Hi, I’m Michael Hewitt.
I used to be fat. I lost a lot of weight, got skinny, and built a lot of muscle. Now I teach people how to build bodies they can feel great in. Bodies they can be proud of.
If you simply want to feel better, look better, and live better, you’ve come to the right place. Being healthy isn’t about appearances-being healthy is about investing in the only body you will ever have.
Your body is your business card. It is an outward sign of an inward commitment. You can’t buy it (but you can buy the blueprint). You have to earn it.
MY (BRIEF) STORY
I grew up in a family of four. My parents got divorced. I ate my feelings and got fat. My brother was a soccer star, and I was a fat kid growing ever fatter with his nose stuck in a book.
Yes, like Beauty and The Beast‘s Belle, but fat, angsty, and wearing a fedora. I wasn’t unlike Manny from Modern Family.
I had horrendous acne and braces and was fat enough to be called “The Before Picture” by friends (the butt of some pretty funny jokes I was too angry to laugh about it-which makes it that much funnier). When I looked down, I couldn’t see my feet. Over the years, I had tried to drop weight. 10 pounds would disappear, only to reappear again as 15.
I had enough of that when I entered high school. I weighed as much as I do now (~190-195 lbs) standing only 5’8″. Being fat was over. It was time for a change.
IN PURSUIT OF CHANGE
Our freshman football team had about 22 people. Everyone played the whole practice. Afterwards, I’d get home and exercise more. I was maniacal in my pursuit of change.
In swim class, when others rested, I forced myself to swim.
I cut my lunches in half.
My clothes got loose, my body changed, and suddenly, I wasn’t so fat anymore. I abandoned the vertically striped button downs I exclusively wore to hide my body in favor of polos and t-shirts. With forty pounds gone from my marshmallow body, I began to build.
IF YOU BUILD IT…
I waffled about in the gym for the next six or seven years. I made progress in spite of myself, thanks to raging adolescent hormones and a lot of food. However, I still didn’t have the body I envisioned for myself.
I sought the best help I could find, and doubled-down on my self. If not now, then when? I thought. Slowly but surely, change came, physically, mentally, and personally.
With a changed body came a changed outlook on life. If I could eradicate two decades of peer and media induced self-loathing through force of will, what else could I accomplish?
I created Hewitt Fitness to help you weed through all of the mountains of information on the web.
I’ve dedicated myself to consistent improvement, and I’m sharing what I’ve learned with you.
I’ve learned a lot about losing weight, building muscle, and what it takes to make-and maintain-change over the past 12 years. It is my pleasure to share what I’ve learned.