Health and Wellness Expert, Entrepreneur, and Life Wrangler
Tom Fabbri understands firsthand the heights we can attain once we give ourselves permission to dream. Whether training to become a helicopter/jet pilot, climbing the world’s Seven Summits, or diving with great white sharks, Tom has learned to harness fear to achieve his dreams. He now uses his unique insight to inspire and motivate others through his books, blogs, and personal coaching/training. The author and inspirational speaker is constantly challenging himself and his body, while acquiring valuable life lessons of inner strength, passion, and motivation.
World Class Adventurer
Tom is a world class adventurer who is on a journey to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, summiting the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles. In one year, February 2010 to January 2011, he climbed four of these peaks in his quest to fulfill this dream – Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia, and Aconcagua in Argentina. On July 5, 2013, Mt. McKinley became his fifth successful summit. His most recent climb took him to Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica, where he faced a storm with hurricane force winds and extreme temperatures to summit on December 7, 2016. With the "mother of all mountains" left, Mt. Everest, and skiing to the poles, Tom is well on his way to becoming part of an elite group of mountaineers.
Up from Rock Bottom
While Tom has achieved abundant successes, they were only reached after a rough and tumultuous journey in his early years of life. In his twenties, Tom lacked direction, as he was caught up in drug and alcohol use—eventually joining the military where he spent a short amount of time in the brig. Lacking motivation, he left the military and drifted aimlessly through jail, bankruptcy, failed marriages, and eventually ended up homeless and sleeping in his car. This place of rock-bottom became the catalyst that pushed Tom to find his purpose and passion.
It was during this dark time that Tom's eyes were opened to an opportunity to change his life forever. At the age of 28, while working for minimum-wage fueling and cleaning private helicopters and jets, he took the first step towards pursuing the purpose and passion he had been looking for. It all started with one question..."What do I need to do to sit in the cockpit of one of these machines?" After being told to forget about it because he was probably too old, and he didn't have a college degree, he not only became a pilot, but earned the title "Captain" at a major airline. He also has the rare distinction of being a dual-rated ATP, flying both helicopters and jets. He was the pilot for the owner of the Cleveland Browns for two years and has flown celebrities, CEO's, and billionaires. This was just the start of Tom's pursuit of his dreams and passions.
Achieving one dream became the start that Tom needed to see there are endless possibilities one can achieve. At the age of 52, an avid natural bodybuilder, Tom landed the title of Mr. Natural Universe. He then moved on with diligence and strength of purpose to graduate from culinary school, to become a certified personal trainer, to become an author of two books, and to become a modern day adventurer. His formula was simple – if he wanted to do something, he made the decision, and then did it.
As an author, Tom has written two books....Ageless You: The Boomers Guide To Beginning Again and Ageless You Adventure. He is currently working on companion books Juicing For An Ageless You and Cooking For An Ageless You. He, also, speaks nationwide about health, wellness and achieving dreams, while sharing his knowledge through coaching.
Tom's purpose in pursuing adventure and challenge in his life is to show others that "anything is possible" and that overcoming fear is the only way to become who we were meant to be. His commitment to being his very best has been an inspiration to others. Tom invites like-minded adventurers to join him on his quest as they seek their best self by genuinely enjoying life, climbing their own personal mountains and achieving goals. He speaks nationwide about health, wellness and achieving dreams, while sharing his knowledge through coaching. Tom continues his goal to become the 15th American to complete the Adventure Grand Slam. With this new clarity and vision, Tom opened his eyes to opportunity and seized inspiration as it came to him.