I’m the guy wearing glasses (late 90’s)

I was 19 or 20 and around 180 pounds or so in this picture above. At this point, I had never been overweight in my life.

I worked in a tire store at the time and was in great shape. I’m dirty in this picture because I had just gotten off of work hehe. I did lots of snowboarding and other physical activities, however I took my health for granted because I was young, dumb and a bit careless. Subsequently, in only a handful of years my health status would change, and to my dismay, I became the “fat guy”.

At one point I was 70 pounds overweight and out of control. It took me A LONG time to fight through a host of issues, to reclaim my health. I struggled and then I struggled some more. To this day, fitness doesn’t come easy for me, because of a back injury–a herniated disk, bouts of depression and other health issues, but I do what I can. I’ve learned a lot in recent years and have learned to roll with the punches. I’m still not quite where I want to be health wise, but I’m working on it!

I’m almost 250 in this picture (2011)

I had often wondered why I’ve been through all the pain and suffering that I’ve been through. For the longest time, I had no idea, and was mad as Hell because of life’s curveballs. Well, this became part of my desire to become a personal trainer, to help those who have felt like a lost cause with their health situation, and life in general.

With my health history in view, the picture has become very clear. It’s my own struggle that helps me relate to those of you who have simply given up on your own situation, perhaps you feel that you’re past the point of no return with your weight, or fitness level overall. Well, you ain’t. There’s hope!!!

As a personal trainer, I want to help people who are going through similar things that I went through, that previously, I would’ve had no reference for personally. Yes, I do know what it’s like to cry yourself to sleep due to anger/frustration/pain/despair etc. I’ve often ridden that horse into the night, and she runs fast. Being obese and having shoddy health just isn’t fun.

In closing, I can’t wave a magic wand and make your problems instantly disappear. But, what I can do, is help show you the road to greener pastures–we’ll set your “GPS” for success together, calibrating as needed–and I’ll walk that road with you; every step of the way. If you’re ready to make a change, I’m here and ready to help.

Yours in health,

Marc HempΓ«

2016 photo shoot



57 Responses to About

  1. Hi πŸ™‚ Thankyou for visiting πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for the like! πŸ™‚

  3. thanks for visiting my fitness blog! much appreciated πŸ™‚

  4. Hey. Thanks for checking out my blog. Blessings.

  5. Great blog! Thanks for sharing-

  6. Love your site! I look forward to watching your progress toward certification.

  7. Its hard being a ‘hard gainer’. I was one too. I’d get strong but never big. Thanks for dropping by my blog…

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Marc. Love your site. I’m going to read more of what you got here. I look forward to getting to know you.

  9. thanks for liking my post sweetie! Have you already taken your personal trainer test? I am fascinated by your perseverance to prove everyone wrong. !

  10. You got a nice blog Marc. As they say fitness is a journey; good luck on your journey!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to reading more of yours. Best wishes on your goals. πŸ™‚

  12. I’m enjoying reading through your blog! Very helpful! And thanks for following my blog!

  13. New to blogging. Thanks for the like. Looking forward to reading your work.

  14. My name is John and my blog is http://www.ourpersonaljourney.wordpress.com. I have enjoyed following your blog and I have a proposal for you. I am inviting you to write your journey (and it doesn’t have to be about losing weight) for my blog. It can be any kind of journey that you want, depression, drugs, your spiritual walk, life experiences, etc.. Anything where you can see that you were in one place and ended in a better place and what you learned. I will put a link to your blog along with it. My hope is that we can bring each other some new traffic to each of our blogs. I hope we can both benefit from this.

  15. Thank you for stopping by ownwhoyouare and liking my I Can Do Hard Things post! Your story is awesome! It is so inspiring when I see people overcome and find greatness within…especially with fitness. Best wishes and keep it up!!!

  16. Hi! I’ve enjoyed your blog and facebook postings and nominated you for the WordPress Family Award http://fitjourney50.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/wordpress-family-nomination/

  17. Hey,

    Thanks for checking out my blog and liking my post. You’ve got a wicked as blog.

  18. Hey A’mar,
    I hope you don’t mind but I’m starting a “recommended blogs” segment on my site and mentioned you! Hope you don’t mind but I like your material and it’s definitely worth a share

  19. Thanks for liking my blog about “I Don’t Have Time/I’m Not Fit Enough for Your Workouts.” I know you are already a certified personal trainer but, if you like, feel free to drop me a line about Beachbody Coaching. It can create another stream of income for you while still doing something you already love. Watch for more posts coming soon!

  20. Cool. I look forward to reading about that!

  21. Hi…many thanks for liking a post on my Izabel Goulart blog….xx

  22. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  23. Hi Marc, thanks for checking out my blog!

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