Tony Gonzalez talks Alex Smith, Eric Fisher and more

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Sep 22, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) looks on from the bench during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Q: You are working with an app called FitStar. What made you want to get involved?

A: It was right up my alley when it got presented. Being in shape year-round was something that allowed me to play 17 years and this was getting down toward the end when I hear this app and I wanted to be involved. I think it was my 12th or 13th year. It was something I wanted to be a part of and something I’m really passionate about is being healthy and working out. it was the idea behind it, a person trainer that can go anywhere you go. I really dug that, I thought it was neat. When It ravel on the road I wanted to get a good workout … and why not stay in my room and get a good workout?

Q: How often do people come up to you and talk about the app instead of football?

A: All the time, I’ll be out in the street and I’m expecting ‘You’re on my fantasy team’ but instead they’ll say ‘FitStar, it changed my life I love your app I do it all the time.’ … Women say it is so convenient to use it, I used it to get in shape for the wedding. The weekend warrior tribe tell me they lost 20 pounds with the app … especially people who don’t have the resources because a personal trainer is expensive.

Q: You did a documentary with your brother on Showtime entitled Play It Forward about your life and family growing up. What was that like?

A: I think it was fun to be a part of. To get my story out there and it’s just one of many really good stories in the NFL. It’s more than about football. It’s about family and a brother to brother relationship and parents to their sons and  family coming together. It’s cool to be that example. It’s not always right, me and my brother we have had our ups and downs since, but I’m confident we will get it together in the end.