Michael John Martiradonna

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the charming and witty Michael John Martiradonna.

By: Joshua Conner

Screenshot from my conversation with Michael John Martiradonna
Screenshot from my Skype conversation with Michael John Martiradonna

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

Kevin Ronald Davis

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome Kevin Ronald Davis, a brawny fitness enthusiast enjoying his second act.

By: Joshua Conner

Kevin Ronald Davis is an ex-United States Air Force Fire Protection Firefighter, cover model, works at Crunch Fitness, a gym/fitness enthusiast and in recovery loving life, based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I am inspired by Davis because of his service, how he used his struggles of overcoming addiction to help people, his dedication to fitness, physique and how he has reinvented himself.

What is Davis’s mission in the world?

“I recently started recovery, I’m seventeen months clean today, so it’s like my life has sort of started over. My mission now is to be my best self and hopefully, I can inspire others. I want to show people that not only is it possible to change and recover, but you can do it at any age. I started my recovery journey at forty-nine and I am fifty now. My life has sort of turned around for the better. I’ve got a lot of great things happening for me even at the age of 50,” said Davis.

What is Davis’s life philosophy?

“I guess my life philosophy would be, having a positive attitude, is probably the biggest step in doing anything that you want to do. I had to change my attitude in the way that I thought about things. My addiction made me think very negative about myself, and about what was possible for me.
Once I started, changing my attitude and seeing progress, I started thinking differently. I started thinking that I can do this or this is possible. My attitude changed, then more good things started happening. Now my attitude is just like, I can do this if I want to do something. Then, when something good happens to me, it’s just like yeah, instead of, wow, I can’t believe that it’s happening. Now, I just expect good things to happen. I would just say, just having the right mental and positive attitude is probably the best philosophy to have,” said Davis.

If Davis could go on a road trip with any celebrity who would it be and where would they travel to?

“I would probably take a road trip with Ellen DeGeneres, and I wouldn’t care where we went, because she would keep me laughing the whole time,” said Davis.

What are Davis’s underwear preferences?

“I like briefs, and I normally wear Calvin Klein,” said Davis.

Davis has two memorable years, the first was when he joined the Air Force and the second was his recovery year.

“I would say, I have two. The first was the year that I joined the Air Force. I would say the second would be this year, not only have I started fresh and new, but after so many years of my addiction, I was just cloudy. Now, it’s like I have my eyes open again.
This past year has been remarkable, it’s the first time, I started living again, in a long time. I’ve learned so much about myself through all my bad experiences. I think sometimes, you can’t learn things, through good experiences. Sometimes, it takes bad experiences to learn the most about yourself. I learned the most about myself during the past few years before I started recovery. I would not take back those experiences for anything. I think hitting rock bottom was the very best thing that ever happened to me,” said Davis.

Davis became fascinated with the compass during rehab.

“When I was getting rehab, I saw that tattoo. I had not gotten a tattoo in many years. I knew that I wanted one, I had seen a picture of a compass, and I liked the idea of it. It sort of represents moving in the right direction. When I started thinking about that, I was like, that’s going to be my next tattoo,” said Davis.

What does Davis enjoy most about working at Crunch Fitness?

“When I was in rehab, I had just started working out again, and it had been years. That was something that I believe helped me through most of my recovery. Getting back to the gym, helped me to feel better about myself. I could see the positive changes, and it helped me to clear my head. I started to feel better about myself physically, mentally and get my self-esteem back. I was in the gym a lot at Crunch Fitness before I started working there.
To me, it was a place where I started feeling good about myself again. I kind of wanted to work in that environment, I got to help people, and I also just felt like it was a good fit for me. I enjoyed being in that environment,” said Davis.

Hugh Jackman is who Davis would pick to play him in a movie, but what would be the title of his life story?

“I would say, my story could be called Never too late,” said Davis.

In my extra content, I asked Kevin Davis if he could have a conversation with anyone who would it be and why? Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshsidney to find out.

You can learn more about Kevin Davis by following him on Instagram and Facebook @kevinronalddavis and his website linktr.ee/kevinronalddavis