Hey, I’m Mark.

I’m the founder of MyQuest Health & Fitness and the creator of the MyQuest Program.

I know… you’re probably thinking, “Pfffft! This guy only looks like this because he’s a personal trainer and he probably lives in the gym” … but you’d be wrong.

See all of that hair on my arms and chest? Clearly I’m not a fitness model either! 😄

And despite public opinion, I am not Odell Beckham’s brother; nor am I even an athlete.

I’m actually an entrepreneur with a background in website and graphic design. And like most individuals, I spend 10+ hours per day sitting in front of a computer screen.

So, what makes me so special? That’s just it! Absolutely nothing at all!

I’m not some sort of “genetic anomaly”. Literally anyone can look like this!

Seriously… I truly believe that EVERY single person has the ability to not only obtain the body of their dreams, but maintain it too — for the rest of their lives!

And that’s EXACTLY why I founded MyQuest! 🙂

Here’s my GOD honest story:

I’ve been training and dieting for 15+ years now. And I didn’t always look like this. ☝️

As with most people who get into strength training, I hadn’t a single clue what I was doing when I first started.

I struggled to get results and I suffered a lot of injuries doing really dumb s#!% in the gym — all while taking advice from the “pros”. Unfortunately, some of these issues still affect me slightly ’til this day.

And as far as eating “healthy” and nutrition went? Yup! Totally confused and clueless. 🙃

So, I did what most people do: I buckled down on my research and decided to learn from the “experts”.

Back then, before social media and YouTube, I turned to the only thing available to me — fitness magazines.

These magazines taught me three VERY important things about training and nutrition:

Here’s my GOD honest story:

I’ve been training and dieting for 15+ years now. And I didn’t always look like the picture you just saw at the top of this page.

As with most people who get into strength training, I hadn’t a single clue what I was doing when I first started.

I struggled to get results and I suffered a lot of injuries doing really dumb s#!% in the gym — all while taking advice from the “pros”. Unfortunately, some of these issues still affect me slightly ’til this day.

And as far as eating “healthy” and nutrition went? Yup! Totally confused and clueless. 🙃

So, I did what most people do: I buckled down on my research and decided to learn from the “experts”.

Back then, before social media and YouTube, I turned to the only thing available to me — fitness magazines.

These magazines taught me three VERY important things about training and nutrition:

  1. how to waste COUNTLESS hours training in the gym
  2. how to MASTER cooking baked chicken breasts, brown rice, and broccoli
  3. how to blow THOUSANDS of dollars on supplements that get ZERO results

No, seriously though… Iron Chef Bobby Flay ain’t got s#!% on me when it comes to baking chicken breast. 😄

And it’s not only the fitness magazines out to trick you; it’s the entire health and fitness industry. It’s a multi-BILLION dollar industry selling everyone the same pipe dream: BIG results for little to no effort.

Like many others, despite the fact that I wasn’t getting any results, I continued on like this for years…

I’ve literally read THOUSANDS of pages of scientific-based training and nutrition articles, watched THOUSANDS of fitness videos, and experimented with just about EVERY single type of workout program, diet regimen, and natural health supplement you can think of — more on the specifics in just a minute.

I was convinced: “The more information I consume, the smarter I’ll become and the better I’ll look!” 🤓

Of course, that’s not quite how it works. In fact, the more I learned, the more nothing made sense.

Completely misaligned, I jumped from diet to diet, program to program, supplement to supplement… only to still have a body that I wasn’t pleased with when I looked at myself in the mirror.

And even when I finally did figure out how to get abs for the very first time in my life, I weighed a measly 160 lb and felt like a skinny insecure little boy. 🙁

Even worse, I could never figure out how to keep my 6-pack for longer than 60 days. And I never felt like I was in 100% complete control of my body or my results.

My weight bounced from one extreme to the next (I was 230 pounds at my heaviest), month-to-month, season-to-season, and I had absolutely no goals, no inspiration, and no real understanding or direction.

