By day, we’re marketing geeks. Computer nerds. Quirky writers and artists. And damn proud of it!

But after hours, our team members shed their marketing capes – and pursue all kinds of cool Hobbies, Interests and Talents (we call them HITs for short).

Here’s what Dan Stock, Haley Marketing’s Senior SEO Strategist, is into:

HIT: Health & Fitness | Playing Basketball

Back Story

I grew up with three brothers. As you can probably imagine, things were always extremely competitive in my household.

I quickly learned that the only way to beat my brothers was to get stronger and practice harder! In my early teens, I started getting serious about working out.

Why have I stayed passionate about fitness?

I love the payoff – seeing my progress and improvement as the weeks go by. It’s also a good release from the normal stresses of life; working out and playing basketball both help me clear my mind.

Through the years, disciplined exercise has taught me that sticking with something is the only way to realize your full potential. I’ve also learned that the best way to inspire those around you is to lead by example.

So whether it’s diet, workout routine or practice habits, I always give my best effort to serve as a good role model for others. It’s rewarding when perfect strangers approach me and ask how I do something from a workout or diet standpoint…or when a random person asks me what college I played basketball at (I never played college). It’s a cool feeling!

My approach to fitness mirrors my approach to life.

I guess what it comes down to is that I see life as an opportunity – every day, and in every way. There’s always room to improve and grow.

I try not to take life too seriously, but I want to get the absolute most out of it. So I work hard at everything I do. Most importantly, I try to have fun along the way.

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