// ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey there, it's Michael Kory. I'm a 31-year-old fitness lover and YouTuber from Joplin, Missouri, but I now call Tulsa, Oklahoma home. Growing up, I was a regular kid who enjoyed playing sports and video games. However, when I tried playing high school basketball, I quickly realized I was too skinny and small to make the team.
That's when I discovered lifting weights and immediately fell in love with the fitness lifestyle. I enjoyed helping others achieve their fitness goals and knew that's what I wanted to do for a living. In 2010, I started my own fitness YouTube channel before heading off to college.
While experimenting with quick and easy recipes that fit my fitness diet, I realized that I could make foods that were previously off-limits taste great. I thought others might be interested in my recipe creations, so I started filming and uploading them to my channel. Over the years, my channel has grown, and I became known as one of the first people to post high-protein fitness recipes online, helping thousands of people enjoy their diets again.
In 2013, I released my first cookbook at just 21 years old, which sold thousands of copies worldwide. I then went on to open a gym called Obtain Strength in 2016, and I still own and operate it today. I documented the entire process of opening the gym on my YouTube channel, and it has been incredible to watch it grow over the years. I even have plans to open a second location in the future.
When I'm not filming, editing, or working at the gym, you can usually find me hanging out with my dogs, trying new restaurants, or binge-watching Breaking Bad. Thanks for reading a little bit about me, and I hope to inspire you to achieve your fitness goals!