Executive Corner – Doug Bopst

Executive Corner

May 7, 2018
The Executive Corner is a new weekly feature of the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. We send our participants forty questions and ask them to choose twenty they would like to answer. It includes a short profile and a link to their website. We hope you enjoy it.



Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and business owner. Those credentials and accolades are a result of his own transformation.  He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to years in jail due to his poor decisions. He chose to use that time locked in a small cell to beat his demons and reinvent himself thanks to a combination of faith, family and fitness. He is the author of two books:  “From Felony to Fitness to Free,” written to inspire people that they too can turn a negative into a positive and to make the most of their second chance.He is currently working on his third book showcasing the unique stories, tips, and advice of many of the world’s most-inspiring sober individuals

Doug Bopst

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Q.  If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?

     A.  Oxycontin 10/23/2008

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity in recovery?

     A. Robert Downey Jr. and Russell Brand

Q. If you ever retire, would you prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, or mountaintop, or penthouse?

     A. Ocean

Q. Where do you go to “get away”?

     A. California!

Q. How do you measure success?

     A. By the amount you help others

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?

    A. A reputable one that would help fund folks to get into treatment

Q. Who was your biggest influence throughout your life?

     A. My cellmate, Eric

Q. What is your current hobby?

      A. Writing, reading, golfing

Q. What prominent fe/male figure would you most like to date?

     A. Carrie Underwood

Q. If you were giving a dinner party for your 3 favorite authors, Living or dead, who would they be? (you can choose 4 if you think one might be too drunk or stoned to attend.) 

    A. Timothy Ferriss, Russell Brand, J.K. Rowling

Q. What is your FAVORITE TV/cable/digital series?

     A. The Wire

Q. What is your FAVORITE Band/composer/musical artist?

     A. Eminem

Q. What is your FAVORITE Sport to watch? To play?

    A. Golf (both)

Q. What is your FAVORITE Cuisine?

     A. Seafood

Q. What is your FAVORITE City?

     A. San Diego

Q. Have you ever been arrested and, if so, what for?

     A. Yes, for selling marijuana with the intent to distribute

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

     A. The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve given?

     A. Don’t measure success by the money you make, measure it by the amount of people you help.

Q. What is the proudest moment in your life?

    A. The Day the felony came off my record

Q. Is there a favorite “Quote” you would like to share?

     A. “Remember how far you have come and not how far you have to go.”