Matt Aporta: I’m the Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Channel and the West. I’ve been with Vital Proteins for almost 3 years now. I oversee day-to-day sales covered by my team in the Mid-West, Rocky Mountain, PNW, California and all of Canada. This also includes Military Depots, Fitness and Professional Sports. I love my job because I get to work with some of the most talented people in the industry. These 3 years have flown by, as it’s like being strapped to a rocket ship on a daily basis.
MA: I wake up daily at 6:00 a.m. to get a start on the day. I take 4 Vital Proteins Beef Liver capsules and 4 Cartilage Collagen capsules. I let my wife Mary Beth sleep in as I take care of our 2½-year-old boy who likes to wake up soon after me. (She has him for most of the remainder of the day. She’s a rock star.) Once Mary Beth comes down, she starts the espresso machine and pulls a double shot americano for me. We add 2 scoops of our OG Collagen Peptides. I drink it black and love it with my collagen. I then head back upstairs by 8:00 a.m. to start the workday. The day to day has changed a lot, because I’m actually home. Before staying at home, I was traveling over 60% of the time. This is a welcomed break from the “norm.”
MA: I have over 20 years of saved recipes clipped from newspapers, printed and 20+ cookbooks I now have the time to dive into. I cook 1-2 meals per day 7 days a week now that I’m home. I follow a few friends and chefs that also inspire my time back in the kitchen. I also find inspiration from the list of to-do’s and projects I always pushed off because of “no time.” Ha, now I (we) have all the time!
MA: Some kind of sandwich/panini. We love tuna melts. Also, leftovers from the last night’s dinner.
MA: I take my son outside to throw rocks. It's one of his favorite things to do. We also go for walks in our neighborhood to search for lizards.
MA: Peloton. Big time. I make sure to get on the bike almost every day. I’ve been holding myself accountable every day to do something physical. I also take my wife’s @marybethlarue yoga classes.
Favorite Podcast? The Joe Rogan Experience.
Favorite Workout? Every day. Peloton, Pharos Athletic Club Online and my home gym.
Binge-Worthy Show? The Sopranos, The Wire, Cheers, Seinfeld or Billions.
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