My name is Finn Connors, and the journey to where I stand now as an online fitness coach has been a long and tough road, marked by personal battles and hard-fought victories.

Growing up in a tightly-knit family, my life was shaped early on by tragedy and strict parenting, which, while well-intentioned, left me unprepared for the freedom and temptations I would encounter later in life.When I got to college, I indulged in that freedom to the extreme. I partied hard, and I fell into some serious drug habits. It was fun until it wasn't.

Things got out of control pretty quickly, and by my senior year, I was deep in the throes of addiction, selling drugs just to support my own use.

The culmination of those years was an overdose that should have been a wake-up call, but it took me a bit longer to really hear the alarm.After college, with my world upended by my drug use and the pandemic, I found myself at a crossroads.

My parents gave me an ultimatum to get my act together, and I tried to make a go of it in the world of financial advising. It didn't stick. I was still battling addiction, and the high-pressure, commission-based roles didn't suit me as I was still reeling from my recent experiences and struggling with self-confidence.

I hit rock bottom when I was nearly broke, which finally gave me the push I needed to quit drugs for good. I took the first job I could land, which happened to be as a personal trainer. I threw myself into the work, spending every waking hour in the gym, training clients from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. This wasn't sustainable, but it was necessary at the time.

As grueling as it was, this period was a crucial step in my recovery. It taught me discipline, the value of hard work, and the importance of taking care of my body. I began to see the gym as more than just a place to work—it was a place where I could rebuild myself.

Eventually, I reached a point where I needed to balance my life better. That's when I turned to online coaching. It gave me the opportunity to connect with people on a broader scale and help them achieve their fitness goals, all while giving me the flexibility to manage my own time and well-being.

Today, I use my experiences—both negative and positive—to inform my coaching. I'm not just about helping people get fit; I'm about helping them transform their lives because I know firsthand how intertwined physical health is with mental and emotional well-being.

My approach is direct and practical. I've lived through the struggles many of my clients face, and I've come out the other side.On my website, I don't just offer training programs; I offer a partnership in change. I'm in this because I believe in the power of fitness to not just change bodies, but to change lives, just like it changed mine.