About ME!! (lol ME = MICHAEL ECKERT!!)
Who is ME?
Uhhh... That's me!!!
Hey I am Michael Eckert!!
I am almost 30 years old and live in Orlando FL.
I grew up with my mom who is from England, one older brother who was a rower in high school and my dad, (who was a captain in the Army)
My dad installed a Pull Up bar in the backyard when I was really young and I used to compete against my brother in who could do more Pull Ups! I played soccer, baseball, basketball, football (even though I was too small to play in highschool) waterpolo, track, cross-country, rock climbing, tennis, wrestling... basically, you name it, I've played it.
I have been an athlete my whole life, which is why I strongly believe I did really well when joining the United States Marine Corps.
I have competed on American Ninja Warrior twice and made it to the Las Vegas finals both times.
I have been rock climbing for over ten years now.
I also broke the World Record- for most Pull Ups in 60 seconds while I was stationed in Japan!
I am a student of Exercise Science, CPT, been through EMT school and I'm also a Martial Arts Instructor for the Marine Corps (reserves side).
I broke my wrist 3 days before coming off of Active Duty in 2017 while competing for the next season of Ninja Warrior.
My doctors told me I would never have the same grip strength again since I did so much nerve damage...
The same week I broke my wrist, my best friend Sgt Tyree Green passed away. Him and I used to work out all of the time in Japan and made a promise that we would continue to inspire those around us in the fitness industry.
I continue to carry on that promise.
I have owned two businesses, been a student of marketing from some of the most genius in the game. Attended some of the most expensive seminars in the world all to just realize I knew what I was doing the whole time.
In fact if I learned anything from any of it, being consistent is what makes people successful.
Anyways, I got popular on Instagram a few years ago and it's really taken off since then! I just want to continue to inspire as many people as I can to become the best version of themselves.
If I can leave you with one thing after reading this besides just being consistent it's that,
"no matter what you do in life, people are going to try and bring you down. In fact some people are going to hate you for rising past the level of mediocrity. If you let these people slow you down, you don't deserve to be one of the best in the world. That's why it's called the 1%. The best in the game don't stop at becoming the 1%. They strive to become the 1% of the 1%. Never stop living for you and always work towards your dreams. It's what makes us unique. It's what makes us human."