For example…

Here’s a picture of me on vacation in Jamaica back in 2016:

Here’s a picture of me on vacation in Jamaica back in 2016:

210 pounds, 25–30% body fat

A little “doughy” around the edges, but not too shabby, right? 😅

Here’s the problem: This isn’t exactly the body most people “dream” of having — especially when you’ve got 15+ years of training experience and you’re working out EVERY single day for 2+ hours per session.

And I still remember this trip quite vividly. I worked out SO hard and was still reluctant to take pictures with my shirt off for the entire trip; hence all of the shadows in the picture above to hide my shame. 👀

And if only I had known what I know now, I’d have easily been sporting a 6-pack instead of love handles.

You see… the bulls#!% most people are reading online and in fitness magazines, and watching on TV, Instagram, and YouTube is actually part of the reason why they’re NOT getting any results.

How can I be so sure? Because that was my EXACT problem… for an entire decade. 😐

I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but here are just a few of the things I used to actually believe:

  1. You need to use supplements to obtain and maintain an amazing physique
  2. You need to “eat clean” and “track macros” to get and stay lean
  3. You need to cut out carbs and sugar completely to lose weight and get a 6-pack
  4. You need to drink a protein shake within 1 hour of finishing your workout
  5. You need to eat 6–7 meals a day so your body doesn’t go into “starvation mode”
  6. You need to do 60 minutes (or more) of machine cardio per day to stay shredded
  7. You need to give up everything you love to be fit (food, alcohol, family, and friends)

If this wasn’t already evident, NONE of the above is true, of course.

And, obviously, a lot has changed since I stopped following such stupid and ridiculous advice. 👇

For starters… here’s what I look like now:

For starters… here’s what I look like now:

185 pounds, 10–12% body fat

And sure… I’m not CRAZY jacked or shredded like many of the fitness influencers on IG using performance-enhancing drugs, but that’s not the look I’m going for. And more than likely, neither are you!

I look great! I feel great! And I’m confident enough to take my shirt off at the beach. Win-win-win.

In addition, I’ve been able to MAINTAIN this physique for the past 4 years without a single hiccup. 💪

The best part? I actually work out less often now — 2 to 3 times per week (sometimes less) for an hour MAX — and I don’t have ANY food restrictions when it comes to my eating.

Burgers, pizza, and wine — you name it — are all things that I eat on a consistent basis and I have absolutely NO plans of eliminating them from my diet.

And as far as cardio is concerned, in the warmer months, I NEVER do steady-state machine cardio. Instead, I try to get a mile run in at least once per week and I ALWAYS get out on the weekends and go for a hike.

If I’m feeling especially ambitious, I’ll run hills and soak up some much needed vitamin D. 😎

So, why am I blabbering on and telling you about all of this? Because…

Here’s the real truth: You don’t need ANY more knowledge!!!

It’s not what you know; it’s how you apply what you know.

Stop copying what everyone else is doing on Instagram. Stop watching YouTube videos over and over again. Stop spending so much time reading science-based training and nutrition articles.

You also don’t need to buy any more supplements, train every single day or do countless hours of cardio, and — MOST IMPORTANTLY — you don’t need to give up ANY of your favourite foods or your entire social life to be fit!

What you DO need is a health and fitness plan that’s built for real life.

… and more specifically, YOUR life.

In retrospect, I definitely feel like it took me WAY too long to figure this all out, but as they say:

“Better late than never.”

And herein lies the BIGGEST problem with trying to figure it all out by yourself: it costs you a s#!% load of time.

The silver lining to all of this for me, of course, is at this point, I’ve — quite literally — tried it ALL. And now I can say with the UTMOST amount of confidence and certainty that I know what works and I know what doesn’t.

I’ve been on almost EVERY single diet you could think of:

  • low-carb — 5+ years
  • high-carb (experimental)
  • ketogenic — 3+ years
  • paleo (experimental)
  • mediterranean (experimental)
  • vegan — 2 years
  • vegetarian — 4 years
  • pescetarian — 2 years
  • gluten-free (experimental)
  • intermittent fasting — 5+ years
  • water fasting — 28 days
  • shall I continue?

Now I use a combination of flexible dieting and intermittent fasting — because that’s what works for ME. Will this work for you? Maybe, maybe not. That totally depends on your goals and lifestyle.

