SMALL TOWN, BIG DREAMS
Tony’s fitness journey began when he relocated from the West Coast to a small town in Missouri at 15 years of age. Being a typical restless teen in a sleepy little town, Tony focused his abundant energy to martial arts as an outlet and spent his days practicing karate, kickboxing and jujitsu. His relentless dedication to several different martial arts, alongside serious weight training, taught him discipline and strengthened his self-confidence.
“I regret my mistakes deeply, but I’m proud of becoming who I am today.”
After a bump in the road on his path to adulthood, 19-year old Tony experienced a pivotal event that would go on to shape the rest of his life.
Suddenly finding himself in a Pennsylvania boot camp, Tony spent countless hours working in the gym and studying stacks of books on everything from bio-mechanics to the Arnold Schwarzenegger encyclopedia, all the while fitting in his own training hours wherever he could. Pulling strength from his previous martial arts practice, coupled with the 6 months of intense labor and training, Tony develop a newfound sense of determination and focus that would later prove vital to him fulfilling his purpose in life.
Tony realized he had finally found his calling: to change people’s lives through health and fitness.
The same year, he also landed his first magazine cover Exercise for Men. Ten more international covers quickly followed, thus establishing him as what he had always aspired to become: a global fitness celebrity.
Fitness has helped bring me so much positive energy. I am extremely passionate about sharing this incredible feeling with others.
At 21 years old, Tony joined a dance group called the Suncoast Calendar Men, which inspired the famous movie Magic Mike and now Broadway Musical with Channing Tatum.
During his three years as a dancer, Tony achieved another feat – landing his first fitness magazine feature in Muscle and Fitness.Fueled by achieving one of his longtime goals and determined to build on his success, Tony became a certified personal trainer shortly after. His new profession led him to become one of the top trainers in Florida in just three months, which solidified his belief that he was truly made for a career in fitness.
At 26, Tony made the bold choice to pack his bags and move to Hollywood. Pursuing his dreams to become an international fitness model and celebrity trainer proved fruitful; within mere months, Tony had landed a six figure-modeling contract with the company Vyo-Tech.
It just takes one person to truly believe in you for you to truly believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, others will too. From professional athlete to first timer in the gym, everyone benefits from a coach.
At 34 years old, Tony embarked on yet another journey. Always pushing to achieve more and never shy for a challenge, he entered the brand new fitness model division in the WBFF, where he earned his Pro Muscle Model status after three years of competing.
professional personal trainer
Today, Tony’s main focus is to help others take their body to the next level.
Through his company Tony Morris Fitness, his extensive expertise and never-ending passion for changing lives has guided countless clients, including several A list celebrities,to achieve their fitness goals. Tony’s motto is that anyone with the right tools and enough dedication can succeed in transforming their body: whether they want to look like a fitness model, compete for pro status or lose a hundred pounds.
I don’t just do this because I’m good at it, I do it because I love it. I love being a positive influence in someone’s life. I love seeing the changes that people make not just with their body but even more so in the confidence they gain.