Michael Lee is the owner of Ripped Runner Fitness. Michael has one of the most incredible transformation stories in the fitness industry.



In August 2010, Michael weighed 232 pounds, had a 40-inch waist, was pre-diabetic, suffered from the ill-effects of asthma and a torn knee ligament. He was also terribly out of shape, out of energy and at an unhappy time in his life. mlee pre trans sept 2010

He found the motivation to begin to run and eat healthier. He used his knowledge and experience as a Army Vet to go back to the basics of cardio, strength training and nutrition. Ten months later, in May 2011, Mike weighed 185 lbs, dropping over 40 pounds!  Mike also joined a gym, Life Time Fitness, for the first time in his life and began to build a muscular physique.

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Image on the Left- September 2010, Image on the right – Now, 2014

Michael Lee Body Transformation

Michael Lee – Body Transformation – YouTube Video

By losing fat and gaining muscle, Mike totally transformed not only his body, but his entire life. He was no longer pre-diabetic and more energetic and fitter than his Army days. Mike began to run in 5K’s, 10K’s and even a 1/2 Marathon.


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In 2013, Mike entered his first Men’s Physique/Bodybuilding Competition.  He won 1st place in 3 different categories (Men’s Physique Novice Overall, Men’s Physique Open Overall and Best Transformation Award). Mike went on to compete in several other shows throughout 2013 and 2014 and is now a 6x Physique/Bodybuilding Champion.


Mike chronicled his body transformation and recently released it as a easy-to-follow eBook and workout program, Five Fit Rules For Men.  He also released a free workout eBook, G.Y.M – Grow Your Muscles.


Mike continues to be an influential, up-and-coming figure in the fitness industry.  Between being a brand ambassador, sports model, speaker and a blogger, Mike seeks to have a positive impact upon his thousands of followers and supporters through social media and everyday life. He is poised to be one of the top fitness figures in the coming years.


Stats Michael Lee
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195
DOB: February 25th
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Current Residence: Denver, CO

Competition History


IFBB North Americans
3rd Place – Master’s Physique 35 – Class C
9th Place -Open Physique – Class C

NPC Colorado State Show
1st Place – Master’s Physique 35-42
1st Place -Master’s Physique Overall

NPC Axis Labs Northern Colorado
1st Place – Men’s Physique Open Overall
1st Place – Men’s Master’s Physique Overall
1st Place – Men’s Master’s Bodybuilding Overall

NPC Colorado Nutrition Company Denver Open
1st Place – Men’s Physique Open Overall
1st Place – Men’s Physique Novice Overall
1st Place – Grit & Courage (Best Body Transformation Award).

NPC Axis Labs Northern Colorado
4th Place – Men’s Physique Open, Class C

NPC Steel City Championship
1st Place – Men’s Physique Open Overall

NPC Team Universe
15th Place – Men’s Physique Open, Class C

NPC Armbrust Pro Gym Warrior Classic
4th Place – Men’s Physique Open, Class C


Winner – Week 79 http://physiqueoftheweek.com/michael-lee-interview/

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Social Media Links
Here are the links to Mike’s Social Media Profiles:
Website/Blog: RippedRunner.com
Facebook(Fan Page): facebook.com/MichaelLeePhysique
Facebook(Personal Page): facebook.com/michaeldl3
Instagram: instagram.com/MikeLeeFitLife
YouTube: youtube.com/RippedRunnerTV
Twitter: Twitter.com/MikeLeeFitLife
Pinterest: pinterest.com/rippedrunner/
Bodybuilding.com (Bodyspace): MikeRippedRun
Tumblr: rippedrunner.tumblr.com/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/michael-lee/30/b3a/334



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