Joe Decker is recognized as "The World's Fittest Man" after breaking the Guinness World Records® 24-Hour Physical Fitness Challenge in 2000. As an ultra-endurance power athlete, renowned fitness trainer, motivational author and speaker, and syndicated fitness columnist, Joe inspires thousands of people to lose weight and get in shape.
He is a personal testament to overcoming fitness obstacles and leads by example. Overweight and out of shape at 27 years old, Joe transformed his body and life through his "Gut Check Fitness" method, known for its Millennium Workout and Caveman Workout programs.
In addition to breaking the world fitness record, Joe has completed many of the world's toughest endurance and strength events, including the 520-mile Raid Gauloises, the 152-mile Marathon des Sables, the Badwater 135, the Grand Slam of UltraRunning, the Tough Guy Challenge UK and numerous Strongman Competitions.
Joe is regularly involved in charity work and established a scholarship program from his winnings on The Weakest Link. He has also appeared on The Today Show, Discovery Health, The Early Show, The O'Reilly Factor, and Fox News and has been featured in many media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, Men's Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Men's Health and GQ.
After serving three years in the Army with the 10th Mountain Division, Joe graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science. He founded the hard core fitness company www.gutcheckfitness.com and teaches bootcamp-style workouts in San Diego, California with his wife, Nicole. Joe certifies trainers in the "Gut Check Fitness" method and continues to challenge himself and others to reach their best shape.