Today we’d like to introduce you to Moe Ghias.
Moe, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
In a small village in Pakistan, I was born on one rainy night in December 1994.
My mom tells me that I was born on the way to the hospital: I guess I couldn’t wait to get started!
Being born in the cold winter night, I got very sick as a child. My poor mom and dad spent a lot of time taking me to the hospitals.
As I started school, I always found school to be “useless.” All my cousins were smarter than me in 1st grade and that pretty much continued until 8th grade.
However, even as a kid, I was a better athlete than my cousins.
I was more dedicated and well respected among the sport teams of other villages. Even at the age of 13, I was very known in our area.
In 8th grade, my family moved from Pakistan to USA and my life changed forever.
None of us could speak English.
We were moving to a new society, new culture, new country, new school system and to a new language.
None of us even realized how big of a transition this was, at that time.
I remember I only knew two words of English because when the flight attendant at JFK airport asked “Do you need help?”
My parents looked at me and my older sisters to reply.
I was the only one who knew what “Need” and the word “Help” meant.
After translating those words in my head to Urdu (Pakistani language), I replied with one word:
He was eager to help us and that was a moment of pride for me. I knew I could make it here.
Next day, my aunt took me to the middle school and enrolled me into 8th grade.
First day of class in US, and I was already feeling more committed to school and my grades. I worked hard.
Hard work was my only weapon.
I was not the smartest, neither did I have a good educational background to compete with the US education standards.
But I could outwork everybody in the class.
For example, In 9th grade, Geometry class – I walked into that class – not even knowing what a “graph” is – and I finished that class with an A.
Those habits at a young age are still with me – 12 years later.
Senior year of High School, I re-took my ACT 5 times to qualify for the university of my dreams. I knew what I wanted and was persistent and willing to work hard to get it.
Fortunately, I got into the Science program that I wanted to get into with scholarship.
My parents have never been to college and neither has anyone in my family – so, I had to be very self-reliant and work like hell.
At Kettering University, I struggled in the first semester because the education standard was so much higher than even what I was used to in High School.
To make things even more challenging, I added Software Engineering as a concentration to my already existing Computation Biology major and Pre-Med minor.
I wanted to be a Medical Doctor – a Cardiologist to be exact.
My life’s mission, even at 17, was to Eradicate Heart Disease.
That was the reason I decided to go into medicine and become a cardiologist.
So, I started working at a Level 1 Trauma Center Hospital at age 17.
I saw patients that had Gun Shot Wounds stab wounds and saw a lot of people die in the emergency room.
I took notes, and there were nights that I went home very happy that I get to a part of that team that saves lives.
On some nights, however, I went home with teary eyes because I saw something very unfortunate.
Working a job and going through a lot of academic stress, I neglected my health for the first two years in college.
In 2014, as a Sophomore in college, I knew I gained a lot of Fat and I was determined to lose it.
However, all the generic techniques people tell you to do: i.e. – drop all your carbs, drop all sugars, quit drinking soda, etc.
None of them were working for me.
Out of desperation, I started my own Soccer team.
As an RA on campus, it was pretty easy to do.
That didn’t last very long, however.
Game 3 – July 2014 – I tore my ACL while trying to play defense.
I asked God “Why Me?” – I am trying to do everything right.
I was deeply saddened as that impacted my academics as well.
However, since I was already working at the hospital along with orthopedic surgeons, I felt very comfortable getting a surgery with a surgeon that was a good friend and very good at what he did.
After my surgery, I was prescribed Physical Therapy.
Six months of PT made me fall in love with Strength Training and that was the beginning of Moe Ghias – The Daddy of Fat Loss.
Three years later, I graduate college, stopped working at the hospital and competed in my first men’s physique competition in Michigan.
For this competition, you have to be extremely lean with abs and show your physique on stage while competing against other competitors.
The best physique takes home an award and I was the one that took home the trophy!
The day after I won, people started asking me for Fat loss advice and that’s when I started thinking about fitness coaching as my career.
At this point, I had been in healthcare for six years and fitness for 4.
I had learned that the answer to eradicating heart disease did not lie in Healthcare, and neither did it lie in fitness.
However, Heart disease continues to be the #1 cause of death in America.
I had a change of heart – I knew if I became a cardiologist, I won’t be able to impact the world on a level that I want to impact it at.
I will be limited to just my clinic in my little city.
So, I put my Cardiologist dream in the closet for the moment and pursued Fitness coaching and Healthcare consulting as my careers.
Now, I get to do consulting for some of the biggest Hospitals in the country, as well as change lives through my fitness coaching service – Training with the Titans. In healthcare, I have directly overseen multi-million dollar projects and directly increased software optimization of 500+ hospitals.
Whereas, in fitness, I am a USA Powerlifting medalist as well as Natural Bodybuilding medalist.
I have also had the honor to train alongside celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Grillo, and Kellen Lutz.
Currently, I coach Neurosurgeons, entrepreneurs running 7-figure companies, Engineers, Real Estate agents and Corporate Executives on how to lose fat and get the bodies of their dream with my simple four pillar system called USAC.
My goal is to combine my fitness coaching experience with healthcare consulting to build a Heart Research institute where I can combine the both worlds together to solve and eradicate the #1 cause of death in America. That is my life’s mission and I am very hopeful that I will be able to help be a catalyst in that path.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road certainly has not been smooth. My business made Zero dollars for the first seven months. I moved from Midwest to California to be around the best – and faced a lot of loneliness. I trusted the wrong mentors. Even my family discouraged me many many times to shut down my fitness coaching business and my social media brand – in Pakistani culture, it is preferred to stay low key.
Please tell us about Training with the Titans.
Training with the Titans is an online fitness coaching platform for busy male professionals.
If you don’t have the time to go see a Trainer at the gym or found that to be not very helpful – TWTT is your solution.
80% of fat loss is determined by your nutrition and the local personal trainers spend 0% of the time you pay them on nutrition.
They want to help you master Bench Press, but not what goes in the kitchen.
In Training with the Titans, I am able to offer so much more with my online service and truly educate the clients on what foods to eat and what to avoid along with teaching them the importance of proper movement and design customized workouts for them.
My clients can be anywhere in the world and still receive workouts as well as step by step nutrition guidance from me.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I would trust less people and follow my intuition more.
- Website: bit.ly/coachingbymoe
- Phone: 586-804-6812
- Email: BarsAndBrainz@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moeghias
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoeGhias1/
My clients – Neeraj, Luis, Zach.