My Story Unedited -Marty Rinehart

“Every Sinner has a Future, Every Saint has a Past”  – Oscar Wilde

My Story –  Since I can remember…

I have always had good work ethic; Today I have confidence that my work ethic is second to none.

I have always cared about people and was respectful most of the time.

I have always been very intelligent; in constant search of new challenges and problems to solve.

I have always had high expectations and high standards for myself and I will have them always, because I’m very aware of my potential.

But there are a lot of things that I have done in the past that used to weigh down on me for a very long time; which gave me much self-doubt and little-to-no self-respect.

I have worked with my therapist, Rebecca, for countless hours over the past few years to not be so damn hard on myself and forgive myself for decisions I made as a teenager to early adulthood. Before working with Rebecca, I would regularly question my position of authority in the health and fitness world and often doubt my worthiness. These thoughts would make me super anxious and I would ask myself, “who the hell am I to have such a vital responsibility in helping my athletes become healthy?”

I was someone who claimed to learn everything the hard way.  Growing up my mother, as a single parent raising 3 boys, did every damn thing she could to make sure she provided a good life for us.  She always did her absolute best, which she still does to this day, and I will forever be grateful for her efforts and continued persistence.

At a very young age I was required to take on the responsibility of waking my two younger brothers in the morning, making sure we all got to school safe and on time, and in the evening making it back home before dark (without dying of course).

By middle school / high school my mother was working 3 jobs to pay the mortgage and keep food on the table, and I took advantage of the situation, doing whatever I wanted basically when I wanted.  I had no consequences, If I was grounded there was no one home to enforce my punishment.

Without a father figure in the household and my father in and out of prison, I had no one to teach me how to be a man.  Hence the reference, “learning the hard way”.  I thought that was normal.  That shit is far from normal. That is not how people are supposed to learn valuable life lessons. But it was my normal, so I accepted it.

For about 10 Years, from the time I was 13 – 23 I was a professional partier!  I was extremely reckless, I didn’t let any external influences get in the way of what I had believed to be “fun”, and I abused alcohol and drugs regularly.  Near the end of my “10 Year Party”, I fell into deep depression and had horrible anxiety. I had no clear vision of my future, no ambitions, and no goals. It Fucking SUCKED!!

But… Without my past demons and without overcoming many hardships in my life, most of which I created for myself, I would not possess the enlightenment, nor would I have gained the knowledge through life-experience to even begin to understand what my Athletes with similar struggles are going through. I wouldn’t be able to help them, because without living it, I wouldn’t know the pain or have my story to connect with them and give them hope that they too overcome their darkness and achieve happiness.

Even through my darkest days, there was always ONE positive constant in my life… THE GYM!

I began my fitness career about 9 years ago. I have always been an Athlete and the gym was the ONE place where I did something constructive in my life.  I got into this industry to heal myself.

Once I experienced the love, gratitude, and excitement from my Athletes for helping them achieve their goals, I knew I had found my calling.  For the first time in my life I had self-worth.  Helping my athletes brought a real purpose to my life, and I have been laser focused and super passionate ever since.

Thirsty for knowledge and hungry for success, to this day I continue to LEARN EVERY SINGLE DAY, I am very damn good at what I do, I LOVE WHAT I DO, I make very good money doing it, and the best part… I AM JUST GETTING STARTED!!

I was Put on This Planet to Save Lives! – I Literally take my job as serious as if I’m saving lives.  Because I AM!!

NOTE TO OTHER COACHES:  People need our help to LIVE.  WE help extend people’s time on this planet and allow them to enjoy a much better quality of life.  Even If they aren’t at high risk for some of the leading causes of death in our country, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers, or stroke, we can also help people who are living life in fear, depression, anxiety, and self-doubt. It’s our job to help them love themselves again, regain their confidence, feel sexy & strong, have great energy, and LIVE an incredible life!!  -That is what I was born to do!!