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RHP#042 - Jay Maryniak, No. 1 Fitness Trainer and Founder of JTM Fit

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RHP#042 - Jay Maryniak, No. 1 Fitness Trainer and Founder of JTM Fit

Jay Maryniak: Overcoming Addiction and Building a Stronger Life


Personal Trainer. Fitness Professional. Dog Dad. Instagram Influencer. Type 1 Diabetic. Wellness Authority. Animal Lover. Smiler. Genuine Top Bloke.

As humans, we often judge others based on their appearance, even though we know it is not the right thing to do.

This is something that Jay Maryniak, a personal trainer, fitness professional, and Instagram influencer, has experienced many times.

People often don't want to train with him because of how he looks, but there is much more to Jay than meets the eye.


Jay grew up in New York State with his brother and single mother. From a young age, he had low self-esteem and self-doubt issues, which led him to turn to drugs and alcohol.

By the age of 15, he was heavily addicted to cocaine, oxycontin, and acid, and he was suspended from school on numerous occasions. His addiction became so serious that he needed these drugs every single day of his life as a teenager.


Eventually, Jay's addiction became too much for his mother, and she kicked him out of the house. Two weeks before his last bad day, he went AWOL and was in a very bad state.

He was 'higher' and more addicted than ever. Miraculously, he had a moment of clarity when he was 20, and he realized he was a burden and liability. He checked himself into recovery, to begin his journey back, using the twelve-step program.


Jay turned his life around through various fitness activities, but he was soon dealt another blow when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

However, he did not let this setback stop him. Instead, he used it as a motivation to help others with diabetes and inspire them to live a healthy and active lifestyle.


Jay has become a fitness celebrity, amassing a huge following on Instagram, where he shares his daily workouts and exercises. He has also created various fitness programs, including the Functional Pump and the 6-Week Shred program. His workouts are science-based, designed to help people gain functional strength, build muscle, and shred body fat without wrecking their joints.


Jay is a genuine top bloke who is always smiling and spreading positivity wherever he goes. He believes in staying true to yourself and surrounding yourself with positive people who support your goals.

Despite his success, he remains humble and committed to helping others overcome their challenges and achieve their fitness goals.


In conclusion, Jay Maryniak's story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of fitness to transform lives. His journey is a testament to the fact that with hard work, dedication, and the right mindset, anyone can overcome their struggles and build a better life.

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