Randy Weddle: Teacher competes to appear on cover of magazine

By morning Randy Weddle is a TV production teacher at Spanish River High School. By afternoon, Weddle is a fitness guru.

"As soon as I'm done in the classroom, boom I'm in my car, I'm in the gym, in the gym everyday," said Weddle.

And now the 61-year-old is competing in a contest to appear on the cover of Men's Health Magazine.

"Eight weeks ago, I'm at number 5 right now, and I couldn't be happier, its been a lot of fun so far," said Weddle.

Weddle decided to enter the competition after seeing the increase of obesity in recent years. He hopes the contest will help serve as a motivation to students all around the country.

"That's my whole thing, I just want to make sure kids are eating well, exercising, and living healthy lives," said Weddle.

A healthy life that Weddle once did not have. He was diagnosed with malignant melanoma cancer 28 years ago---and since changed his diet and workouts.

"Theres a lot of of hardship in everyone's lives, disease in everyone's lives, but if you take care of yourself, and do the best you can to eat and exercise everything will work out," said Weddle.

And that's his secret. 16 hours a week in a gym and a healthy diet. There's no sign of this 30-year-veteran teacher slowing down.

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