IAmA Celebrity Fitness Trainer who went from homeless to getting JK Simmons and Zac Efron jacked! My name is Aaron Williamson. AMA!
Hello, Reddit! I'm a Marine who ended up homeless in New Orleans after serving in the Marine Corps. But even while living out of my car, I never gave up my gym membership! It was there that Zac Efron befriended me and invited me to be his military advisor on THE LUCKY ONE, and then his trainer. Soon, my career as a fitness trainer took off! Since then, I’ve helped get JK Simmons jacked and trained Josh Brolin, Sylvester Stallone, Emilia Clarke and others create their on-screen looks!
Ask me anything! About the Marines, my strange life in the film industry, or about fitness!
Or Rampart. I'll talk about that too!
I'm here from 3PM EST till I drop!
EDIT @ 9.52PM EST: I have to take a break! Why? Because I've got to put my own time into the gym. NEVER SKIP LEG DAY. I'LL BE BACK ON LATER TONIGHT TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS. Please feel free to keep replying and I'll get to as many as I can. If I don't reply, it's probably because I answered the question elsewhere.
Wow, this response has been truly humbling. Thank all of you so much for spending your Sunday with me.
SEE YOU AGAIN LATER TONIGHT!
Until then, you might like this little piece FOX in New Orleans did with me. It's an amazing reminder of how fortunate I am and how far I've come: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYlezYkpy04&feature=youtu.be
EDIT 2- MONDAY: I'll answer as many questions as I can throughout the day! Feel free to keep asking.
EDIT 3 - TUESDAY: Thank you everyone for an amazing experience! I've got to get back to work! Feel free to hit me up on Instagram or Twitter, and from now on I'll be here on Reddit as /u/aaronwilliamson!!