Michael’s professional career in fitness started during his enlistment in the U.S. Marines 2001-2005, while working as a photographer, he was also instrumental in the physical training of the fellow Marines in his unit. While being stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Sgt. Molinski held the fastest times for the 3 mile physical fitness test and obstacle course performances during his tour with over 300 Marines. After an honorable discharge, Michael moved back to his home town of Hudson, NY and still stayed in touch with his athletic side while starting a photography business. Over the years, he has completed in races of 10km (45m:03s), Marathon 26.2 miles (4h:30m), Half Iron Man Triathlon 70.3 miles (5h:35m).
Labeled a self motivated continual learner, Michael, transitioned his nutritional intake from the typical SAD (standard american diet) to a more refined menu. Falling into the trap of “eat whatever” because of the high amount of calories being burned during training, is a mistake reserved to many athletes. By incorporating more real whole foods, he was able to recover faster and train harder. An unintended side effect was cutting even more fat, trimming down from 14% body fat to under 10%. It was this revelation that sparked an interest into nutrition and sports.
Currently, he is helping others find the motivation within to reach their goals and dreams. Working from the inside out, Michael believes by eating a clean diet, a clean mindset will soon follow. This domino effect brings out the best in everyone and encourages others to expand their horizons.