In Episode Four (4) of the Back Down Memory Lane podcast, Joe Simpson recalls a paradigm-shifting conversation at the front desk of a fitness center after a workout that evolved into an inspirational story and connection in a place where you least expect it. Arriving at the perfect time in my recovery from a heart event, we meet Myron McCloud, Fitness Center Director ONE | Fitness at Metro Los Angeles who leads the most advanced and strenuous training sessions daily but also survived a massive heart attack. Relive his harrowing tale and the story of how we met.

Memo to Self

Also, this week’s “Memo to Self” recalls a long drive home from a speaking engagement during WordCamp Riverside and a detour for an emergency bathroom break becomes a lesson in never losing faith in the kind nature still flickering inside us during these strange times.


Image of Myron McCloud, Fitness Center Director One | Fitness at Metro LA smiling in a gym.
Fitness Instructor Survives Heart Attack, Living Better, Piedmont Healthcare. Image from YouTube video, the property of Piedmont Healthcare.