NEW YORK and MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Total® Cereal and Men's Health magazine partnered on a nationwide search to find the best example of an all-around guy, someone who eats right, works out and is active in his community. Today, they announce the official winner of the Total® Cereal and Men's Health magazine "Total Guy, Total Package" online contest: Tom Hamrick , 43, of Dublin, Calif., has been selected as the "Total Guy" and will receive a trip for two to New York City, a feature in the September issue of Men's Health, a personal session with a Men's Health fitness and nutrition expert, and a year's worth of Total Whole Grain Cereal, among other prizes.
"We're thrilled to announce Tom as the 2013 'Total Guy,'" said Kim Seifert, associate marketing manager for Total Cereal. "Although it was difficult to select one winner from many exceptional candidates, Tom manages an impressive lifestyle characterized by proper nutrition, a strong fitness routine, a solid career, community giving and family time. He truly embodies the 'Total Guy,' and we're looking forward to celebrating his accomplishments."
"Our readers have shown great interest in this contest, from the submission period through the voting phase. It was truly inspiring to read about men who are eating well, making fitness a priority and engaging in their communities, all while balancing family, friends and work – these guys are certainly doing it all," said Men's Health Publisher Ronan Gardiner. "Tom exemplifies the Men's Health reader, and we congratulate him."As a U.S. Navy veteran and vice president of his company's veteran's chapter, staying healthy is a way of life for Tom. His typical fitness week involves four days of core strength and conditioning, and two days of running – one for hill work and the other for distance. He's completed multiple competitive challenges, including Tough Mudder® and Men's Health URBANATHALON®. Tom maintains proper nutrition through healthy home-cooked meals, balanced with the occasional meal out with friends. Many of his "proud father" moments are brought on by his grown sons preparing meals he cooked for them when they were younger. Even with a full-time position in the telecommunication industry, Tom volunteers with multiple nonprofits in his community, including the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to severely injured combat veterans, and helps them find work and adjust to civilian life.