If you were to ask the geniuses at Pixar to dream up their version of an NFL quarterback, they'd end up with Tim Tebow. Already the most famous backup QB in history for his bravura performance last season, Tebow is all the more interesting for his public faith coupled with movie-star good looks.
Now, all eyes will turn to the Big Apple this season as Tebow brings his mythology – and a little of that magic – to the New York Jets. Whatever his role – wildcat quarterback, short-yardage specialist, special teams all-star – you can be sure it'll depend on Tebow's legendary work ethic. Turns out that contrary to popular wisdom, Tebow's excellence wasn't created in a lab or Hollywood script, but through tireless hard work and dedication. We were invited recently to join Tebow for a workout, where the man with the golden arm shared some of the very fitness tips he's depended on for his success, as well as a few of his favorite spots around the globe. All while proving he really is that nice a guy. Launch Gallery >>
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Bacacay, The Philippines
Tebow was born in the Philippines' Makati City in 1987 to missionary parents. As such, the Philippines, where he lived until he was three years old, remains a special spot for him and he returns often, especially since his father founded an orphanage there in 1992. Between his own missionary work and time spent in outlying areas, Tebow doesn't have much time for partying in Manila, though. Instead, he recommends getting outside the big city to experience more authentic Philippine culture. "Manila's great, but you definitely have to see the countryside," he says. "I would say Bacacay is a really cool place. You have to see the villages, you have to see the islands, you have to see the real people of the Philippines. That goes a lot further out than just Manila."
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