For those of you who have never met me, here’s some intel:
As a lifetime fitness and sports enthusiast, I pushed my own training to it’s absolute maximum by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 2001. Through rigorous daily PT (physical training) in the Marine Corps, I developed an innate ability to transform myself and others using not just physical but also mental techniques.
Upon returning home from serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I decided to stay in a physically active service career, and so began my 3 year stint at a large corporate gym followed by 6 years as an independent personal trainer with a private clientele including some of Hollywood’s elite.
In March 2013 I realized my dream of owning a first class fitness training facility – and “Hard Charger Training Center” in Thousand Oaks, CA was born. The unique training style I bring to my Thousand Oaks Boot Camp and Personal Training sessions focus on weight loss and muscular improvement using multi-planar training and unique cardiovascular techniques.
My dedication to family, community and my clients reflect the Marine Corps core values that I revere: Honor, Courage and Commitment. Here is the Marine Non-Commissioned Officer’s Creed that I have hanging in my office – which I think will give you good enough insight into my training and leading methodologies and most importantly – into who “Marine Miguel” is and why I built “Hard Charger Training Center”!
Marine Non-Commissioned Officer’s Creed:
“I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps, I am a Marine Non-Commissioned Officer.
I serve as part of the vital link between my commander (and all officers) and enlisted Marines. I will never forget who I am or what I represent.
I will challenge myself to the limit and be ever attentive to duty. I am now, more than ever, committed to excellence in all that I do, so that I can set the proper example for other Marines. I will demand of myself all the energy, knowledge and skills I possess, so that I can instill confidence in those I teach. I will constantly strive to perfect my own skills and to become a good leader.
Above all I will be truthful in all I say or do. My integrity shall be impeccable as my appearance. I will be honest with myself, with those under my charge and with my superiors.
I pledge to do my best to incorporate all the leadership traits into my character. For such is the heritage I have received from that long, illustrious line of professionals who have worn the bloodstripe so proudly before me.
I must give the very best I have for my Marines, my Corps and my Country for though today I instruct and supervise in peace, tomorrow, I may lead in war.”