About the Doctor:
Dr. Tommer Arbuckle is Owner and Doctor of Austin Sports Therapy.
Our doctors provide the latest and most advanced treatments available in the Austin area. Specializing in Active Release Technique, we are able to help patients eliminate or reduce pain, and get back to enjoying their life and activities as quickly as possible. Backed by training and education in elite sports medicine programs out of New York and San Francisco, AST has unique and targeted protocols for each type of patient and every type of injury. We work in conjunction with specialized physicians of multiple disciplines to ensure that your treatment allows you to obtain optimal health.
Follow Dr. Tommer Arbuckle on Twitter @Dr_Tommer.
Why are you excited for 2012 Fittest Doctor Competition?
Working together with professionals who share common values. Together we can set a precedent for those looking to make lifestyle changes.
What is your strategy for staying fit with your demanding schedule?
For me, having a coach and group to train with makes it easy. I don’t have to workout six days a week when I know I have a purpose each time I walk into the gym. I make sure my schedule allows for me to make my scheduled workouts. I don’t train in the mornings unless I have to. I have found that as my day progresses, I get excited for my upcoming workout, and it makes me more alert late in the day. Consistency is important, and if I don’t make time for myself, my overall performance outside of the gym suffers.
What is your current favorite workout to do and why?
Atomic Athlete : It’s a love-hate relationship. During a Stamina or Work Capacity cycle, they are able to push me to new levels of mental and physical toughness.
What is your favorite gym, studio, or fitness class in Austin?
Why is being a fit doctor important to you?
Specializing in Active Release Technique, I basically workout all day while treating my patients. Maintaining a high level of fitness and strength keeps me focused and effective from open to close. There is no room for mental or physical fatigue when someone relies on you with their health related issues.
What is your largest fitness accomplishment in the past year?
My goal over the last year was to balance out my fitness levels in both strength and endurance. While training for a marathon, I lost a lot of my strength. In turn, I was more susceptible to injury and didn’t look or feel healthy. I have now increased my strength and have more balance.
Give one piece of advice to others looking to get fit and healthy as a busy professional.
Use your time wisely and train with purpose. Going through the motions will get you nowhere fast. Get involved with a coach if you’re lacking motivation and drive.
What is your favorite healthy meal?
A simple meal thrown on the grill. Fresh fish, lightly seasoned, sweet potatoe, and a grilled veggie I could every day.