How Lee Carseldine Found His Thing
For former Australian cricket player and Survivor contestant Lee Carseldine, exercise has always been second nature, but since retiring as a professional athlete, his approach to it has changed. Between juggling the demands of fatherhood, running a business and keeping on top of life’s inevitable ebbs and flows, exercise is the one thing that keeps Lee balanced and clear headed.
When did you first join Goodlife?
I joined Goodlife after I retired from professional cricket. While I don’t divulge how many years ago as it really shows my age, I can tell you that it was sometime this decade.
Tell us about your training and how Goodlife helps you in your day-to-day life?
My training involves so much variety I find it even hard to keep up with what I am up to. My routine however does involve weight training so I find myself hitting the weights room often. I also enjoy using the open areas so they I can work on my core and stretching.
Why do you exercise?
Put simply it is the foundation that I need for everything else that I do in my life. It gives me balance with my hectic schedule. My businesses, my health, my mental state, clarity with my thinking... it all is defined and driven from exercising.
What do you love about it?
I have a weird morbid love for pushing my body to its limits as it is here that I ring out more about myself as a person.
What's your favourite type of training/ THING and why?
I love my running. Here I can unplug from everything, take in nature, clear my mind and be grateful for my health.
Have you ever had to overcome any big hurdles in life and at the gym?
Probably my biggest hurdle was my career ending injury from when I was playing professional cricket. It was the worst possible scenario. An operation that ended my career and an infection that nearly took my life. Long story short a miracle happened, I got my health back.
What drives/motivates you to achieve your health and fitness goals?
I made a commitment to myself that after that horrible event, I would dedicate my life to looking after my body and put myself in a position to achieve way more on a physical level than what I did in my sporting career. To this date I have already achieved this goal by completing a couple of triathlons, a marathon, Kokoda, lasted 55 days on the TV show survivor only to name a few.
Tell us something people might not know about you?
I have never been beaten in a body surfing challenge… ever.
Who has been the biggest influence on your gym experience and why?
There are a couple. One of our strength and conditioning coaches when I was playing cricket gave me great discipline and foundation to keep training after I retired. Also there is a maniac boxing trainer that I see once a week who is the benchmark as to how to live a healthy and clean Dad life.