Eating whole foods can have a significant impact on one’s life for several reasons:

Nutrient Density: Whole foods are rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, in their natural form. Consuming a diet rich in whole foods ensures that your body receives the nutrients it needs to support overall health and well-being, including proper immune function, energy production, and disease prevention.

Improved Digestion: Whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, contain dietary fiber that supports healthy digestion and regulates bowel movements. Fiber also helps maintain a healthy gut microbiome, which is essential for nutrient absorption, immune function, and mental health.

Stable Blood Sugar Levels: Whole foods are typically lower in added sugars and refined carbohydrates compared to processed foods. Eating whole foods can help stabilize blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and sugar cravings. Consuming a balanced diet of whole foods can also provide sustained energy throughout the day, preventing energy crashes and mood swings.

Weight Management: Whole foods are often lower in calories and higher in fiber compared to processed foods, making them more filling and satisfying. Incorporating whole foods into your diet can help you feel fuller for longer periods, reducing the likelihood of overeating and supporting weight management efforts. Additionally, whole foods provide essential nutrients that support metabolism and muscle maintenance during weight loss.

Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease: Numerous studies have linked a diet rich in whole foods to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders. Whole foods are packed with phytochemicals and bioactive compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases over time.

In summary, eating whole foods can positively impact one’s life by providing essential nutrients, supporting digestion and blood sugar regulation, aiding in weight management, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Incorporating a variety of whole foods into your diet can lead to improved overall health and well-being.

Discover loyalty-boosting strategies from Miguel Aguilar, President and CEO of Self Made Training Facility, tailored for your personal training business. Drive engagement, reward commitment, and build community with these 7 expert ideas.

  1. Loyalty Punch Card: Create a loyalty punch card system where clients receive a punch for each session attended. After accumulating a certain number of punches, they can redeem them for a free session or a discount on their next package.
  2. Referral Rewards: Encourage existing clients to refer friends and family by offering them rewards, such as a free session or discounted sessions, for each successful referral. This not only rewards loyal clients but also helps you attract new clients through word-of-mouth marketing.
  3. Progress Milestone Rewards: Set up a reward system based on client progress milestones, such as reaching a certain fitness goal or attending a certain number of sessions. Offer incentives like exclusive merchandise, customized workout plans, or complimentary sessions to celebrate their achievements.
  4. Monthly Challenges: Host monthly fitness challenges for your clients, such as a plank challenge, a weight-loss challenge, or a muscle-building challenge. Offer prizes or discounts to clients who participate and achieve certain benchmarks, motivating them to stay engaged and committed to their fitness journey.
  5. VIP Membership Program: Create a VIP membership tier for clients who commit to long-term training packages or higher-priced services. VIP members could receive perks such as priority scheduling, access to exclusive training sessions or workshops, and special discounts on additional services.
  6. Quarterly Client Appreciation Events: Host quarterly client appreciation events, such as group workouts, nutrition seminars, or social gatherings. These events provide an opportunity for clients to connect with each other and with you outside of training sessions, fostering a sense of community and loyalty.
  7. Social Media Challenges and Giveaways: Engage your clients on social media by hosting challenges, contests, or giveaways with prizes such as free sessions, merchandise, or gift cards. Encourage clients to share their progress, achievements, and experiences with your training program, helping to build brand awareness and loyalty online.

These ideas can help you create a customer loyalty program that not only rewards your clients for their commitment but also fosters a sense of community and engagement within your training facility. Feel free to customize these ideas to fit the preferences and needs of your clientele/Athletes

SMTF 3.0 UPDATE — Walls are DOWN, and we are building the greatest facility in the I.E. from the ground UP! 🔥

Personal trainers, clients, and VIP Access Pass holders, this is THE destination facility to be at for your fitness journey. Join the fam 💪🏼

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Self Made Training Facility: Temecula Valley 3.0 UPDATE 🚨⤵️

Demo has officially started, and we are beyond excited to share the progress as the weeks go by and what our team is going to bring to you guys, our Temecula Valley community and surrounding communities! If you are a personal trainer, or looking to become a client to one of our incredible trainers or even a VIP Access Pass holder— we have a place for you here in the Self Made Family 🏆

Follow up to stay up to date on the progress of our Temecula Valley: Headquarters facility, you won’t want to miss this 👀🔥

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Director of Franchise Sales
(818) 434-8811

In a compelling episode of the Strict Vision Athletics podcast on November 17th, 2023, Miguel, the President of Self Made Training Facility, opened up about his challenging background and the remarkable success story behind the establishment of Self Made Training Facility.

