Profile: Zach Leonard

Prescott Complete Care

How do you achieve work/life balance?

A work/life balance sounds great in theory, but it implies there are two separate parts of my life competing with each other for time and attention. Instead I believe in something called work/life harmony, where I see the two parts as integrated. I’ve learned to spend my energy wisely so all areas of my life get the best of me.

Do you take any dietary supplements or special vitamins?

I’m naturally a lean guy, so maintaining muscle mass is a challenge. I’ve become obsessed with pea protein powders, which are easier to digest than whey alternatives and taste great on their own or in smoothies. My favorite powders are blended with BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), which provide additional aid with muscle recovery after workouts.

When you take a rest day from exercise, what do you do, or do you truly rest?

A rest day for me means truly resting and recharging my batteries both physically and mentally. I love to wake up without the alarm, catch up on my favorite bingeworthy shows on Netflix and give my body the much-needed break it needs to repair tired muscles.

What is your biggest health and wellness tip?

As a PA, my recommendations are simple: Don’t underestimate the value of a good night’s sleep, eat generally healthy 90% of the time, find at least one physical activity that you love and do it regularly, and take whatever steps necessary to eliminate stress and negativity from your life.

What is your next goal in your health and wellness journey?

I love tackling fitness challenges. In 2017, I ran a marathon. In 2018, I started CrossFit. In 2019, I tried out for Olympic bobsledding. And in 2020, I’m excited to take up sailing. I’ve already taken a lesson on Lake Pleasant, and it’s a surprisingly physical and mental workout.