This Guy Used the Gym to Put on 47 Pounds of Muscle and Find Happiness
“My mental health and confidence is about self-love,” says Devin Jourdun.
This Comedian Struggled With Panic Attacks. Stand-Up Actually Helped.
Vladimir Caamaño, of CBS’ Tommy, on therapy, Obi-Wan, and casinos.
A Dirt-Bike Injury Sidelined His Sports Career. Then He Found Boxing.
“Life will beat you to the ground if you don’t fight back.”
He Struggled With Addiction for Decades. Then the Gym Rebuilt His Mind and Body.
“I suddenly had answers to why I had struggled for most of my life.”

One Book Sparked This Guy’s Recovery From Porn and Sex Addiction
“When it comes to training the mind, you simply have to put in the work,” says Jeremy Lipkowitz.

Before ‘Insecure,’ Kendrick Sampson Battled His Own Severe Anxiety.
He tried fixing it with sex. Then he found therapy.

Lorenzo Lewis Is Helping Men of Color Talk About Mental Health—Through Their Barbers.
The Confess Project was born from his own struggles.

This Chef Lost 109 Pounds With a Super Basic Plan
“I knew there was a better version of me inside of me. I’d seen him. I’d lived as him,” says Ken Patrick.

This Guy Went From Star Linebacker to Homeless. Now He’s Helping Others. 
“I used all that I’d gone through to start putting my new purpose to work,” says Derrick Malone, Jr.

This Guy Spent 20 Years Battling Addiction. Now Fitness Is Helping Him Stay Sober.
Aaron Barnes hit rock bottom before building a foundation of recovery.

This Guy Wouldn’t Take His Shirt Off at the Beach. Now He’s a Fitness Coach.
“All my stress and insecurities were let out during my workout.”

This Guy’s Past Was Filled With Drugs and Violence. Then He Found the Gym. 
“The gym is where the light turned on, so the gym is where I stayed,” says Duante’ Moore.

This Guy Struggled With Mental Health. Then He Wrote a TV Show About It. 
How a battle with depression led to an episode of S.W.A.T. about police suicide.

This Saxophonist Found Success After Overcoming Feelings of Loneliness
Riley Richards almost gave up his music career. Then he hit #1 on Billboard.

This Guy Survived Childhood Trauma, Got Fit, and Is Giving Back to Kids in Need
“I want to help kids get through their trauma like I did: by exercising.”

This Guy Nearly Died After a Motorcycle Accident. Now He Deadlifts 405 Pounds.
“I refused to accept this brokenness.”

This Guy Went From Flat Broke to Making Close to a Million a Year
“I found myself with no clients, no money, and no direction.”

This Guy Couldn’t Get a Job. So He Got Jacked, Switched Fields, and Found Success.
Once a Ph.D. struggling to find work, now a ripped librarian: meet ‘The Li-bro-rian.’

How This Guy Turned a Dead-End Job into a Grammy-Worthy Music Career
StarRo used to work as a tech-industry consultant. Then he found SoundCloud.

This Guy’s First Step to Combating Anxiety Was Stepping Into a Gym
Then he gained 14 pounds of muscle and reinvented his entire life.

This Guy Used a Steve Jobs Quote to Inspire His 30-Pound Muscle Gain
“Fitness didn’t just change my life, it saved it really.”

Bodybuilding and Therapy Helped This Guy Drop 50 Pounds
“What kept me motivated was that I had completely severed my ties to my past life.”