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About Gary




Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gary’s background and expert knowledge bring a much-needed perspective to today’s areas of simple living, health, nutrition, entrepreneurship, self-help and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice, and MS in Forensic Science. 


Gary was raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a rural part of California. He now lives off-the-grid part of the year in a remote area of NE Washington State and spends the rest of the year exploring in his travel trailer with his trusty black lab Barney.


Gary considers himself lucky to have grown up in a small town from a very young and where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors. He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of what he calls “life simplification.” Gary often says:


“Today, we’re bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health… there has to be a better way!”


In addition to being a best-selling author, he is a highly sought after speaker in numerous areas, as they relate to self-improvement, and life simplification; taught at the University College level; consulted and trained college level athletes; and been interviewed for his expertise on various subjects by CBS Sports, Adam Carolla’s Ace on The House, Coast to Coast AM, The World According to Ben Stein, The RT Network, and FOX News to name a few.


His website, Podcast “The Simple Life with Gary Collins,” and The Simple Life book series (his total lifestyle reboot), blows the lid off of conventional life and wellness expectations and is considered essential for every person seeking a simpler, and happier life.

The Simple Life Podcast with Gary Collins

Discover how to live the life you want instead of what other people tell you to live. The host and guests uncover and share the shortest route to finding your purpose, passion, and place in the world.

What makes The Simple Life podcast different from the others? Gary doesn’t just talk the talk he walks the walk. He is known for being blunt, to the point and teaching by experience, not the standard fare today of “fake it till you make it.”


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