At Mint Condition Fitness, we’re on a mission to empower purpose-driven men and women to lose weight, get out of pain, and do more of the things that make life meaningful.
If you are like most of our members, you have given your all to your career and family, but your health has suffered because of it. Now, as you try to refocus on YOU again, you are finding that the things you used to do to get fit just don’t work anymore.
And what solutions are offered? Usually, your options are to take medication, have surgery, or just "stop" doing things because of your age.
To us, this is not acceptable.
Not only are you capable of reclaiming your health and fitness, you are at a point in your life where you have a deeper reason for your fitness than ever before.
Whether that is to be a role model for your kids, an active part of your grandchildren’s lives, or to guarantee that you can continue to do those things that bring you the most joy in life, you have a purpose for fitness.
Now you just need someone to show you the correct way to get back on the right track... and that is why Mint Condition Fitness exists.
If you would like to learn more about us, please read our founder’s story below to learn where he comes from and why supporting others through health and fitness has become his life's mission.
When I was young, someone very close to me passed away and I will never forget the emotion I felt knowing that a beloved advocate, role model, and mentor would no longer be with me. As tough as that was, it was not until a month later that something happened to alter the course of my life.
As the dust settled, I was helping the family get their house in order and was tasked with cleaning and organizing files, papers, and equipment that he had accumulated in the office.
One day, as I was flipping through a random stack of papers, one page caught my attention. As I looked at it more closely, I realized that it was a list of the medications that had been prescribed to him. Each one had a specific dose, to be taken at a specific time, for a specific purpose.
All-in-all, there were 23 different drugs. Twenty-three.
And as I looked at this list, and what they were all for, I got sick to my stomach thinking about how awful he must have felt.
Two drugs were for the anxiety caused by the blood pressure meds. Another was for constipation caused by the high doses of painkillers.
There were drugs for nausea caused by the sum of the drug cocktail.
There were muscle relaxers to help with muscle cramps caused by the anti-depressants. And, of course, drugs to keep him awake during the day - and drugs to help him sleep at night.
The list went on and on and on. And with each one, I couldn’t stop thinking about what a terrible life this must have been to live.
As I let it sink in, I found myself sitting there in tears.
At the time, I didn’t have much knowledge about the human body and brain, or just how destructive “medication” can be - but I knew that this was wrong. It was at this moment, as I sat and reflected on what I was looking at, that I realized two things:
1) The quality of life is what matters. It doesn’t matter how long you live if your mind and body have failed you.
2) Our medical system is great for keeping people alive but seems to have little notion of how to optimize your health and life.
It was those two realizations that prompted my journey into the field of health and fitness.
In my mind, the best thing I could do was become a personal trainer.
There really is no other profession that allows you as much opportunity to support, empower, and be a positive influence for change than personal training, simply because of the area of focus AND the frequency of training.
So that is what I did. I became a personal trainer and dedicated myself to learning all that I could about the body and the brain.
And the more people I worked with, the more I realized just how big of an impact this work could have.
I have seen women transform their bodies and look the way they did 10, 20, even 30 years earlier.
I have seen men who had not touched their toes since their 20s, now able to touch the floor at 45 (and, more importantly, not have constant back pain).
I have seen what happens when women realize just how much strength and power they are capable of having, and the change in confidence and personality this produces.
I have seen men change their bodies and minds, and because of this change, finally have the time, energy, and ability to be the fathers and grandfathers they always wanted to be.
And this is why Mint Condition Fitness was born. Since opening in 2009, my mission has been to create a company and a team that cares deeply for our members, their health, and most importantly, quality of life.