The Massenomics’ journey, boy, if we had to start here, my business partner, his name is Tanner. He’s the one that Massenomics exists. You can say he’s the one that created Massenomics.
If we go back far enough, we were all lifting at a commercial gym in town together, few of us guys come to known each other because we would all lift at the same time. There’s not a ton of people in the area that were interested in powerlifting and lifting heavier weights and doing it with proper form and programming and things like that.
You start hanging out with the guys and you get a feel for what everyone else has for training, you respect that, and you’re there for spotting them and all that. One day, Tanner says, “I created a YouTube channel.” I’m like, “Hey, good for you, man.” I didn’t know him that well at the time. He’s like, “Yeah, here it is,” and he shows me a screenshot.
All I see is like S and no marks, or something. I couldn’t read it. I’m like, “God, I don’t get it.” He’s like, “Oh, sorry, sorry. It’s cropped.” He’s zooms that out. Massenomics. I’m like, “Hey, dude, that’s really cool.” Massenomics. That name has a instant ring to it.
I told him, I said, “I’m a graphic designer. I can make you a logo.” He was, “Oh, that’d be awesome. Yeah, let’s do it.” I make him a logo, which is the Massenomics logo today. I sent it over. He’s like, “Dude, that is amazing. That’s so cool.”
Then I said, “We could put that on T-shirts.” He’s like, “Really?” I said, “Yeah, so here’s a printer here, we’ll get it on some T-shirts.” That was where it started right away. It was this website where we did…
We didn’t know we were doing like blog posts and articles. We had like a T-shirt you could buy. Then from there, it turned into, “Hey,” Tanner says, “I just bought 2,000 pounds a weight, I got to find a place to go.”
He found this little room in a basement. I think the first Massenomics gym was about 20 by 20. It was basically the size of a bedroom.
There was five members. We started lifting and getting into strength sports. With that came, we were doing powerlifting meets, we started doing Strongman. We also started competing like Highland Games. There is a Highland Games competition held in Aberdeen every year.
It snowballed from there. We got excited about things, we started doing it. Massenomics gave us the opportunity to reach out and talk to other people. That is the condensed version of the history and how we got going with everything.