John Beneduce – Martial Artist, Professional Athlete and Coach
John’s transformation started in 1998 when he was tipping the scales at over 265 pounds and barely fitting into a pair of Size 42 jeans. When he went off to college, he decided to take responsibility for his health and made a commitment to lose weight. After 14 hard months of weight lifting, intense workouts, martial arts and cleaning up his diet, he had lost almost 100 pounds.
That’s where most people’s stories end, but this was just the beginning of an epic journey for John. He began competing in martial arts and only 4 years after starting on his journey, became a professional mixed martial arts fighter. It is easy to lose weight, but much harder to have the will power and determination to keep it off for good. John understands these struggles from personal experience.
Manny Flores – Martial Artist, Professional Athlete and Coach
Manny is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Matt Serra. Manny completed a perfect amateur career going undefeated and winning the Ring Of Combat amateur title. Manny currently competes as a professional MMA fighter and is quickly rising through the ranks. Manny is more exceptional in his balance of fighting as a professional, working a full time job, and being a full time father to THREE children. Manny is the ultimate example of a bad ass who balances work, training and family life.