The podcast delved into Miguel’s personal struggles and the resilience that fueled his journey to where he is today. Listeners

gained insights into the passion and dedication that led to the creation of Self Made Training Facility, a testament to Miguel’s determination to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness.

For those eager to hear Miguel’s story and learn about the philosophy that drives Self Made Training Facility, the podcast episode can be found here.

Miguel’s Instagram, where he shares updates about Self Made Training Facility and his personal journey, can be found here. Additionally, for those interested in exploring the training programs and services offered by Self Made Training Facility, the official website can be accessed here.

Hey everyone, my name is Miguel Angel Aguilar and I am excited to introduce myself to you. I am a husband to my beautiful wife Priscilla and a father to two amazing daughters, Jadyn and Rylee Aguilar.

Growing up, my childhood was not easy. I grew up in an abusive household where I experienced physical and mental abuse from my mother and father. At the age of 12, I was abandoned by my mother, and in search of a family, I joined a neighborhood gang. At the age of 16, my father was incarcerated with a 22-year sentence, which forced me to become homeless.

However, God had a plan for me, and I found wrestling. Wrestling gave me the opportunity to learn skills that one can only know by competing against all odds. It made me into the man that I am today. I barely graduated high school and joined the workforce, where I eventually met my mentor.

My mentor told me to get my real estate license, and I didn’t procrastinate. I became a young entrepreneur, hustling and taking no excuses, and only succeeding. Fast forward to today, I am the owner of a national company called Self Made Training Facility. What started in 2014 in a garage has now grown to nationwide recognition.

I have faced many challenges and obstacles along the way, including addiction, but I have never given up. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far, but I know that I am just getting started. Stay tuned, because there is so much more to come!


Are you an entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives?

Look no further than Self Made Training Facility, the national franchise that helps both entrepreneurs and consumers in the health and fitness space. We are currently recruiting franchise owners who are passionate about helping others achieve their goals and building successful businesses.

As a franchise owner with Self Made Training Facility, you will have access to our proven business model, comprehensive training, ongoing support, and a network of like-minded individuals. You will be able to make a real impact in your community by providing top-quality fitness and entrepreneurship services that help people achieve their dreams.

Not only is Self Made Training Facility a lucrative franchise opportunity, but it is also a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of others. By helping people get fit and achieve their health goals, you will be promoting wellness and improving the quality of life for individuals and families in your community. And by providing entrepreneurship training and support, you will be helping people realize their dreams of owning their own businesses and achieving financial independence.

Join us in our mission to empower and uplift individuals and communities through health and entrepreneurship. Become a franchise owner with Self Made Training Facility and start making a difference today. Contact us for more information and to learn how you can join our team.
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Attention Personal Trainers and Coaches! Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Do you want to be a part of a community of elite trainers who are dedicated to changing the game in the fitness industry? Look no further than Self Made Training Facility headquarters in Temecula Valley and the surrounding areas.

Our 20,000 sq ft private training facility provides top-of-the-line equipment and amenities for you and your clients to train in. We also offer in-house content creation and online business mentorship with our training app, providing a platform for you to reach clients outside of the gym. With retail exposure and hundreds of leads, we ensure that you have the resources and support to take your business to the next level.

As a national brand, we offer national marketing campaigns and exposure for our trainers and coaches. We also provide weekly entrepreneurship training, giving you the tools and resources to grow your business and reach your full potential. And with a rate of return on investment of 95-97% or more, you can rest assured that your investment in your career will pay off.

With only 15 slots left, we are currently recruiting for 60 trainers and coaches to join our team. Our current staff of 45 is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our clients, and we are looking for like-minded individuals who are passionate about health and fitness and committed to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to join the Self Made Training Facility team. Lock in your spot before we take on a waiting list. Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a part of our community of elite trainers and coaches @selfmadetrainingfacility link in bio.


Sean Shannon Presents Botox & Booty Party at Self Made Training Facility in Temecula

Sean Shannon, personal trainer at Self Made Training Facility in Temecula, California, is presenting a “Botox & Booty” party on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm. The event is being co-presented by Fit Train SMS and The Social Place Co and will feature a range of vendors offering services like Botox injections, chiropractic care, nutrition advice, and more.

Neomed Aesthetics will be providing Botox injections at a discounted rate of just $9 per unit. SoCal Spine and Joint will offer chiropractic adjustments to help attendees feel their best. Boards and Baskets will provide a selection of charcuterie boards, Uptown Nutrition will offer protein donuts, and Vita Therapy Katie will offer IV vitamin therapy. Additionally, there will be a raffle with prizes for attendees to win.

