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(Physique) Constructing His Greatest Life

“Something I begin in life, I dive deep. I do my finest, and I attempt to be the most effective in no matter I’m doing.”

Tiago Vieira Marques doesn’t do something carelessly. There aren’t any shortcuts for him, no straightforward method out—simply arduous work full steam forward.

“Rising up, I used to be the child who was at all times exterior, at all times bodily lively. I performed soccer from the time I used to be 4 to once I graduated. However after my final season once I was a highschool senior, there was an enormous gap in my life.”

All the time excited to strive one thing new, he took up weightlifting to fill in that house the place soccer had been. He discovered that he loved it, so when he arrived at Penn State Altoona, he continued to spend time within the health club weight coaching.

“I didn’t actually exit on the weekends or goof round in my free time. I used to be within the health club attempting to higher myself and develop my abilities. I discovered a real love and keenness for the game, and it’s simply been rising and getting stronger.”

Vieira Marques wished that very same enthusiasm for his future profession, however by his sophomore 12 months, he doubted that he belonged in nursing.

Thus started a collection of choices Vieira Marques is for certain will assist him obtain his finest life.


Vieira Marques says he was making honest progress weightlifting on his personal, however true to kind, he refused to accept mere adequacy. He knew he was able to extra—and he wished extra. The subsequent logical step for him was competitors. “I hadn’t competed in something since soccer, and I missed it. I wished to strive one thing new and put myself in some uncomfortable positions. I actually wished to problem myself.”

In 2020, he employed Derek Natcher, head coach and founding father of Loud Efficiency Coaching, as his on-line private bodybuilding coach. “He’s the one that actually modified my life with this sport. He’s my largest mentor.”

The pair labored collectively for six months, then Vieira Marques entered the Nationwide Physique Committee (NPC) Pennsylvania Muscle Present held in Might 2020 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. NPC is the biggest newbie bodybuilding group in america.

Vieira Marques competed within the Basic Physique True Novice and Novice divisions. He acquired optimistic suggestions that he was well-conditioned and well-defined however that, merely put, he wanted extra measurement.

Vieira Marques determined if that was what the judges wished, that’s what they’d get. Practically two years and greater than 45 kilos of muscle later, he’s nonetheless working with Natcher, getting ready for one more NPC competitors someday in 2023.

“It’s what I’ve been solely targeted on. I need to proceed to placed on much more measurement till I’m assured that at my subsequent present, I’ll completely crush it.”

His subsequent objective following that’s to earn a Professional Card. In america, the NPC can award Professional Playing cards to the winners of its finest competitions, akin to Nationals or The North American Championships. Having the cardboard would classify Vieira Marques as an expert bodybuilder and permit him to compete in skilled bodybuilding exhibits.

After which? To win an expert competitors, after all.


Prepping for a bodybuilding competitors, holding down a job, and going to high school full-time simply wasn’t sufficient for Vieira Marques. Additionally, in 2020, he earned certificates in private coaching and vitamin by means of the Nationwide Academy of Sports activities Medication.

Desperate to share his ardour for weight coaching and to assist others obtain their health objectives, he created Get After It Coaching, his personal on-line teaching. He now has 15 purchasers, together with one from Norway.

Every part is tailor-made to satisfy purchasers’ particular wants and ambitions, from a exercise routine to a weight loss program plan. Every week, purchasers fill out protocol and abstract types, file weight and cardio info, and supply images. Then, in particular person on-line periods, Vieira Marques critiques with the consumer and modifies the plan for the subsequent week. He makes himself obtainable to his purchasers to reply questions, tackle issues, and supply encouragement at any time by means of textual content, telephone, or electronic mail.

“Certainly, I’m doing what I got down to do for my purchasers. I do know I’m serving to change lives. Their wins are mine. After they’re completely satisfied, I’m simply as completely satisfied for them.”

Vieira Marques goes on to say that working together with his purchasers pushes him in accountability and accountability to them and himself. “It’s a job the place I’ve to speak the discuss and stroll the stroll. And I like that.”


There was another piece for Vieira Marques to place into place, and that was his educational route.

“I observed that I wasn’t connecting with nursing. I didn’t suppose I used to be going to be pleased with it as a profession.”

After some analysis, he determined to enroll in Penn State Altoona’s Kinesiology program. Vieira Marques feels assured that he’s in the best space of research and is genuinely having fun with his courses and labs. He’s within the Train Science choice with an emphasis in enterprise, which inserts completely with the shifts he was already making in his life—and what he sees for his future.

“Tiago has an unimaginable potential to focus throughout a number of disciplines,” states Frank Zaffino, teacher in kinesiology. “He continues to excel within the classroom and out. I’m excited to see the place he goes.”

Vieira Marques will graduate this December and is exploring going into medical gross sales. He additionally plans to interview with Loud Efficiency Coaching in hopes of being employed as a part of Natcher’s coaching workforce. “He’s seen the kind of individual I’m, the dedication and mentality and keenness I’ve towards this sport. He’s one of the vital notable coaches within the US. I’ve a lot extra to be taught from him. It might be an incredible alternative.”

It has undoubtedly been a whirlwind few years for Vieira Marques, however he has no regrets. He’s happy together with his selections, pleased with his hustle, and excited for what’s forward.

He encourages different college students to push by means of doubts or fears and consider in themselves.