I’ve taken almost EVERY single natural supplement known to mankind:

  • protein powder (every kind)
  • BCAAs (pick your flavour)
  • creatine
  • multivitamins
  • pre-workout / caffeine
  • glutamine
  • carnitine
  • ZMA
  • beta-alanine
  • green tea extract
  • fish oil
  • shall I continue?

Now I only use these. Everything else is literally a COMPLETE waste of money. Please don’t make the same mistakes I did thinking any of this stuff actually works — save your wallet.

I’ve experimented with almost EVERY single training protocol and form of exercise:

  • bodybuilding
  • calisthenics
  • volume training
  • olympic lifting
  • gymnastics
  • yoga
  • pilates
  • boot camps
  • steady-state cardio
  • HIIT cardio
  • sprints
  • shall I continue?

Now I follow a customized strength training routine and I only work out 3 to 4 times per week. Also, though I rarely do machine cardio now, if and when I do, it’s NEVER more than 15–20 minutes.

By the way, I’m not telling you all of this stuff to sound “cool” or anything. I’m doing it to illustrate a point:

Experience trumps EVERYTHING. Period.

A few years ago, as I started looking back on all of my failures (there were a lot of them), rather than hang my head in shame, complaining about what felt like a HUGE amount of wasted time, money, and effort, I decided to do something different — something more meaningful.

I decided, instead, to utilize all of my experience and reverse-engineer my successes to develop a proven system that could help others save a s#!% tonne of money and shave YEARS off of achieving their health and fitness goals, all while not getting injured or causing harm to their bodies in the process.

And in a nutshell… this is how MyQuest Health & Fitness was born. 👶

I started off by writing my very first book, “No Goal, No Plan, No Action, No Results”. It’s a short read — done purposely — filled with the kind of helpful and honest s#!% that no one ever told ME before starting my health and fitness journey. I sent it out to a bunch of people — family, friends, colleagues, clients — and got such great feedback on it that rather than sell it, I just decided to give it away for free. Enjoy! 🙂

Then I started paying more attention to the questions people were asking me — simple questions like…

“How many calories do I need to eat to hit my goal?”

This is so easy for me to figure out now, but definitely used to be something I struggled with in the past.

I started getting this question so often that I just decided to build out a free Calorie Calculator 👈 that people could use to get an answer in 60 seconds — the EXACT same one I use with my paid clients.

I’m a website designer, remember? I can do this sort of geeky stuff with my eyes closed. 🤓

Next, I realized something else: the questions never — ever — stop coming in. I get loads and loads of emails from readers and followers every day, asking me the same kinds of things over and over again.

I try to respond to as many people as I can, but at the end of the day I’m only one person and there’s only 24 hours in a day.

So then I had an idea… the MyQuest Insider Club — a VIP newsletter that I send out only ONCE per month to help make the confusing world of fitness and nutrition a helluva lot easier for everyone to understand.

I answer the most common questions that everyone asks each month and blast that valuable information out to thousands of people, all at once in an instant. It’s a beautiful thing! I’m really proud of it! 😎

Then, of course, there’s the blog, which is filled with tonnes of important health and fitness topics — ones that really matter — that I cover in an IMMENSE amount of detail. Best of all? It’s completely ad-free.

Again… why am I telling you all of this? Well, if it isn’t already obvious…

I want to help people… for real.

Me with a happy (and tired) client. 😄

And if one of those people just happens to be YOU, know that I’m here to help in every way that I possibly can.

I’m a real person, just like you; who’s faced a lot of problems in life, (probably) just like you; who’s struggled with fitness for WAY too many years than I’m happy to admit, hopefully NOT just like you.

If you’re struggling with weight-loss or weight-gain or just want to get in better shape, I’m here to help. ❤️

So… that’s my quest.
Now, let’s make it all about YOURS.

That’s my quest.
Now, let’s make it all about YOURS.

Hopefully my story and my work with MyQuest Health & Fitness inspires you, and I hope it helps you to achieve your health and fitness goals faster than I ever did.

Start Your Own
Quest TODAY!

Because yesterday you said tomorrow.

Start Your Own Quest TODAY!

Because yesterday you said tomorrow.