I recently had an opportunity to speak with the charming and witty Michael John Martiradonna.
By: Joshua Conner
Michael John Martiradonna is an: online coach, owner of Michael J. Fitness, and former tactical athlete. Martiradonna inspires me because of his physique, style, passion and how he is on a mission to help his clients, ‘shred up to thirty lbs plus in less than ninety days with functional muscle training’.
I asked Martiradonna what his life philosophy is.
“My life philosophy, that is a big question to lead with. I guess my life philosophy is to continually grow. I see growth as my motivation, money isn’t the end goal. There is not just one finally, hurrah, I made it, I’m done. I just want to continue growing, pushing the limits of what is possible for myself and you know creating some sort of impact on the world, even if it’s not me, myself doing it. I like to be able to enable other people to make an impact, I believe that’s growth too,” said Martiradonna.
I asked Martiradonna what his most memorable year was.
“I would say that would be 2013. That was the year that I had some really big changes, and I kind of transitioned from going in one direction to a completely different direction. I was working for the Navy, and I was preparing to be a Navy Seal, I was about to work for the military. I had some family problems, so I had to completely change direction. I went from looking to serve my country, to basically, my family is a mess, they need help. That was the biggest change of direction in my life,” said Martiradonna.
Then I asked Martiradonna about his underwear preferences.
“Oh man, Calvin Kleins are doing it for me. I think these are boxer briefs, right, the ones that are kind of form-fitting. I highly recommend them. If you are not with it guys, you are behind. They are comfortable, don’t bunch up on you, and I highly recommend them. They are great if you are active, very comfortable and very cozy,” said Martiradonna.
Martiradonna explained how connected with the masses is one of the reasons why he enjoys being an online coach.
“What do I enjoy most about being an online coach. I love the fact that I can connect with more people, rather than meeting with someone for a short period. I can also be there for that person weekly. So I can provide an extra level of accountability, and I can also do more than just what I can do at the gym. In the gym, I can just correct someone’s form and technique and give them a little motivation at that moment. It’s more of an all-encompassing concept. Now I can give someone advice on nutrition, now we hold them accountable in many different ways. We don’t have to just be dependent on that one time.
Online coaching gives me more time to reach even more people and it’s also getting better results because it’s more thorough and well rounded. Online coaching gives them more flexibility to be able to enjoy health as a part of their lifestyle. The relationship is not all circling around being at the gym,” said Martiradonna.
I asked Martiradonna what is one thing would he do with his business, if he could not fail.
“Well, that’s about how I operate, I run into the wall, and you know bounce right off it. I pretty much-run face-first into the wall, so I’m doing it. I travel for work, I was in London, I was in Toronto, and I’m going back to London in December. I’m also going to Arizona in a couple of weeks.
I’m just meeting guys, you know, meeting people who are doing what I’m doing, and playing on a level that is higher than me. I’m just upgrading my environment, getting around people who are doing what I want to be doing, the same can go for anyone, I would say. If you want to be doing what someone else is doing, and you want to do is better than them. You find someone who is doing it better than you. If you want big muscles, you have to get in the gym and train with the guy who’s got bigger muscles than you. Don’t surround yourself with a comfortable environment, that says that I’m good enough. If you are in an environment that drives you to get better, it will motivate you,” said Martiradonna.
I wrapped up by asking Martiradonna if his mantra was a hashtag, what would it be and why?
“I guess it could be something along the lines of, #keepgoing and #neverquit,” said Martiradonna.
In extra content, I ask Michael John Martiradonna if he could produce a podcast on any topic, what would it be about and who would be his first guest. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshsidney to find out what he says.
You can follow Michael John Martiradonna on Instagram @michaeljohnmatriadonna and you can also sign up for the 5 Day Body Fit Challenge here: https://michaeljfitness.clickfunnels.com/5dc-challenge-new-opt-in