The event aims to provide a supportive environment for women to explore their options and learn about the latest trends in health and beauty. Sean Shannon, who has helped many clients achieve their fitness goals, hopes to encourage attendees to take control of their bodies and make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. Those interested in attending can DM @fit_train_sms to RSVP.

We asked the experts how to ease the effects of sitting at a desk all day.

Chances are, as you’re reading this, you’re hunched over your phone or slouched at your desk. And it hurts. You’re in desperate need of some exercises for low back pain.

Your lower back is one of the most important parts of your body’s kinetic chain. “It’s where everything in the body connects,” says Jeff Brannigan, program director at Stretch*d, which offers in-studio and online classes. When this area of the body becomes tight, injured, or weak, it can wreak havoc in every other area of the body.

The vertebrae in your lower back—a.k.a. the lumbar spine—are the largest and bear the most weight, which means there are many possible ways to wind up with lower back pain. Simply sitting for long periods of time is one of the biggest culprits. “Most often, back pain results with no known cause,” says Jordan Seda, DPT, OCS, a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Stroma. “For example, imagine sitting at a desk and feeling a spasm in your back an hour into your workday. Prolonged periods of inactivity do not treat the body well.”

Of course, there are plenty of ways to wind up with a lower back injury that don’t involve sitting. “Lower back pain or weakness can stem from a multitude of reasons depending on your field of work,” says Miguel Aguilar, founder of Self Made Training. “Working a hard-labor job consisting of picking up or pulling heavy objects, crouching and bending over, or repeating the same movement repeatedly can cause lower back pain.” 

Caring for your lumbar spine and finding lower back pain relief is all about having the right balance of exercise and stretching. “Each segment of your body needs to have a certain amount of flexibility and a certain amount of stability,” says Jenna Crivelli, DPT, a physical therapist at Stroma.

It needs to be able to support you as you bend over to pickup your toddler and keep you steady when you have to stand for an hour when you can’t find a seat on the train. “Health is about balance, and so the spine is also about balance,” Crivelli says. Figuring out how to relieve lower back pain, therefore, requires a mix of movement, stretching, and strength training.

First, you want to stay mobile. “Our bodies were made to move,” says Seda. “Movement allows for circulation of fluids that keep our tissues healthy and prepared for having to perform more strenuous physical tasks.” When we sit at a desk all day without taking walk breaks, it’s “terrible” for the body, adds Brannigan.

Finally, it’s important to make sure you’re also doing strength-building exercises one to two times a week to keep your back muscles strong, says Aguilar. “Surrounding our spines are core muscles that keep our spine stable,” he says. “It’s important to balance stretching with strength-building exercises to help lengthen muscle tissues and increase flexibility to be able to perform muscle-building exercises pain-free, and with greater range of motion to make the exercise more effective.” Free workout apps and YouTube workouts are a great place to start.

The most important thing you can do to fix lower back pain is to have a consistent routine filled with the best back exercises. (Some good workout songs won’t hurt either.) Here are 17 lower back exercises designed to keep you flexible, strong, and pain-free.

The Pelvic Clock

“I love this exercise, as it can be used as a way to warm up to other exercises,” says Mody of this move to help strengthen the lower back. “It is subtle but effective at awakening your abdominals and improving stability of the lumbo-pelvic junction.”

Pelvic clock
Courtesy of Stroma Physical Therapy
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet shoulder-width apart. Imagine that there is a clock face resting on your abdomen with a marble in the center of the clock.
  • Slowly draw in your stomach muscles toward your spine and tilt your pelvis back, flattening your back onto the mat. Imagine the marble rolling toward 12 o’clock.
  • Next, tilt your pelvis forward, rolling onto your tailbone. Imagine the marble rolling toward 6 o’clock. The stomach muscles will relax and your back should arch off the mat slightly.
  • Next, drop your left hip bone down toward the mat. Your right hip bone will lift toward the ceiling as you imagine the marble rolling toward 3 o’clock.
  • Finally, drop your right hip bone down toward the mat as you imagine the marble rolling toward 9 o’clock.
  • Repeat five times clockwise and five times counterclockwise.

Bird Dog

“This is one of the most researched low back exercises, as it works on the stabilization of the low back (lumbar multifidi) while keeping the abdominals (transversus abdominis) contracted,” says Mody. The key: making sure your abdominals stay engaged and activated throughout the movement.


When I first disrupted the industry it was something positive that brought value to personal trainers to truly create the careers they dreamed of. It can also be a negative when disrupting the industry as it’s very easy to falsify the success of entrepreneurs through “get quick rich” schemes.

