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The Fat & Broke Pod Squad

Gary Donia

Getting Fat & Going Broke (GFGB) seems to be the default status of many of us. I know it was for me. Through a series of fortunate events and circumstances, I was able to right the ship and begin the journey towards improving my life. There are a lot of blogs out there that speak to money or health. The focus of the GFGB blog and future podcast is to emphasize the link between the two. For the sake of this conversation, we will use the term “Life Optimization” frequently. Very dramatic, I know! Being a better human (dad, husband, friend, co-worker, son, etc…) is the goal. We will explore many topics and invite a lot of voices to contribute to furthering this message. The creation of this blog was/is not the start but rather a step along the way. The blog itself will try and tell the whole story. Enjoy!

Gary has been a physical therapist for 20+ years. He is the Vice President of TAYBS (Townsend Ashby Youth Baseball & Softball), and the Director of Macintosh River Rats Baseball.

Gary also is a loving husband, an amazing father to his two boys, an ideal coworker, and a one of a kind friend.

In his free time, you can find Gary on the baseball field coaching 2-4 teams a season, or at the ice rink, cheering on his boys. When not writing blog posts or podcasting, he enjoys reading a new book, learning something new, meditating, geeking out on all things money, or hitting the gym.

Peter Brouillard

Let’s GO!! My interests involve anything related to being the best human possible. I am a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning specialist by trade. Failing and learning make me happy. It is what lights my fire. I have a passion for life and want to live it to its fullest potential possible. Come along with me and my co-host Gary on this journey exploring new and exciting ways to improve all aspects of mental, physical, and emotional health.

Peter has his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. He is a Strength & Conditioning Coach ,as well as, a

Lifestyle & Nutritional Coach

Peter is also a loving husband, fantastic father, and a wonderful friend.

In Peter’s free time, he enjoys Brazilian Jujitsu, Spike-ball, Playtime with his children, and Pool Parties with his friends and family.

Sarah Newell

Prior to working With Gary and Peter for the last three years, Sarah spent seven years working as a medical assistant before Gary finally convinced her to come work with them.

Sarah loves spending time with her family and close friends as much as possible. She is a lover of all animals and prefers dogs over people most of the time.

In her free time, Sarah likes to hike and is currently working on the NH 48, 4000 footers. Sarah is also a bit of a sun worshipper and loves being at the beach. She enjoys baking, cooking, and trying out new recipes. She is a bit of a workaholic, but loves to travel when she does occasionally take time off.

Sarah’s useless skills include being Able to quote movies in any situation, hand gestures, and breaking into random song mid sentence.

Jessica Donia

Jessica has been a physical therapist for 20+ years. She is an amazingly patient wife, great mom of two boys, and an integral part of The Fat & Broke team. Jessica loves to watch her kids play sports, exercise, and hit the beach! Jessica is very funny despite being a ginger, and has an uncanny ability to remember and recite rap lyrics.

Jessica serves many roles for our team. She is the editor of our blog, fills in as co-host, makes pancakes, and sometimes watches children. We could not do what we do without her!



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