Michael Hofmann was born and raised in East Germany, one full revolution around the world from the tiny little island in the pacific where we live today. Growing up with a very active and healthy family, Michaels father, who was a High school PE teacher, urged him to exercise daily, to ensure that he would be the best athlete he could be. At the young age of 5, Michael got into the sport of boxing and branched out to other types of martial arts.
Becoming a daily habit and ritual for him, Michael would feel lost if he did not have the chance to workout and train on a daily basis. Living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit was a way of life and something that Michael was very dedicated to.
After many years of boxing and karate training, Michael combined his championship punches with his powerful kicks to master the art of Kickboxing. Michael went on to become the German National Boxing Champion and earn the European kickboxing championship title, 3 times in a row, undefeated. Michael became very well known throughout Germany as an excellent and skilled fighter on many levels.
Michael's fighting career spanned over 175 official fights and soon after retiring from active competition, Michael started getting more involved with body building and weight lifting, becoming a licensed personal trainer in 1986 and passing on his knowledge of boxing and martial arts as an instructor to many aspiring martial artists. With the help of his wife, Sharla, Michael was also able to put some muscle on and build a well sculpted body.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Sharla and watching a good action movie or two. Michael also enjoys flying his airplane and jumping out of it as well (skydiving). Michael enjoys scuba diving and is a certified dive master.
Michael says "I want to stay healthy and fit for the rest of my life. Muscle has no age, so there is no excuse not to workout, even when I'm 95 year's old, I will be in the gym for the next 45 years!"
To Michael, Get Fit means Stay fit. "You feel better automatically, you sleep better, you have more energy and your work goes by much faster! Everyone needs to exercise and I'm here to make it fun and exciting for you! Even if you don't understand my accent, you can see that I am enthusiastic about getting fit, and hopefully you do too!"
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