Andy Johns, Vice President of Growth at Wealthfront
“I fit exercise in by not sacrificing it in favor of other options. For me, physical health and mental health are things I’m unwilling to sacrifice. So if that means I get up at 5:30am during weekdays to exercise before work or go to bed early on a Saturday night so that I can get a good training session in on Sunday, then that’s what I do,” says Johns, vice president at Wealthfront, an automated investment service. In the past, he’s worked with Greylock Partners, Facebook, and Twitter. “I just really enjoy living an active lifestyle and try to blend that with adventure travel so that I can experience the world while remaining active.”
And, funnily enough, the athlete—among his accomplishments are trekking to the Everest basecamp, summiting Kala Patthar, completing a 50-mile mountain trail ultra marathon, and training at Tiger Muay Thai kickboxing camp in Phuket, Thailand—eschews all fitness tech. “I prefer to not listen to music when I run or go on long treks. Having the time to myself to think, in the absence of music or fancy fitness trackers, is what I really cherish. I don’t exercise in order to incrementally measure the gains I’ve made. I exercise for the joy of it,” he says.
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