When PG&E told Marc Garcia in 2007 he wasn’t needed because of the economic crash, he was suddenly out of a job.
Being well overweight after the layoff, he began his own quest to lose pounds. With a successful 100-pound weight loss, he learned what it took to be a positive trainer for other people.
His family had moved to Madera from San Jose when he was just 2 and he wanted to remain in the town where he had gone to school, married and had friends. So he decided to open his own business as a physical trainer.
Garcia is enrolled in college majoring in kinesiology while also running his business. He is married to Natalie, who works for Allbritton Plumbing. They have two daughters, Alexis, 8, and Julie, 5, who attend John Adams School...