SA 030: How A Tragic Car Accident Can Be A Powerful Opportunity, with Tanner Gers

Tanner Gers

In this episode, I interview Tanner Gers, a professional athlete, speaker, and certified personal trainer. He shares how he was able to turn a tragic car accident to his advantage, what he’s doing now and how he’s learned to live blind and perform at such a high level.

Guest Bio:

Tanner Gers is a professional athlete, author, consultant, speaker, certified personal trainer and a fitness nutrition specialist.

Tanner’s mission is to enable all women and men to achieve their goals in health, body composition and physical performance. In 2010, he started to fulfill this mission by training and coaching developmental athletes in various sports, including volleyball, baseball, football and cross country. After having the honor and the privilege to represent the United States on the 2012 national track and field team in London, Tanner’s focus on nutrition and fitness for optimal athletic performance began to shift toward reaching optimal health.

While having tremendous success with his 1-on-1 clients, Tanner wanted to reach a larger audience and began his public speaking career. Quickly becoming an accomplished and powerful speaker, Tanner continues to deliver motivational talks as well as presentations on nutrition and fitness to schools, colleges, various organizations and businesses across the United States.

Even though Tanner became visually impaired from a horrible auto accident at age 21, he was determined to not be defined by his disability and still live his dreams. Since then, Tanner graduated from college, helped develop software that enables the blind to independently solve mathematical equations, consulted architecture students to improve disability access, became a professional athlete, launched and is living his dreams by helping others recognize and achieve their full potential.


Some Questions We Ask:

  • What were the moments in his life that have been pivotal to where he is today?
  • When he hear the word “successful,” what’s the first thing or first person that comes to mind, and why?
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be, and why?

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • How he kept out of trouble during his school years
  • The motivation behind his success after his accident
  • How he got into beep baseball

If you put your nose down and be determined that you’re going to do something, the universe is going to get out of your way and you’ll make it happen.



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