Self Made ’59 Impala – SEMA 2019 Spotlight #MTSEMA19

Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Passenger Side Front View

Every year, the PPG booth features some of the industry’s top builds and this year’s SEMA convention was no different. One of the crowd favorites was this 1959 Impala convertible owned by Miguel Aguilar. Miguel, who is the owner and CEO of Self Made Training Facilities and Self Made Real Estate, is by no means a stranger to lowriding. His latest project would include a collaboration with Junior’s Custom Upholstery, Pacific Stereo and Herman of Engrave It, just to name a few. It was Pete’s work of Hot Dog Kustoms that kept the SEMA attendees gazing for hours. The vibrant pearl white paint along with the dazzling patterns and flake, found on the dash and trunk, is the visible reason why this car was chosen to represent the PPG brand.

Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Interior

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Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Patterned Dash
Self Made 59 Impala Convertible SLFMD Family Plaque


Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Steering Wheel


Self Made 59 Impala Convertible Trunk Lid Patterns
Miguel Aguilar Reveals How He Became Self-Made

(MENAFN– GetNews)

What does the phrase ‘Self Made mean to you?

For some, they’re just pretty words… but for Miguel Aguilar, It’s a lifestyle.

Miguel grew up in the rough neighborhoods of Riverside California surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence around every corner you turned and life at home was anything but perfect. From the earliest age he could remember life was hard, and he didn’t have a parental structure in place. Dad wasn’t around much and mom was a pathological liar who eventually abandoned Miguel with his father by age 12. Fast forward to 16 years old in High School his father went to prison and he was kicked out of the house by his step mom.

Miguel was living in his car and bouncing from couch to couch just to survive and avoid being thrown back in the system. He hustled every single day to earn his keep and was just barley able to graduate High School. Moving forward he took on all kinds of jobs and thanks to his hustle mentality he was able to begin living a normal life while working real estate and things were starting to look up for him.

But after the crash in ’08 Miguel like many others, had to file for bankruptcy and find a new way to support himself. By 2012 he came to the wild idea of solving a problem that many trainers in the fitness industry are faced with – lack of facilities to use with their clients. He began training people out of his garage and once he started to really envision what it could become, he decided to use every penny he’s ever saved in order to open a training facility…Self Made. He ended up selling his cars and anything he could get his hands on just to scrape up the additional money he needed to purchase the workout machines and décor. After grinding in the facility for months, he was able to make back all the money he spent, but rather than wasting it he reinvested into opening other locations. The moment he realized he had something great on his hands he began franchising Self Made to others, and the rest was history.

By the end of 2019 there will be 3 more Self Made Facilities opening across the U.S bringing him to 20 locations and it doesn’t stop there. Miguel plans to open hundreds of facilities in every state and is constantly on the hunt for new opportunities. From being abandoned, homeless and left to rely on himself, Miguel is now the CEO of a wildly successful training facility racking in well over 7 figures and is the true definition of a Self Made Man.

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Miguel Aguilar, the Self Made CEO of Self Made Training Facility – the Unreal Zero to Zenith Story

Temecula, CA – August 20, 2019 – Self Made Training Facility is a gym with a difference and the company’s CEO, Miguel Aguilar had a very humble and unlikely beginning. Today, with over 17 locations across the width and breadth of the US, Self Made Training Facility is carving a niche for itself with the incredible entrepreneurial skills of its founder Miguel Aguilar. Miguel Aguilar’s astonishing rise to success is an inspiring story, and the gym is redefining personal fitness training and its franchises.

Making things happen despite the odds is a skill few possess – Miguel Aguilar has what it takes. He had all odds stacked against him. At just ten years old, he had a mother who is a drug addict. And then, his father was sentenced to prison for 22 years when he was 16. Consequently, he wound up homeless and living out of his car. He had to battle it out on the streets to survive – he raised himself on the mean streets. Miguel Aguilar was trying to figure out how to make somebody out of himself. There was no smooth sailing – he was roughed up by drug addiction, bankruptcy, and other bog downs before building his business from the ground up. Miguel Aguilar is SELFMADE, and today, he has a robust multi-million dollar fitness franchise, he runs with his beautiful wife Autumn Aguilar, the Self Made Training Facility.

With all their heuristic skills and self-motivation, falling and getting back up again, Miguel Aguilar and Autumn Aguilar worked to build one of the most exciting personal training franchises in the country. Their ingenuity created a phenomenon in the fitness industry with Miguel’s revolutionary concept. The deal was not to charge members a monthly membership fee as traditional gyms do. Instead, the couple managed to understand that perhaps there was an opportunity to cater exclusively to personal trainers. And, they realized that it’s something feasible and now they operate by merely charging those personal trainers a flat monthly fee. This way, they are facilitated to manage their training business out of, build their own business, earn over 6-figures doing so, and keep every dollar they earned in profit margin.

