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ABOUT ZAK

My journey began in the heart of New Jersey, then to the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. With an unwavering commitment to your success, I stand before you as a testament to the indomitable spirit of a Marine Corps Infantryman aka "Grunt" turned fitness & lifestyle coach committed to helping men & women reshape their lives and conquer their health and wellness goals.

 

At just 16 years old, when the world witnessed the devastating 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, a fire ignited within me. In that moment, I knew I had to stand up and pursue the fight for our country. Despite the allure of an established and highly profitable family business in the custom steel fabrication industry, I turned away from comfort to defend American freedom.

Trying to convince my parents to sign the paperwork for military service at 17, I was quickly shot down. My parents threw the recruiter out of our house and they believed that was the end of it, but this is just the beginning of a riveting story that will inspire and empower you to unleash your true potential.

 

Against all odds, I made a resolute and life-changing decision. At 18, on my birthday, I shocked my parents by revealing my true mission. While they believed I was enrolling in college, I secretly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with a chosen path in Infantry. Boot camp at the infamous Parris Island became my crucible, where I emerged with the highest Physical Fitness Test Score out of a staggering 300+ recruits.

Two combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq plunged me into the depths of war, exposing me to unimaginable mental and physical adversities. Yet, it was within the crucible of those toughest days that I learned the most profound life lessons—lessons that continue to shape my approach today.

But my story doesn't end there. Achieving a perfect 300 score on the Physical Fitness Test was not just a personal triumph—it was a testament to my unwavering commitment to excellence. No other person, out of an entire company of battle-hardened Marines, accomplished this feat alongside me.

As a life-long student of Martial Arts, I hold a Black Belt in Combat Karate, a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and extensive training in Western Boxing, Mantis Kung Fu, and the Marine Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). These disciplines have instilled in me the values of persistence and dedication that I bring to every aspect of my life.

Beyond the realm of fitness, my passion for personal growth led me to author multiple full-length novels and a transformation self-help book. I believe that true transformation encompasses the mind, body, and spirit, and my work reflects this holistic approach.

In addition to my expertise in fitness and personal development, I am also the creator of a revolutionary home and outdoor fitness weight called BodyBall. This patented innovation offers endless versatility and has gained significant recognition in today's fitness market. 

My credentials include numerous certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine aka NASM, and include: Certified Personal Trainer, Weight-Loss Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, MMA Conditioning Specialist, just to name a few. All backed by a Degree in Physical Education. 

Born and raised in New Jersey, my journey eventually led me to the breathtaking shores of the Big Island of Hawaii, where I have called home for the past nine years.

 

Surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature, I draw inspiration from the island's energy to help my clients achieve remarkable results in all aspects of their lives.

When you choose me as your guide, you gain a mentor who embodies the relentless pursuit of excellence, armed with a deep understanding of physical and mental disciplines.

 

Together, we will transcend your limitations and unlock your full potential so you will level the f*** up in every aspect of your life.

Your transformation awaits...Ready to take the first step?

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