True Gamer of the Week: TJ Allard
by Brittanyf on July 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

 True Gamer of the Week: TJ Allard

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GamerFitNation presents TJ Allard as True Gamer of the Week.

TJ tells us a little about himself. I’m a former game designer turned on camera host and producer. I’ve been working in TV for over 10 years as an on camera host and producer and have been lucky enough to interview some of the biggest names in TV , Film, and Video Games.

I own a XBOX 360, Wii. I still have a bunch of old systems lying around somewhere too. Does a PC count? If so I have a “slower than syrup” computer too. LOL. I’ve been gaming for as long as I can remember, and realized I wanted to be a game designer when I was very young. I believe the Zork series is what really got me interested in games.

Workout/ Diet

: Now that the weather is nice in NYC I’ve been getting outside more. Its a great way to get rid of that pale white skin complexion I normally sport. I’ve been running and biking in a cemetery because its the quietest and place around. The dead don’t drive and they won’t bother you…although I’m not sure if its the best place to be working out. Its a bit ironic I supposed…working out around dead people in order to stay healthy and alive…wait…I dunno if its ironic, but its definitely something.


Basically my rule of thumb is that if it was alive at one time, I’ll eat it. (protein, vegetables, etc.) I try to stay away from any high carb, processed stuff like chips etc. Sometimes it happens and the key is to not let it ruin the whole day, don’t keep eating the whole bag of chips just because you had a few. Health wise goals are to stay healthy and live past 90 years old! The number one thing [ for gamers who are struggling with weight issues ] is to be aware of  what you eat when you play games. Moderation is also key! You have to be responsible for yourself, I believe that everyone knows when they have spent too much time playing a game and when its time to get up and do something else.


The industry is getting better and better at realizing there is a legitimate issue with health. They are making games and devices to start pushing things in the right direction.  Motion technology has come a long way and is getting better every year. I think we are just starting to see the tip of the iceberg with what is possible with motion technology. Honestly I’m ready for “The Matrix” now and from what I can see the gaming industry is working towards a gaming experience that could eventually be that good! Ok maybe its about another 50 years off but hey if I can stay healthy enough to live past 90 I’ll see it happen! Gaming and health is a great way to merge two things that you love. I’ve always thought that at some point gaming and working out would be one in the same, and that reality is here. Its getting better and better with each new gaming fitness game and peripheral that is released.

GamerFitNation would like to thank TJ for letting us into his world. Welcome to the club.




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  • BlackBible

    Welcome to the club! :)

  • Fredolopez

    this dude is brilliant, i’m definitely gonna try running at the cemetery. sometimes all the cars + stop lights ruin the rhythm i got going!!!

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