Steve’s MFF Story of Glory

Before MFF, I had never really worked out. I didn’t have the tools or confidence to go into a gym. I wouldn’t have known what to do. I would do some home workouts with little knowledge, no concrete goals, and very little enjoyment. Similarly, I didn’t fully understand the nutrition factors that were at play. I had always been skinny, so I just always ate whatever and never really thought about it.

I felt I belonged at MFF. From the moment I entered MFF, I felt like I belonged. I was greeted with a smile by someone who magically knew my name. During my Ninja Baptism, I connected with Harold immediately. I didn’t understand why everyone was so friendly and supportive. It made me want to work out as often as possible to be around these people and this energy.

Moreover during the first time I did Snatched, everything was explained so thoroughly and so thoughtfully. I was soaking it all up and changing every day. Because Snatched gives you a checklist of things you need to do to succeed, I found it very comforting. There was an achievable task with clear strategies and daily support. Suddenly, I was THRIVING at a gym and making new friends and discovering things about myself.

The biggest fitness struggle I faced before MFF was the lack of nutrition knowledge. I had never given any thought to calories, carbs, or protein. Going through Snatched the first time gave me a wealth of knowledge. I started to cook, I started to be aware of what I was eating and why.

Doing Type A during Snatched became a fun challenge for me. Can I hit my protein goals, can I stay under my caloric intake? I was able to succeed or flop on a day-to-day basis and that felt manageable. Plus having trainers checking in weekly helped. AND the accountability factor is huge. I was surrounded by people who were going through similar journeys and being able to rely and them and support them had a huge impact on me.

The moment I realized MFF was actually working was about three weeks into my first round of Snatched, I had a costume fitting for a play I was in. The costume designer handed me my costume and asked me to change in a small fitting room. I took my shirt off to put on my costume and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. Perhaps it was the lighting, but I stopped dead in my tracks and saw, for the very first time in my life: abs!

I couldn’t believe it. Was that me? I was always the scrawny kid that couldn’t hit the baseball. And now, there they were – muscles. I must have stared for a while because at some point the costume designer asked if everything was okay. I remember leaving that fitting thinking that this is just the beginning.

I have been a Ninja since October 2013. I have done various versions of Snatched 7 times. I am at MFF 3-5x per week depending on the month. It has become my habit, my way of life.

So much has changed over these 5+ years. I became incredibly interested in fitness and training that I have gone out and obtained my HKC certification and I teach kettlebell classes to my students in the summer.

I incorporate fitness in my rehearsals at school. I am incredibly aware of what I eat (I cook now). I have some great friends that I made at MFF.

But probably the biggest difference is that I can confidently walk into a gym and work out and feel great.

I am not exaggerating when I say that MFF changed my life. I am a stronger person in so many ways. MFF has given me the tools I need to be better in the kitchen and in the gym. It is a slow process and through the support and guidance of MFF I feel like anything is achievable.

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