Todd Reed. the Managing Partner at the Austin-based law firm Reed & Scardino LLP, was recently profiled by Fit Company (http://fitcompany.com/), as one of Austin’s Fittest Lawyers. What follows is an interview with Reed, whose firm specializes in Intellectual Property, Commercial Real Estate and Litigation.
Question: Why do you make time to live fit?
Answer: I have always lived a fit lifestyle – since high school. It’s about making it a priority and daily ritual, and about having balance.
Q: Give your top 2 reasons how living fit helps you be a successful lawyer?
A: Exercise releases stress and gives me the chance to think about our business with clarity. Second, I really enjoy meeting new people who share my love for cycling and running. They often become great clients, as well.
Q: Describe your weekly workout routine?
A: Start with the Weekend! On Saturdays, I take my sons Off-Road Biking with Boneshaker Project (http://boneshaker.org/). On Sundays, Boneshaker hosts 40-50 mi road rides. Mondays: weights; Tuesdays: Track Workout; Thursdays: Yoga (if I can!) Fridays: Early Morning Road Ride.
Q: What do you do to promote fitness and health within your company or to your clients?
A: I am the Managing Director of the firm (www.reedscardino.com), so attorneys, staff and clients are all looking to me for leadership and setting a good example. Additionally, I am the Chairman of Boneshaker Project, which has as its mission to give kids the chance to feel physically strong from an early age. We promote fit, healthy lifestyles!
Q: What’s one interesting item you always keep in your gym bag?
A: Extra tubes for my bike.
Q: What do you use to get motivated before a tough workout?
A: Lots of strong coffee!
Q: What’s the workout you hate the most?
A: I don’t hate any workouts!
Q: What’s the toughest workout you’ve done this past month?
A: On the bike, trying to keep up with Heath Blackgrove and Logan Hutchings of Elbowz Elite Racing on their rest day!
Q: Give us one fitness accomplishment you want to achieve in the next 10 years?
A: Ride some mountain stages featured in the Tour de France.