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October of 2009 I stepped off the stage in St. Louis after competing in what I expected to be my final body building competition. It had been a great few years of competing but I had just turned 35 and I thought it was time to move on. After all, things were changing so fast in my life with three children growing and them keeping our lives in constant change.

Fast forward to 2014, when I got this question from my little girl while we were eating one night. Out of the blue she asks, “Daddy, will you compete again for me? I never got to see you compete”. I had given up competing but I had stayed faithful to my training. As I looked down at her, how could I say no? I told her I would, but only if we did it as a team. I was now faced with trying to dig up diet and nutrition information from 5 years ago. I had always been my own nutrition coach and was always stage-ready when the time came. But this time was different. I wanted to be the best I’ve ever been, to reach a new level. I wanted to win for the little 10 year old girl that I couldn’t resist saying no to.

I decided to hire a nutrition coach. I had done great with my own diets, but I wanted to have the expertise this time of someone that would get me to that next level. I found Steve Weingarten online and made an appointment to meet with him. I honestly did not know what I was about to get myself into. I am a natural bodybuilder and have used this as a platform to teach my children about drugs, but I honestly was concerned. If I hire a coach will he respect my ways or will he put me on some crazy diet and supplement program that I would not be comfortable with After my first meeting with Steve, my worries went away. He was so respectful to my wishes and made me feel comfortable as we talked about our plan of attack. Steve lined out a very clear and precise meal plan. He left no guesswork; it was laid out so clearly, what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, etc...

As the weeks and months went on Steve was always there to answer my questions, make adjustments, meet with me in person and calm my nerves if I thought I wasn’t on track. It honestly was the most livable competition diet I had ever been on. My wife agreed, she even told me that I was much easier to get along with during this prep. Each week my little girl would help me prepare and pack the meals Steve had lined out. She was a great help and I enjoyed it so much doing this with her and now the time had finally come. As I stepped on that stage I hit my poses with the most perfection I had ever done and that credit goes to Steve for all his help working with me on my poses. As that night ended I was left with one more thing to complete this journey and that was to present my little girl, two sons and wife with the trophies that we had won together. Thank you Steve, you made this journey a huge success and it would not have been possible without your expertise, knowledge and one-on-one attention! This journey’s not over either; I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mark Cecil

First Place Open
First Place Mr. Kentucky
First Place Masters 40+
First Place Mr. Kentucky Masters40+
NANBF Northeast/Southwest Classic
IFPA Pro Qualifier
Mr. & Mrs. Kentucky State Show