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AFTER A PROMISING CAREER IN HOCKEY CAME TO AN ABRUPT END, DANIEL YOST NOW ON HIS WAY TO SETTING A 2,100-POUND TOTAL

“I was hit from behind and severely damaged my left knee and ankle,” Daniel said. “I partially damaged every ligament in my knee and had a Grade 3 sprain of my Achilles tendon. There I was being told that I have to wear this air cast for months and do months on months of physical therapy. At such a young age, I felt like my dream was gone. All I had wanted until that point was to play hockey.”

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RUSSELL HAYES BEAT ADDICTIONS TO DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER AND MOTIVATE OTHERS TO BECOME THE BEST THEY CAN BE

“We’ve all done things in our past that we aren’t proud of,” he said. “I certainly have a past like that. From 19-years-old to about 21, I was plummeting down the wrong path. I dove into drugs, alcohol and everything in between. I fought depression due to my grandfather passing years earlier, and battled addictions to cough syrup medication as well as marijuana.”

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PurposeAPEMAN STRONG
Gracie Davis

“Being a recovering addict, I was constantly searching for something outside of myself to fill the void, anything to get away from myself,” Davis said. “I found powerlifting...

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