Replay: Let’s make it okay to say you’re not okay

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Replay: Let’s make it okay to say you’re not okay

December 31, 2023

Replay: Let’s make it okay to say you’re not okay

Episode 65: Closing out 2023 with a replay of our highest downloaded episode of the year. Tim Whitmire joined us for episode 48, he is a young stroke survivor and founder of F3 Nation. He speaks to us about how he grew a community built around fitness, fellowship, and faith into the largest mens’ fitness movement in the US, and how those pillars transferred into his rehab journey.

Thank you to all of our listeners and guests that joined us in 2023. We look forward to continuing to bring you conversations with survivors, caregivers, and clinical experts bringing change to the stroke care pathway in 2024. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here:

About our guest:

Whitmire started as a freelance journalist, then got a job at the Associated Press and covered Harvard Men’s Basketball. He moved to the Providence Bureau of the Associated Press and eventually to New York City. He was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky to work as a sports writer and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina after that. He worked at the Charlotte Observer and then returned to the Associated Press to work as the head of the Charlotte Bureau until 2006. Tim Whitmire was working for the AAP when he decided to look for work in Charlotte, NC. He ended up getting hired in a marketing and business development role at a sell side and investment bank. He then co-founded a firm called Black Arch Partners, where he worked for a few years. After leaving the second bank, he found his way into his current work as an executive strategy consultant. Will then asked him about his nonprofit, F3 Nation. The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. 


Show highlights:

  • Forming the movement of F3 Nation
  • From 5am workouts to stroke rehab
  • How Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith impacted Tim’s recovery
  • The truths of post stroke depression

Show Credits:

Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.

Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!

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