Taimak: Still Kicking 30+ Years Later!
The Glow. For many of us who have seen the cult classic, The Last Dragon, starring Taimak Guarriello, the “Glow” reminds of how we often marveled at Taimak’s agility and chiseled physique. Cast by Motown legend Berry Gordy in the lead role, Taimak played the unforgettable Bruce Leroy, the Bruce Lee wannabe in search of “The Glow.”
Taimak has also appeared in over a dozen plays, including Roadhouse in 2004 in New York City, playing the notable role of Dalton in this rendition of Patrick Swayzes 80’s cult classic.
As martial arts choreographer and trainer, Taimak has worked with Madonna and with the rock group Bush. He has guest starred on several television shows, including Ally McBeal, A Different World and Third Watch, just to name a few. Last year, he developed a wellness program for at risk children called Unfolding Dreams. He delivers the seminar in at risk communities nationwide.
Taimak is also a fitness expert that has helped literally thousands get in shape with his fitness DVD called Create the Perfect Package.
BlackDoctor.org recently sat down with the now 53-year-old Taimak to get his tips on how he continues to look young and remain healthy.
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BDO: What is the best health tip you ever received?
Taimak: The best health tip that I’ve ever received states that “What’s good for one person is not always good for another.” People have different body types, various allergies and other circumstances that may cause one person to have different dietary needs. Another great health tip that I can pass along to your readers is to pay attention to the foods you eat. Healthy eating and nutrition is half the battle in creating a healthy lifestyle. Many foods have chemicals and elements that prove to be detrimental to the body. It’s important to read your food labels and do research to discern what’s best for you.
BDO: What’s your biggest struggle/temptation to remain a healthy lifestyle?
Taimak: Fitness and health have always come natural for me at a young age, so food temptations were…