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King County, Seattle, Washington
|Alma mater||Texas Tech University|
Robert Marting was born in King County, Seattle, Washington, The son of a Navy pilot, Marting spent time as a child in Thousand Oaks, California before growing up in Colleyville, Texas, a small town in suburban Fort Worth. He first picked up a weight in grade school for various sports and martial arts. In the early days growing up in rural Texas, first utilizing the power of fitness in sport- a passion for the field soon developed. Marting credits fitness for teaching him about patience, commitment and introspection describing it as a "Powerful catalyst for improvement in ourselves and anyone we come in contact with".
An alumnus of Texas Tech University, Marting earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences. Upon graduating in 1996, he started the Personal Training service PrecisionFit in Dallas, Texas. A savvy student of bio-mechanics and physiology, he became a stickler of perfect form and technique with his clientele and often challenged the growing personal training profession for not holding the same standard.
From his time at Texas Tech, Marting had set a goal of getting in good enough shape to make the cover of a major fitness magazine. Moving to Los Angeles in 2002, he achieved that goal appearing on multiple magazine covers including Men's Fitness and Bill Phillips Muscle Media. Wanting to communicate the countless physical and psychological benefits of correct resistance training techniques to a larger audience than just his personal training clientele, he began filming segments that would later become Great Form Equals Great Results. The first volume was completed and distributed worldwide in 2003, with the more advanced volumes 2 and 3 completed in 2007 to form the box-set.
As part the United States Department of Health and Human Services extensive effort to address adult and childhood obesity, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality invited Marting as a panelist for the development of an interactive DVD to help clinicians, families and children combat the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Marting’s work has been published for continuing medical education CME credits and various physician-targeted journals including Patient Care, Consultant and Internal Medicine News. He considers it an honor to be a part of the nation’s preventative measures against the obesity epidemic stating "Fitness, namely resistance training is finally earning much-deserved credibility and is now being mentioned in the medical community as a must-do for our long-term health and quality of life". Robert Marting is currently involved in many projects to promote health and wellness including childhood obesity programming, e-books and virtual personal training modules- utilizing the power of fitness to be the best we can be.