Hi, my name is John Lively. I was raised in Spartanburg and grew up working out at the Spartanburg Athletic Club. I graduated from Spartanburg Day School and studied Business Administration at the Citadel in Charleston. I served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 2007-2013. I have always had a growing interest and passion for fitness and the physical development of the human body along with helping others in any way I can. My interest and enthusiasm has always been growing, but it peaked in June of 2011 when I received my first bodybuilding trophy in the Carolina Supernaturals. I’m ready to educate and help people all around me and answer their questions. We are all equals in the gym and we all have to start somewhere!