All it took was a short stint in the South Beach sand for Chicago native Grant Weeditz to realize that South Florida was his future home. Now, you can catch Weeditz training clients at any one of three Anatomy fitness studios across Miami. We caught up with Weeditz for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @weediddy.
Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?
Born and raised in a Chicago, an internship opportunity working in sports performance brought me to South Florida after college. Marc Megna’s vision for the future of fitness kept me here after moving on from working with athletes. ‘Anatomy’ was born and I was fortunate enough to be a part of it from the beginning.
How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?
An overseas deployment lit the fire. Training soldiers in a combat environment and seeing the positive impact fitness can have on the readiness and morale of a military unit led me to pursue a degree in exercise science once I returned home.
How would you describe your classes?
Medieval combat meets Viking ninja
What is one fitness myth you would like to bust?
That any one diet, exercise, or class is the best. I like what I like today, at this point in my life, for very specific and timely reasons. You may feel very different about my choices today and I may feel different about my choices tomorrow. If it feels right, do it.
Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.
I use unconventional tools like the steel mace and steel club to create unique and challenging flows. Every class is a balanced blend of smooth, functional movements and athletic performance-based activities like sprints and sled pulls. Those that attend class regularly speak about how much fun they had. That’s music to my ears.
Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?
If not at Anatomy, I’m at a local neighborhood CrossFit. Sometimes I just need to drop barbells and swing on the rings.
What are you excited about right now?
In the process of becoming a home owner! This means: football in the backyard, building a garage gym, and having a dog are all realistic options now. Pumped.
What is the one thing you do every day to stay fit?
Eat based on my activity. The two questions I ask myself are: “What did you just do?” and “What are you about to do?” Then, make a decision based around my answers.
How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?
I use the headspace mediation app every weekday morning before my first client or class. Been doing this for 2 years accumulating over 3,000 minutes in that time. I’ve recently bumped up my daily routine to 15 minutes per day from 10 and it’s made a huge difference.
What’s your go-to healthy and cheat meals?
Healthy go-tos come from Lunchology, my meal delivery service. That way, I know it’s delicious and I don’t have to think. My most frequent cheat is a 2-3x week ice cream/cookie/peanut butter mashup on days where I’ve eaten too clean.