, then my time here would have been wasted.



Q. What would you say is the #1 key to success in your life?


My resilience, and my grit. I've never been afraid to fail. You also, have to have an open mind to face yourself, and realize why certain things didn't work, and how you can do better next time. I've been knocked down a dozen times but I just keep getting back up. Perseverance.


Q. Have you ever failed at anything? If so, how did you handle it and what did you learn?


I've failed a dozen times. I've failed more times than I have succeeded, actually. Failure is all part of the process. I embrace failure and always use it as a tool to learn, and do things better next time. Every time you fail, it's only pushing you to grow. You are building strength, knowledge, and hopefully, a better understanding of why you failed.

Failure is necessary if you want to eventually succeed.


Q. What's your workout routine like?

I typically work out on average 5 x a week. I like to do splits on muscle groups (chest/ triceps in a day, legs another, etc.) I also mix strength training with performance/agility to get my cardio in.


Q. Which people or books have had the most influence on your growth and why?


It is an interesting question because as I get older, I realize there are many different reasons for having an impact on someone's life.


I think our parents play the biggest role in having a significant influence early on in our life. Good or bad, our parents start the foundation. Then you have the "hero" influence...When I was a kid, I looked up to guys like Jean Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Lee, etc.

And as we grow we encounter various relationships that can leave lasting impacts (good or bad) but, these relationships, experiences, all play a major influence on the person I/we are today. I embrace both the good and bad experiences because I truly believe you can always learn something.


Q. What does a typical day in your week look like?


Very busy! Haha, It honestly varies and is never really quite the same week (I like it that way). I'm either on set filming with Fit Tv Network, filming a project I'm cast in, working with clients, brands, or meetings. Life is short, so I want to get the most out of my time here.


Q. How did you start your acting career?


I knew I wanted to be an actor since I was 10yrs old. I was always fascinated with the entertainment industry. Once I got old enough, I moved to Hollywood and started pursuing acting. I would seek out auditions, attend events to network and meet people and pretty much say yes to everything. I trained as an actor at Beverly Hills plays and took a few commercial acting classes.

Through a lot of hard work and hustling, I landed some small gigs in music videos, tv shows and eventually landed a few agents. After a few years in the industry, I landed a few reality tv shows and evolved into hosting as well. This is all, in a nutshell, haha but it was a lot of up and down and putting myself out there. Networking, seeking new opportunities, and focus on my craft.


Q. How do you manage your time?


Time is extremely valuable. Someone wise once told me that "your time is your inventory, and you only have so much". That being said, I am always making sure I have a full plate (sometimes too full haha). So, I tend to over-extend myself at times, but this is the life of an entrepreneur right? I use both a schedule and a to-do list.

I generally map out my day in my calendar and reinforce this with a to-do list, to compare productivity. Some days are better than others, and sometimes I hate revolving around a schedule, but I've learned it's an excellent way to get the most out of your time. A schedule keeps you present and aware.


Q. What are your thoughts on Mental Health?


I believe mental health is extremely important and conducive to your productivity. For me, the gym has always been my place that helps keep my mind healthy. I call working out my therapy. I believe we should be open about our mental state, and feel safe to seek help if needed. With the current state of the world, I believe it's more important now than ever to get ahold of your mental health.

Movement is what works for me, but maybe it's not something you are into. You would be surprised at how much just getting outside and going for a walk can help with your psyche. Changing your physiology helps change your mental state.


Q. How can Fit Tv Network help our readers? What are your best services/products that we can try?


We specifically aim to provide insight for wellness and an active lifestyle that can be for everyone.


I believe our platform Fit Tv Network helps people in so many ways, from having access to workouts designed by top trainers in the industry, live events to provide a fun, healthy experiences, to our original shows for your entertainment, and all of the knowledge that you can gain on the platform in general, from medical and fitness professionals that we feature.

We have a big surprise dropping this spring. Stay tuned!


Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?


I think this is a great platform and provides valuable insight to its readers. I look forward to seeing the growth of SALISMANIA.com

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