Michael DeCorte was born and raised in Northwestern Ontario. He moved to Toronto when he was 20—dead-set on being a club kid star in the big city nightlife. After a rise to notoriety, and subsequent fall, Michael began a battle between addictions and recovery. He triumphed in his recovery in 2001 and transformed into a yoga and fitness fanatic, which led him to the top of his game as an industry leader. Michael created his athletic fitness brand Jock Yoga, and quickly became a media fitness expert and published health writer. Upon turning 40, Michael recognized his true passion was to share his story and help others, and he began to write a memoir of his lessons. Michael continues to live and write in Toronto and hopes that his story can inspire others to overcome their obstacles and follow their dreams.