Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Nguyen.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mike. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Started strength training at age 13 to be more competitive in high school sports and for self-confidence. Became a state powerlifting champion by age 16 and world champion by age 19 – recognized as one of the strongest teens in the world. Obtained my first personal training certification at age 18 and began working as a personal trainer (while prepping myself for the world championships at the same time). By age 21, I was working as a personal trainer while doing fitness modeling and promotional work for several fitness companies as well as prepping and becoming a champion in another sport also known as bodybuilding.
Shortly after becoming a champion in 2 sports while growing my list of clients in San Diego; I obtained my second, third and eventually a total of 5 certifications as a nutritionist, fat loss transformation specialist, sports injury specialist and women’s fitness specialist. Everything I accomplished was due to not just passion, but my obsession with what the human body can do.
From there my personal training and nutrition coaching company (MikeFit) became one of the best fitness service company in San Diego known for producing fast and powerful results. Due to our success, I decided to use my experience and education to create our own nutritional supplement and clothing brand aka (MFN Performance) which reflects my work as a nutritionist and world champion athlete. Our products are meant to help give people everything they need to help unlock their full potential the same way I did mine.
We are now nationally known and have over 40 products with an awesome team of fitness and medical professionals ranging from athletes, registered nurses, FDA- Registered formulators and nutritionists.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing is ever smooth when you are trying to build something great. For me, my biggest motivation was my personal training clients and our online customers who purchase products from our site. I wanted to give them the best of everything we had to offer because nothing makes me happier than seeing people achieve success.
However, the fact that I always want the best means that it also takes more time, patience and staying focused. To be the best trainer, I had to educate and motivate to the best of my ability which sometimes people might not understand because they want to follow that next “quick fix’ that most of the time isn’t healthy for this in the long run. As for our health supplements: I wanted to create formulas that made a difference and that takes patience because of all the certifications, product design and being up to date on the latest research.
The biggest challenge was to do what I believe in for the people who are apart of our MikeFit & MFN community. I didn’t want to ever sell or offer any services that could potentially hurt or hold someone back from achieving their best. I take pride in what I do because I am not only a health professional but an athlete who expects to only take in the best and do the best for my body. Overall, I am glad about my decision to take things one step at a time and focusing on quality and letting results do the talking rather than just promising hype and misleading claims.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Mike the CEO of two companies; MikeFit & MFN Performance. MikeFit is a personal training and nutrition consulting company that specializes in helping people achieve their all-time best shape and overcoming plateaus when it comes to fat loss, exercise performance and long-term health. Designed by Mike who happens to be a world champion athlete, renowned training coach with tons of success stories with 5 certifications in fitness and nutrition.
MFN Performance is a health supplement, sports apparel and education company specializing in helping people push harder, recover faster and becoming their ultimate best through education guides, nutritionist-developed health formulas and athletic yet stylish clothing for men and women. We are most proud of the fact that we have grown and expanded tremendously over the years and have established ourselves as the most respected and results driven brand not just in San Diego but also the US
What were you like growing up?
When I first got my home gym set at age 13, I built the gym by myself and would work out every day after doing my homework. I built the weights and set up the gym to be in my bedroom so that I could sleep with the weights. I remember going to every San Diego public library and rented our every fitness and exercise books I could get. I was obsessed with how to get my body to become stronger and see if maybe one day I could become a champion.
I thank and owe a lot to my mother for supporting my goal at such a young age. She thought I was such a crazy and weird child asking for weights and gym sets on my birthday every year instead of video games or other things. She always gave me everything I asked for as long as I could convince her I was doing it because I enjoyed it and it makes me happy. Now, I am able to still experience that same happiness but so much more because I can also make other people become their personal best through the use of our services and products.
- Personal Training: $80-$120 per session
- Online Nutrition & Fitness Coaching : $150-200 per month
- Supplements, Apparel & Health/Fitness Books: $20 -$50 depending on the product
- Website: www.mikefit.com
- Phone: 6198089103
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: mikepro_champion
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/mikefitmfn
- Other: email@example.com (customer support/online store email address)