About EGX Lifestyle
ABOUT EDDIE GEORGE AND EGX LIFESTYLE
After all, his accomplishments on the football field were legendary--Heisman Trophy winner, star running back at The Ohio State University, NFL rookie of the year and holder of a host of NFL records.
Instead of resting on his records, Eddie took on the challenge of his lifetime; during the past decade he has quietly built businesses aimed at helping improve the quality of life for all Americans.
Eddie, who will soon receive his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, understands that he is mostly known for his athletic accomplishments.
"While it's nice to be known nationally for winning on the football field, I am aware that not many people realize that I've used my education, experience and passion to build these exciting businesses," Eddie said.
Eddie's vision of healthy people and healthy places is being brought to life through the commitment of everyone at George Enterprises. Learn more about our Commitment.
Eddie's companies include EGX Lifestyle, working to help people develop healthy lives, and EDGE, the planning and design firm helping create healthy communities.
ABOUT EGX LIFESTYLE
EGX's mission is to give people the knowledge, tools and inspiration to empower positive, lasting change in their lives.
EGX is intended to develop the entire individual - Mind, Body and Spirit. Eddie works with his team on programs that will help people develop cleaner, healthier lifestyles. "Each of our individual choices contributes to our health and the health of this country," Eddie says. "With poor choices we become an obese country, resulting in early death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer."
EGX's programs are aimed at helping people rid themselves of old, bad habits that have kept them from being their best. "Poor eating habits, irregular rest and physical inactivity can all take their toll on your body and mind," Eddie says. "And, ultimately, undisciplined behavior can adversely affect your personality and Spirit."
Through EGX, Eddie provides leadership and motivation to help individuals change their lives, while serving as a role model to others. Eddie developed the NFL Mom’s Fitness Challenge, now in its third year and promoted by Dr. Oz, the Kid’s Fitness Challenge, and was appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to inspire participation in the state's fitness program, GetFitTN.
In addition, Eddie provides his fitness expertise in health publications, TV and radio, as well as with sponsors, such as Nissan's MastertheShift.com. Eddie is a sought-after motivational speaker, whose messages are changing lives throughout America.
EDDIE BEYOND BUSINESS
Eddie is married to Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George, a Grammy®-nominated singer with the soul group SWV ("Sisters With Voices"), which sold more than six million records. Taj was also featured on the Survivor television show in 2009, and voted one of the fan favorites. Eddie also made a guest appearance on the Survivor program.
Taj and Eddie live in Tennessee. They are the loving parents of two sons, Eriq and Jaire. They enjoy a busy life of friends, family and kids' sporting events.
As an example to others, Eddie continues to train hard and find balance to maintain his peak physical, mental and spiritual condition to meet the challenges of his demanding schedule.
LEGENDARY FOOTBALL CAREER
In addition to the Heisman Trophy, George won several NFL Rookie of the Year awards in 1996, and was the Tennessee Titans' starting tailback until 2003.
Throughout his tenure as one of the NFL's premier running backs, Eddie not only possessed an explosive combination of speed, power and toughness, but was the epitome of durability.
Eddie's punishing north-and-south running style won him the 1997 AP's "Offensive Rookie of the Year" honors as well as four consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl from 1998-2001. Drafted in the first round by the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, he owns virtually every franchise rushing record. Eddie led the AFC Champion Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.