Michael Egnew grew up in Plainview, TX where he was one of nine children. His parents are Richard and Ersa Egnew. Michael is married to his beautiful wife, Allie, and they have two beautiful children, Alexa (3) and Blakely (1). They currently reside in Columbia, Missouri where Michael works in the recruiting department for the University of Missouri football program. 

Michael started his career in sports when he attended Plainview High School and was a standout tight end for the Plainview Bulldogs high school football team. He was also a member of the Bulldogs basketball and track and field teams, and placed first in the state track championships in the long jump. Egnew attended the University of Missouri, where he played for coach Gary Pinkel's Missouri Tigers football team from 2008-2011. He was a finalist for the John Mackey Award in 2010. Following his junior season in 2010, Egnew was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. As a senior in 2011 he was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year. Michael also served as a team captain for the Tigers his senior year.  Regarded as one of the best tight ends in the 2012 NFL Draft, Egnew was selected in the third round (78th pick overall) by the Miami Dolphins. He was the third tight end chosen in the 2012 draft.

In Michael’s spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, wood working, and playing with his two girls and nieces and nephews. 
Michael finds his passion for fitness through motivating others and using the mind as the greatest tool for success. He hopes to share his motivational personality with others in hopes to see people use their minds to train their bodies to be the best athlete they can be.