OC Metro Cover Story – Dr. Burak Ozgur

Published: September 01, 2011

Area of specialty: Neurosurgery, with a focus on minimally invasive spine surgery
Age: 37

Fitness Routine
Competes in sprint triathlons, plays basketball and snowboards with his three children

“A typical day for me starts with a workout to get my blood flowing. I find the greatest motivation when I’m signed up to compete in a race, with all preparation inspiring me to beat my personal best from previous years. Finally, I mix up my routine, or else I get bored. For example, I alternate between P90X with cross-training in prep for sprint triathlons.”

Workout Playlist
Bon Jovi, U2, Guns N’ Roses, Creed, Greenday, and the Killers

When I don’t feel like working out, I …
… play basketball with my kids or with friends.

Indulgence
Sushi at Katsuya or warm butter cake at Mastro’s

Advice for someone getting started
Sign up for an event or competition like a 5k, mud-run or sprint triathlon coming up in a few months, and then use that as your motivation.

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