Hayden Skaggs enlisted into the Army his senior year of high school. Having been overweight his whole life, Hayden left training in the best shape he had ever been in. But that all changed when he went to college. He found the emotional release provided by music, and used that to channel heartbreak, releasing his debut album in summer of 2014. He stopped going to classes, didn't work out, didn't eat well, and became anti-social. Over the course of two years, he had reached 287 lbs. (at 38% body fat), gained no friends, found himself at the same dead-end job, and was on the verge of being kicked out of the army. In September of 2015, he decided enough was enough, got back into fitness, fixed his eating habits, and began to educate himself once more.
To date, Hayden has lost 90 lbs. and 24% body fat and is still improving. In September of 2016, he began working as a personal trainer. He now owns a fitness company, Ancient Strength, based on culture and social self-improvement. One of his greatest passions lies in helping others realize their potential, as he learned to realize his own. Hayden is also a stage/film actor, a published author, and a motivational speaker; having made appearances on several podcasts about self-improvement.
Ancient Strength is a fitness and nutrition philosophy based off of history and nature. It is not bodybuilding, powerlifting, or anything like that. What have people had at their disposal for thousands of years? Natural foods and their own bodies. Once in a while, we’ll lift something big off the ground. In real life, this is never an evenly weighted barbell. So why should you train with one?