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Fitness CEO

Mar 23, 2022

Your host Bryce Henson interviews certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Michael Rodriguez. A former bodybuilder and the owner of the new Herndon Fit Body Boot Camp in Fresno CA. In 2014, he became debilitated by the West Nile Virus. Hear about his journey as he suffered through weeks of high fevers, seizures, tremors, and paralysis. Be inspired through his struggles with cognitive problems, memory devaluation, and sensory loss and how he never lost hope.

Tune in for a moving story through Michael's journey and walk away with gratitude and a newfound inspiration to keep moving forward.

  • 00:45 - Bryce introduces today’s guest certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. Michael Rodriguez former bodybuilder and owner of Herndon Fit Body Boot Camp in Fresno CA. 
  • 01:34 - Michael shares his back story from working in the medical device industry to contracting the West Nile virus from a mosquito and his journey through it. 
  • 20:40 - Hear about Michael's moment of bliss with Father Robert in the gym after leaving recovery.
  • 22:50 - Michael had to get back to work, hear about how he started his new job and the struggles he faced. 
  • 26:00 - Bryce asks Michael to walk us through his recovery and how he plotted his course.
  • 35:35 - Michael shares his aha moment where he couldn’t do his dream job.  Hear about how he made the shift and transitioned into personal training.
  • 38:10 - Hear about the only reason Michael was able to survive the West Nile.
  • 39:20 - Listen along as Bryce transitions into how Michael started his own FBBC.
  • 47:05 - Bryce asks Michael how he thinks his level of coaching has been a catalyst to his success.
  • 51:56 - Michael shares his zone of genius of caring and an emotional connection he has to people.
  • 54:05 - Bryce’s famous lightning round Q&A. Q: What is your passion? A: My purpose. Q: Last piece of parting wisdom? A: Have someone next to you that can do what you can’t and follow the plan.