I'm Martin Cowen and I have been passionate about fitness since I was 14. My parents joined a gym in the early 90's and I loved everything about it. I copied what I saw the big guys doing. Even without a plan, I knew I had found my passion. At the age of 19, I asked the head trainer at the gym, 'how do I look like you?' His advice was 'research and time'. That was when I began my bodybuilding journey and my interest in the science of kinesiology. I spent 12 years in the bodybuilding world getting as big as I could get and studying about how the body works. And then my life changed instantly.
In 2013 I was in a motorcycle accident that put me in a coma for 3 days, and in ICU for 9 days. I was diagnosed with a Traumatic Braun Injury. When I finally started to be aware of what was going on around me, I was devastated. After rehab and resting at my parent's house, I returned to Austin and my gym. That was a terrible day. I was only able to do a quarter of what I had been doing before the accident. My sister ran a boot camp in Dallas and suggested I try that method of fitness. I loved it as it allowed me to reset my bodies expectations and apply what I still knew about fitness.
My fitness journey began again as I worked to regain my balance and coordination. But this time, I was focused on overall fitness, and not on my size.
On February 15, 2015, I ran my first half marathon and I got it done in under two hours. It felt pretty awesome for a guy in a coma a year and a half before! If feel very blessed that I got to begin again. God saved me for a reason. I am passionate about healthy lifestyles and bringing that lifestyle to as many people as I can. Join me!