Osayi Osunde

Osayi Osunde

Philadelphia - Owner and Co-Founder of Fit Academy

From football to fitness, Osayi Osunde went from playing for the Green Bay Packers to being the Owner and Co-Founder of Fit Academy, which is now one of Philadelphia’s top fitness companies. Osunde began Fit Academy with a group of his friends who wanted a dynamic workout and to train “like an athlete.” Since its inception, Osunde has pushed his training methods and has quickly developed fun routines that are geared towards networking, shared fitness experiences, and high-intensity training that will take Osunde’s philosophy of “think fit, live fit” and promote it in your own life. Being named the 4X Best of Philly Trainer by multiple publications in Philly, Osunde’s methods are sure to get you in shape using new and fun routines non-traditional to your average gym.

Q&A:

Hometown?

Bloomsburg, PA.

Place you call home now (neighborhood etc)?

Fairmount Philadelphia.

Any notes on your education?

Villanova University for Psychology undergrad and Masters in Human Resource Development.

Favorite sport to watch?

Football!

Favorite sport to play?

Football, Volleyball, Basketball.

Best vacation ever?

Bangkok and Hong Kong 10 day trip.

Dream trip destination?

Japan, Brazil, South Africa.

Favorite dinner?

Thai food.

Favorite dessert?

Lemon Poundcake or pop tarts ---- smores.

Underrated food?

Kiwi. Love them.

Dish you’re best at cooking?

I cook a mean steak.

Best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I love Sampan here in Philadelphia. Tapas style.
Talula's Garden had probably one of the best dishes I've ever had in Philly.

Road trip -- three in the car with you. Living or dead. Who are they? Why?

Anthony Bordain - he would know everything about each location and I always thought he was such an interesting person.
Will Smith - ... It’s Will Smith....
Dwayne Johnson - He's one of my favorite people on this earth. Such an amazing role model and the dude likes to workout. We could hit the gym together and see who gets after it more... Lol!

Favorite TV show as a kid?

Rugrats.

Favorite movies?

Inception
Lion King (the original)
Bad Boys
The Wood

Favorite actress and or actor?

Will Smith.

Most impressive live performance you ever saw?

Beyonce.

Car you drive now?

Cadillac CTS.

Car you’d like to drive?

McClaren or a Ferrari.

Best car you've owned?

CTS.

Motorcycle?

No way. I like my life too much.

Wear a watch?

Yes, mostly my Gshocks.

Got a favorite watch?

Blue Gshock that goes with everything.

Got a dream watch?

Not yet.

Summer drink of choice?

Tequila. Straight, no rocks.

Winter drink of choice?

Tequila ...... Or old fashion.

Bourbon or Scotch?

Bourbon.

Vodka or Gin?

Gin.

Cologne?

Tom Ford Oud Wood.

Favorite beach?

Dewey/Rehoboth - Family beach with my nieces!

Best work advice you ever got?

"Get a coach or mentor to help you solve problems 10x faster. It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice" - Andy Talley former head football coach of Villanova.

Best thing about your career?

I literally get to change peoples lives through health and wellness.

What do you do now for work? Tell us something about your work and career path.

Owner of Fit Academy - multi-location private studio focusing on personal training and group fitness.

Add anything else about yourself here that you would like the world to know about you.

I've met President Obama and shook his hand.