In this series of episodes, Mike explains how his passion for fitness got started as a young adult. He talks about the small events that happened in his life that seemed to give him direction, something that his life had been missing up to this point. Even when faced with a bad situation, life seems to have a way of working itself out as long as you are willing to work through it. Mike was taught the importance of a dollar after his life got off the tracks that were laid out for him. Mike found that when he was paying for college, classes became that much more important to him and he had a newfound drive to succeed in life. What was seemingly a bad situation taught Mike this valuable lesson that he could take with him for the rest of his life. After getting more stable on his feet financially, he received a call from his friend Tommy that sparked the interest in physical fitness that he still carries today.