Marc Megna, CSCS – Personal Trainer/Sports Performance Coach
Marc Megna has evolved into the foremost strength and conditioning coach in Miami. The former NFL football player is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has years of experience in this field. Megna works with a wide variety of clients, from celebrities, professional athletes and novices. Marc develops individualized workout regimens for his patrons, focusing on long-term goals and results. These objectives are achieved through creative programming and diverse exercise routines, including Crossfit. Marc is also a sponsored performance coach for Iovate Health Sciences and endorses their Muscletech supplement line.
As a former professional athlete, Megna is an expert on proper training methods, working through injuries and attaining competitive goals. Megna played football at the University of Richmond (where he majored in sociology) and was a two-time All-American athlete. After college, he was drafted by the New York Jets in 1999. His gridiron career spanned several seasons in the NFL and CFL for the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals and Montreal Alouettes. He was coached by NFL greats like Bill Parcels, Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll and Dick Lebeau.
After retiring from football, the Massachusetts native settled in Miami, where he began inspiring others with his demanding fitness regimens and, more importantly, the impressive results of this hard work. Megna trains clients of every walk of life, and can tailor a program for the most serious athlete to the motivated beginner. He writes about health for Mensfitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscletech.com, and Elite Fitness Systems.
From Last Picked to NFL and Fitness Great – This is my story
As a child, I wasn’t very athletic, let’s face it I was never picked to play on any teams. I was lazy, very out of shape and had the self-esteem of a wallflower. (Don’t believe me… look at THIS.. maybe a pic?) One summer my grandfather took me to the local boys and girls club to teach me how to weight train. It was strange but I felt better after each training session, I was hooked on the feeling. The next summer I begged my mother for 1 thing as my birthday gift, a 1 year membership at the local gym. Until this day I will tell you that decision changed my whole life (way to go mom!). Fitness and health became a priority, it was my ultimate escape. My freshman year in high school something happened and my body caught up to my work ethic and the rest is history. With my new found confidence and athletic ability, I wanted to play every sport I could football, Ice-hockey, baseball etc. I loved to move and be active. Eventually I focused on just one, football. I was offered a full scholarship to play ball at a great school and became a two-time All-American athlete. I ended up gettingdrafted by the New York Jets and played in the league for a few years. I was coached by NFL greats like Bill Parcels, Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll and Dick Lebeau. Toward the end of my pro career I was training with a group of teammates based on programs I had designed. One of my teammates turned to me and said you should be getting paid to do this. It was like the light bulb turned on. I can continue to do something I love and get paid to do it! SWEET! I went on to get certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and have evolved into the foremost strength and conditioning coach based in Miami. I have been fortunate to have trained and studied under some of the top strength coaches in the world like Mike Woicik, John Lott, and Pete Bommarito. I am a sponsored performance coach for Iovate Health Sciences and endorse their Muscletech supplement line. I write about health for Mensfitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscletech.com, and Elite Fitness Systems.
Why Marc Megna Fitness?
I am passionate about INSPIRING & EMPOWERING others to become their best. I can’t tell you how many times my clients have told me how hard it was to take that first step. I am here to make that transition as easy as possible. I will teach you about proper nutrition and tailor a full workout routine. I have done this for people from all walks of life. From pro athletes to a 10 year old determined fitness enthusiast. I’m not a drill instructor, I don’t scream, and I keep my ego in check… most of the time (wink). That being said I like to motivate others to reach their full potential do this by developing individualized workout regimens, focusing on long-term and maintainable goals and results. Most importantly, I’m just like you, just an ordinary guy who is trying to get a better body make positive choices and have a lots of fun doing it. I’ve always been obsessed with living as healthy as possible by eating healthy, strengthening my body, and sharpening my mind. I am here to help those that are on a quest to achieve the same. I will tell you that when dealing with people who have goals it’s my job to tell you want you NEED to hear. Not what you WANT to hear. I want YOU to get the body you always dreamed of in the healthiest way possible.
Why Read what I have to say?
My goals are to help people by bringing my experiences, knowledge, workouts, and good times to you in a daily blog. This blog is not for everyone and not everyone likes me. (I know shocking). I do my best on a daily basis but I have my moments. I make mistakes, fail often, and wish I could have certain moments back. That being said I still have more wins than loses. I can only promise to keep it real, keep it positive, and let the chips fall where they may. Relationships can only work when both sides give, so go ahead, join in and tell me what you think. Share your comments and your thoughts with everyone here. Let’s build a community of enthusiast that wants to help each other out.