In this episode, Jon and Marc had the pleasure of speaking with fellow fitness professional Ivan Cholakov.

Ivan is an immigrant from Bulgaria and has one hell of a story to share. He had an opportunity to come to the United States in 2012 and quickly realized the potential to follow his passions was far greater in the US than in communist Bulgaria.

While certified as a trainer and nutritionist, it took him a while to find his way. He worked various odd jobs over the years, displaying an incredible work ethic, while always keeping his love of fitness and helping others as the ultimate goal.

Tune in to hear Ivan’s incredible journey, why he thinks you should never feel “burn out” in your career, and a multitude of other gold nuggets he shares that any fit pro can learn from.

To learn more about Ivan please visit him on FB at, and on IG at