Miguel Aguilar was an overweight kid who had life hammering him hard. But, he stuck it out passionately and turned out phenomenal as a self-made, multi-million dollar fitness entrepreneur. Self Made Training Facility is the fruit of Miguel Aguilar’s resilience, hard work, passion, learning, dedication, and mostly his high-degree of self-respect.

About Self Made Training Facility

They are a facility with no membership fees, where over 100s certified personal trainers work with their clients to get results. With them, customers experience one-on-one coaching, top-notch machines, and the motivation needed to exceed their client’s goals. All tools required to be a champion is available with them. Whether training for powerlifting event in Certified USPA Training Center or looking to lose a few extra pounds, Self Made Training Facility is the best sets up for success.

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Company Name: Self Made Training Facility
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Address:42265 Winchester Rd
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Country: United States

Miguel Aguilar is the CEO of a training facility known as Self Made. Miguel strives to make people believe they can become the best version of yourself. From homeless at 16, living in his car, being addicted to drugs & alcohol, to the owner of a unique personal training facility. In this episode, Miguel shows what it means to lead by example and overcome your demons.


Timestamped Show Notes:

[2:20] Childhood Struggles

[5:22] Constantly Trying To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection

[9:27] Using Health And Fitness As A Form Of Self Love

[11:49] Homeless, Abandoned And Alone At The Age Of 16

[18:15] Faking Death At Age 10

[21:15] Reconnecting With Father

[25:41] The Power Of Facing Your Own Demons

[29:35] Process Of Evolution With Positive Influence

[34:02] Coming Into The World Of Real Estate

[39:05] Becoming His Own Man Without The Negative Influence Of Family

[44:02] Structure Of Self-Made Training Facility

[48:33]  Getting Involved With Self-Made



  1. You can use health and fitness as a way to love yourself.
  2. Life is a lot more fruitful knowing who you are.
  3. It’s so easy for people to become a product of their environment.
  4. You can’t blame anyone but yourself.
  5. With every blessing also comes different level problems that you need to level up from.


America, land of the free, home of the brave. Our great country is known around the world as the land of opportunity, where a person with grit, determination, and gusto can make a comfortable life for themselves through hard work and determination. Nothing quite says “I’ve arrived” as a classy custom car, and that is part of the reason why many Americans still pour their hard-earned dollars into tricking out vehicles near and dear to their heart.

Miguel Aguilar, a native son of SoCal, has worked hard his whole life. His many achievements include taking 1st place in the NPC Excalibur bodybuilding contest, starting his own real estate firm, and being a husband and father to two young daughters. The man is the epitome of self made, and to celebrate his success he commissioned a 1959 Chevy Impala convertible that definitely lets people know that Miguel has indeed arrived in style.

Introduced in 1957 as a 1958 model, the Chevy Impala immediately found sales success as Chevy’s top-end automobile. It came with all the fins, chrome, bells, and whistles you’d expect from a late 50s Chevrolet. Yet just one year after its introduction, the Impala was dramatically restyled as part of GM’s economizing its lineup.

Miguel saw fit not to mess too much with perfect, leaving the body and styling of this 1959 Impala intact, except he opted for a set of custom Intro wheels to round out the stance. The Impala was restored by Ultimate Hydraulics, who also added airbags to all four corners to allow the Impala to skate along the streets just inches off the ground.

That isn’t the only suspension upgrade the self-made Impala got; a 9-inch Ford rear end replaces the stock setup, as well as four-wheel disc brakes. But the real heart of this beast is under the hood, where a LS2 V8 engine replaces one of seven different V8 engine setups the ‘59 Impala came with. With 385 horsepower on tap, the LS2 V8 is worlds away a superior engine, offering this big old Chevy plenty of power to motivate it down the road.

There is no supercharger, nitrous, or hidden turbo system here; while powerful, this LS2 engine seems perfectly content with cruising duties. Perhaps that is why Miguel opted to keep the interior looking stock, though it has been updated with newer seats and of course a classy audio system. Our favorite feature though is the custom Dakota Digital dashboard that keeps the outline of the original gauges, but replaces them with something thoroughly 21st century.

All too often, we come across cars that are either half-baked, as though the builders gave up at some point or overdone to the point where less becomes more. Miguel’s 1959 Impala however, is a refreshing look at the right details that make for a great cruiser and  adding a few modern amenities that do nothing to detract from the classic look and feel of a chromed-out masterpiece of automotive design. Job well done Miguel, we can’t wait to see what’s next!