Gordon Miles, president and COO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
What are you reading?
I read the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Wall Street Journal every day and usually read a few news stories online. And, of course, like any red-blooded American, a little Facebook! I also read a lot of boating magazines because I’m interested in boating. I’m sure most people do this, but I end up reading quite a bit on one subject when something comes up that interests me and I want to know more about it. You can find information about just about anything online.
Where do you work out and why?
I work out at the Las Vegas Athletic Club in Green Valley. I’m there early in the morning for about an hour and 45 minutes six days a week. I’ve been going to LVAC for about 10 years. I like the energy there; and this has been my fitness routine for about 20 years. I work out wherever I go, whether I am in Las Vegas or my company’s offices in Arizona and California or on vacation. My routine doesn’t change.
I am a big believer in getting your blood flowing before working out, so I always start with cardio for about 40 minutes. I use this time to read the newspaper, watch the news and catch up on what’s going on in the world. It gives me a chance to clear my mind and focus on me. Cardio is my favorite time of the day… I’m a cardio monster! After cardio, I isolate one body part a day and train it hard.
When I am in the gym every morning, that is my time. The rest of the day is not. It is important for your mental health to have time to focus just on yourself, especially for people who run large companies or organizations.
Most people call me a body builder. I have the size — though I have never done it competitively. But I think this type of routine is good for anyone with a high-stress job. It helps you focus by taking time for yourself. When I’m fit and feel good about myself and living life, I’m reminded that if I died tomorrow I’ve done exactly what I wanted to do in my life. No regrets.
What are your favorite restaurants?
I am a huge fan of Lucille’s. I’m a barbecue beef ribs man! I also like Lawry’s. I’m all about the cow. I like it to look like you just sat down with Fred Flintstone to have a meal.
For business meetings, I like the Veranda at the Four Seasons. They have the best brunch in the city and you can sit out on the patio without a crush of people around you. Panevino also has an atmosphere that is conducive to business meetings.