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With 15 years of martial arts and personal training experience, Garnett Strother brings a unique and refreshing approach to these two distinct yet intertwined disciplines that are rarely seen on either platform. Holding a Black belt in Sho-ku-jitsu Ryu Karate under 10th degree Shidoshi Nathan Ingram in 2007. Garnett is also proficient in boxing and Muay Thai and has studied under Kru Brandon Levi and Ajarn Phil Nurse and has been competing in the full contact and muay thai circuit since 2008. His personal training education was fine tuned under the watchful eye of 1986 Mister America and veteran celebrity trainer Rich Barretta since 2009. We talk:  

  • Why having Mentors is crucial if you wanna excel in a particular area in life 
  • Why being completely honest with where you’re really at key - to moving forward in anything 
  • Progress as motivation, seeing even the small changes as celebrations 
  • Being uncomfortable as a main element of transformation (and expecting that as part of the process) 
  • Through discomfort there is strength 
  • Garnett being very sick when he grew up, and how physical activity and martial arts was a saving grace for him 
  • Jackie Chan movies as inspiration for martial arts 
  • Garnett's daughter and how she taught him to step up in life 
  • Leaving college, and making his own rules
  • His very successful Personal Training business and how we grew it ​​

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