Say Anything’s Drummer, Coby Linder, Shares His Fitness Secrets

By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson

The miracle of social media and being involved in the fitness industry has brought a ton of interesting people into my world that I never would have met otherwise.  Today’s special guest is the ultimate example of that.  Indie rock enthusiasts are very familiar with the “strangely literate and loud” music of the band Say Anything.  I, however, was pretty oblivious of that genre, and had NO IDEA who Coby Linder was when he contacted me two years ago.  Say Anything fans know him as the band’s animated and extremely talented drummer.

I’m slightly embarrassed by my ignorance of their existence.  All I knew was this dude contacted me saying he really dug P90X and INSANITY, found me via my YouTube videos, and ‘oh yeah’ he had a ‘band’.   My initial reaction was, “Cute, this kid with a little garage band lost some weight and reached out to me to find out more about joining my Crew as a Beachbody Coach.”

Boy…was I dumb!

Not only had Coby and lead singer, Max Bemis, founded the band back in 2000, but they sold over half a million records, toured the world, and were in the process of writing their latest record, Anarchy My Dear.

Fast forward two years:  Coby has become one of my best buds.  He is quite possibly the most on-fire, passionate person I have heard talk about what Beachbody programs and products have not only done for him, but what they are doing for those people he has been able to reach out and help.

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Houston, TX to see my very first Say Anything show. The whole

band was crazy nice,and they even let me crash in their tour bus overnight as we traveled to Dallas for their next show.

Both shows were phenomenal and watching the workout Coby goes thru on a nightly basis behind his drum kit made me curious about how his physical transformation (75 POUNDS LOST!) has impacted him professionally.

I called Coby earlier this week and we had an amazing chat about

  • His own personal journey
  • How the band as a whole has been affected
  • Is it possible to eat healthy with a busy tour schedule?
  • Working out on the road: Reality or Pipedream?
  • Can you be a successful Beachbody Coach with so many demands on time?

Our talk was so engaging that I KNEW we had to have it again to record it.   Transcribing Coby’s words would not do it justice.  I felt like you needed to hear the passion and conviction in his voice.

So for your listening pleasure, below is the recording of our chat.  I like to call it:

I hope you enjoyed our interview.  Coby and I are in the process of producing an ongoing podcast to help you with your fitness goals.  If that is something you would like to see happen, I invite you to leave a comment below letting us know specifically what topics you would like to hear us tackle.

We look forward to talking with you soon!

In this together- Coach Jimmy & Coby aka “Lean with Linder”



Coach Jimmy Hays NelsonJimmy Hays Nelson Beachbody Coach is a self-proclaimed ‘former fat guy’. In his mid 20’s he was an overweight college dropout, who found himself living back at home with his parents. Knowing something had to change, he took action.

Through his transformation journey he lost 100 pounds, started his own business, was featured in the Shaun T workout series INSANITY, and has been seen multiple times on QVC with his buddy Tony Horton promoting P90X.

He founded NELSONGY FITNESS with his wife Kelly to reach out to give hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally we are here to help you see REAL RESULTS!


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