Hey there - I'm Mike Goncalves.
As a kid, I was so scrawny my mom took me to the doctor to get checked out thinking I must be sick. Turned out I wasn’t sick, just your scrawny average kid.
I don't come from an athletic family but instead a Portuguese family who loves to eat and drink. How I am not 300 pounds today remains a mystery to me. In any case, from 8 to 18 years old, I was told often that I wasn't smart or good enough to be successful.
It was during this time I discovered that regardless of how crappy I felt, how low my energy and confidence was, the one thing that always energized me and gave me the confidence to keep pursuing my goals was my commitment to health and fitness.
Focusing on my health and fitness and making that a priority changed my life.
I get up at 4:30am five times per week to exercise now when I was never a morning person.
I’ve ran and continue to run half marathons, marathons, and ultra-marathons.
I'm 41 years old and able to still maintain a six pack.
As an entrepreneur I’ve grown my business to where I am able to do the work I love 24/7.
This a result of me financially paying off over 100K of debt in 3 years making the same amount of money I had been making for the past 10 years (which wasn't much) but came as a result of the discipline, commitment, and focus I was able to create through exercise that transferred into other areas of my life (finances & business).
I don’t tell you this to brag, I tell you this to share with you the value of making health and fitness a priority.
It’s because of this impact that health and fitness has made in my life that I’ve committed myself to helping entrepreneurs like you to not only lose weight, get fit, and to feel your best, but to also realize your own self-worth, value, and full potential through health and exercise by continuing to grow, learn, get better, and feel better in order to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.
I look forward to the opportunity to serving you and helping you feel your absolute best.
See you in the academy.