Marlon started working out at the age of 16, and although he says it was to gain strength for hockey, we’re pretty sure adolescence may have played a role.
There is no teacher like experience and Marlon soon discovered that no matter how bad he felt before a workout, he always felt much better after. Marlon began hanging around gyms to learn whatever he could from whomever he could. He watched videos, read and observed everything that he could related to fitness.
Marlon also began to pursue Martial Arts at the age of 19 and has continued ever since.
One of the benefits of his experience with Martial Arts was a new appreciation of the need for expert instruction. Marlon completed the Personal Fitness Training program at Mount Royal University in 2007 and went on to complete his Medical Exercise Specialist certification (American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals) in 2009.
Marlon first met John Eberley about 13 years ago. At that time Marlon was suffering from debilitating Cluster Headaches. They were extremely debilitating and at times the pain was so bad, he thought about taking his own life just so the pain would finally stop.
John and Marlon had many discussions around – what real heath was – and that health wasn’t just about physical fitness. When Marlon embraced these principles fully (which evolved into the 4 Elements of Human Health), he was able to eliminate the underlying conditions and those cluster headaches without the use of medication or surgery.
This amazed Marlon and what he thought would be a miracle became his reality instead. From this point on, Marlon became committed to sharing this incredible knowledge with others so they could feel the same freedom and sense of empowerment that he now enjoys.
Marlon’s Favourite Quote – “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman.