Episode 127: Conan Stevens | A Big Man with Bigger Goals

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 127 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Conan Stevens.

It's not every day (it's actually pretty rare) for me to be "smaller" than others. Today's guest is a 7 feet tall and 300 pounds! 


Conan is an Australian actor who has played the roles of Gregor Clegane (aka The Mountain) on The Game of Thrones, as well as the orc chieftain Bolg on the movie version of The Hobbit. He has also appeared on Spartacus: Vengeance as Sedullos.

On today's episode, Conan shares his journey toward becoming a Hollywood actor. Previously, he has gone through so many jobs and was contemplating on which career he would really like to stick with. He worked in security prior to becoming an actor, but he really didn't like being exposed to too much violence. So he worked hard and persevered.

"It takes a lot of dedication."

For Conan, it wasn't all success and fame. He also went through times of frustration, of doubting himself, of not being sure where he is headed. But the thing with Conan is that is focused, he has a clear idea of what his goals are, and he is willing to work hard for his dreams. His motivation is admirable - 20 years of working out and lifestyle modifications to achieve the physique he has today is amazing!

"Don't let anybody put you down from achieving your goals - no matter what they are."

Learn more about Conan on his website: conanstevens.com