Hi there! I’m Mike Marcinek the owner of NEPA Fit Club One of the first things that you saw when you clicked on in were the words “rebuild, redesign, and redefine” those 3 words aren’t just a simple headline; those 3 words are the foundation that not only the story of NEPA fit club but the story of my life are built upon.
Growing up, my relationship with food was an extremely unhealthy one. I struggled with controlling how much I ate and soon would find myself at over 200lbs at 13 years old. I not only carried a lot of physical weight, but there was a lot of mental baggage as well; I was embarrassed to hang out at the pool with my buddies in the summer, I was ashamed that I let myself get to that point and yes, at times, I even felt powerless; resigned to the fact that this was my life and I was going to stay that way.
It wasn’t until I started playing football in high school that things began to change. For the first time in my life, I was working out with a purpose and the more time I spent in the weight room, the stronger I became, and the more changes I started to see. I gained the confidence to start competing and placing in local powerlifting competitions. Soon, training and nutrition would become my passion; they had become the thing that I craved more than food!
This would lead me to college where I would earn my undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics along with a masters in sport nutrition and exercise science, as well as becoming a registered dietitian.
I started NEPA Fit Club in 2009 because I remembered how good it felt to finally be happy with the person that I saw in the mirror, to LIKE how my clothes looked on my body, and to not feel like a prisoner in my own skin anymore. I knew that there had to be more people in the local community who were longing to feel that way too.
The gym that originally started in a small 1,800 square ft facility with a handful of clients, has now grown into a 5,000 square foot facility and has become the catalyst for helping literally thousands of people make LASTING changes and redefine the person who they want to be, and I know that we can help you too.