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Meet Greg Plitt

Meet Greg Plitt

Greg Plitt - Fitness Icon

Gregg Plitt was a fitness icon who made a name for himself in the fitness industry. He was a fitness model and actor who was well known for making motivational videos for fitness enthusiasts. He was an inspiration to many fitness enthusiasts. Unfortunately, Gregg Plitt died early at the age of 37 in a train accident.

About Gregg Plitt

Gregg Plitt born as George Gregory Plitt, Jr. was born in Baltimore in Maryland on the 3rd of November 1977. Plitt’s father was a real estate agent while his mother was an interior designer. When Plitt was in the sixth grade, his father brought a home gym. This led to him being interested in fitness. His interest increased when he saw the changes in his sister after she joined the Naval Academy.

Later on, Plitt joined the United States Military Academy. Subsequently, he worked in the US Army as a Ranger for 5 years. He became a certified fitness trainer and worked in Los Angeles. He won the MET-Rx Athlete of the year award in 2012. He made a name for himself when he was featured by the fitness portal 

Plitt designed a workout program that he called MFT28. The program became famous earning him a celebrity status. He was then featured on the covers of many top magazines including Maxim and Men’s Health. His popularity can be seen by the fact that he had more than 10,000 subscribers who improved their fitness thanks to him.


Apart from being a fitness trainer, Plitt was also a model. He did ads for many popular products like Old Spice Body Wash, Gold Gym, and MTV. He gave interviews for magazines and was featured on their covers. He was on the cover of some fitness magazine or the other for every month for five consecutive years. He played himself in many TV shows. He also worked as an actor. Some of the movies/shows where he played a role include:

  • Mystery Millionaire.
  • Terminator Salvation.
  • Workout.
  • Days of our Lives.
  • Designed to Sell.
  • The Good Shepherd.
  • Identity. 

He was well-known for his motivational videos. These videos inspired people to be fit and they followed his videos to improve their fitness. He was also a motivational speaker who would participate in speaking engagements. His videos also inspired other fitness trainers who learnt from him and got into the industry. He truly was an icon for the fitness industry.

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Gregg Plitt’s death was a shock to the fitness industry and to his thousands of fans. His death occurred on the 17th of January 2015. The incident took place in Burbank when he was hit by a locomotive train while he was busy being filmed for a video. He was running on the train tracks when he was hit. It is believed that he was trying to race the train for a video shoot when he was hit. He died instantly. 

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