The Power of Passion and Perseverance | How Steve Kamb Built Nerd Fitness and His Dream Life

Nerd Fitness is a website and community built by nerd-turned-entrepreneuer, Steve Kamb. In today’s episode, Steve talks with Chalene about how he got the idea for Nerd Fitness and he also recounts some of the mistakes he made along the way. Despite those setbacks, Steve’s story highlights the power that your passion can have in communicating to a specific audience. Remember, somebody is out there who would love to know what you have to say! Take a listen to this episode to hear how one person built their dream life.

SteveKambMeet Steve

Hi. My name is Steve.

I’m the rebel leader here at Nerd Fitness. I help desk jockeys, nerds, and average Joes level up their lives.

Oh, and sometimes I travel around the world on my Epic Quest of Awesome.

Maybe you’re here because you’re overweight and frustrated because you haven’t found success quite yet. Maybe you’re here because your doctor told you that you’re in danger of some serious health issues if you don’t make changes. Maybe you’re here because you just had a kid, and the reality that you being unhealthy could make THEIR lives more difficult just hit you like a ton of bricks.

Maybe you just want to wake up, look in the mirror, and feel better about yourself.

Whatever reason you have for being here, thank you.

My goal is to inspire the Hell out of you to make positive changes and live a better life. I want to educate you on how to work out properly, cook a decent meal, and consistently improve your health and well being.

The tagline for this site is “Level up your life, every single day.” If I do my job right, you’ll wake up every day a little healthier than you were yesterday – eat a little better, get a little stronger, run a little faster, and feel a little better about yourself.

As we’ve learned from Optimus Prime, small changes can eventually add up to huge results.

I want to share with you a few stories from people like you, normal men and women, young and old, often with families and children, and full-time desk jobs. These are people that found a way to get in incredible shape while still doing all of the things they love. These people followed the lessons learned from Nerd Fitness to level up their lives with pretty drastic results.

I’m showing you these stories because I want you to know that you’re not alone. Everybody tries to get in shape and fails many times before finally breaking through. If you are willing to work hard, educate yourself, and stay consistent, you can achieve results that lasts for the rest of your life.

I started exercising back in high school without really knowing what I was doing. Through high school and college, I made every training mistake known to man and got zero results.

It wasn’t until I graduated college and learned the right way to train that I started to see positive changes.

So, I figured if I needed six years of mistakes to find success, there had to be thousands of others who were struggling to see positive change as well, whether it was weight loss or muscle gain. On top of that, if I had been intimidated by gyms, a complete newbie in the kitchen, and completely overwhelmed by too much conflicting and confusing information, there had to be others who were paralyzed by these same thoughts….and I wanted to help.

I’m a nerd, I like fitness…so why not combine the two and turn life into one giant video game?

And thus, in the fall of 2009, was born!

The overarching theme of Nerd Fitness is to “level up your life, every single day.” Focus on getting stronger, getting faster, having fun, and eating right…and your appearance will start to change as a result of that.

I am NOT a fitness expert. Although I obtained a basic personal training certification from AAAI a few years back, and have dedicated the past decade of my life to this stuff, I run this site not from the perspective of a fitness expert with every degree known to man, but as normal guy down in the trenches with you – a nerd who sits at a computer all day long, loves to play video games, and really enjoys staying active while pushing myself to be in the best shape I can be.

If you want to lose weight, I can get you there. If you want to build muscle and mass, I can get you there. If you just want to feel better about yourself when you wake up in the morning, I can get you there.

Here are some of my favorite success stories and more:

Saint’s Success Story: 60 Pounds Overweight to 6 Pack Abs

Meet Staci: Your New Powerlifting Superhero

10 Months, 128lbs Lost. The Best Transformation I’ve Ever Seen.

Tony’s Success Story: 4 Months, 46 Pounds Lost

6-Week Success Stories

You are capable of great things If you’re interested in learning how you can start living better today, why not take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes?




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