Noah Galloway: How to Set Your Own Bar
Advocacy Despite losing part of one leg and one arm in Iraq, Galloway stands tall as a source of inspiration to Americans from all walks of life.
Mediaplanet: How has life been different since coming home from service?
Noah Galloway: Returning from the service and adapting to civilian life was not as challenging as one would think. I missed being in the military, but I also accepted and embraced the change and looked forward to what my future might hold.
MP: What’s been a favorite workout that has helped get you back in shape?
NG: As a fitness advocate, I wouldn’t say there is one favorite workout since part of the process of effectively working out is to transition through different routines and to always mix it up. All my routines are goal-oriented and I am particularly fond of the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
"I want to share the message that anyone can do anything no matter what challenges they face."
MP: In what ways has your experience on “Dancing with the Stars” enriched your life?
NG: I never expected it to go too far. I was thrilled to have the experience and make it to the finals. In anything I tackle, I push myself as hard as possible without determining the outcome and I did that too with DWTS. The amount of support I got and the voting, which took me to third place, was both humbling and exciting. I was dancing as much for my fans as for the competition itself.
MP: What inspires you? What keeps you motivated?
NG: My motivation to continuously support and inspire really comes from the stories others share with me about their reaction to the changes I push myself to make. Again, the support and response from people all over the world continues to inspire me and makes me want to share the message that anyone can do anything no matter what challenges they face.