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Two Men, Two Harleys, and a God-Given Timeout: Conversation with My Brother in Christ, Ed Barbato

July 04, 2023
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Ed Barbato and I go wayyyy back. We worked out, hung out, and rode our Harley’s together.  Drugs and alcohol were a mainstay in our lives. We were somewhat of a menace in Virginia Beach. Drinking, drug’n, riding and barely surviving. Somehow we made it out alive. Ed moved to Tennessee finding himself alone for 8 years on a mountain, while I completed two divorces, a few bankruptcies, and bounced around to several residences. I was even homeless for a while. Nevertheless, God put both of us in TIMEOUT! I don’t think we will ever know HOW He did it, but He did. We are alive to speak on it, fellowship, giving God all the glory! I am Billy Yancey. GOD IS THE GOAT!


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Billy Yancey is an African American entrepreneur and has been in the fitness industry for over 28 years. He is the creator and driving force behind the leading fitness technology company, ANABO Exercise and Nutrition. Anabo was established in 2004 and, at 18 years in business, Billy holds the distinction as the longest-running African American gym owner in Virginia Beach.

With Anabo, Billy brings a pioneering approach to fitness and health to the Coastal Virginia area and beyond with his personalized and timed technique. As a business owner, Billy remained confident and resolute in spite of two divorces, two bankruptcies and the mayhem of the COVID pandemic, and has emerged with a thriving enterprise.

He has produced two books. Rocket Fuel, aimed at helping people battle through adversity, especially young adults, and Anabo Nutrition, a step-by-step guide to achieving excellent health using foundational processes. Billy is currently developing a mobile application for Anabo’s fitness levels with his team and will soon launch a vodcast called “Rocket Fuel: Talent Will Only Get You So Far.”
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