Our Journey to Help Change 1 Million Lives – Millionaire Hoy


Yo! What’s up? I’m Millionaire Hoy. I’m an online fitness trainer, and if you’re
used to seeing my face it’s probably covered in sweat and we’re usually hopping around
the room doing crazy exercises. Now a lot of you all may not know, that springy,
hoppy, bouncy workout moves that we do actually started from me being in a hospital bed. Back in 2010, I was a graphic designer, freelance
writer, and also worked full-time in retail, so being overworked, having poor nutrition,
and getting very little sleep led me to have what felt like a stroke, but actually ended
up being ocular migraines, so due to that I was in the hospital for 3 and 1/2 days and
with that time of reflection, I decided that I wanted to start leading a healthier life. So I started my fitness journey right after
that – starting off by trying to do push-ups daily, then going from working out on an elliptical
for 10 minutes, to 30 minutes per day, and eventually finding my way to fitness DVDs
– and with my newfound love for fitness I decided that I wanted to bless other people
with that same feeling, so I became a personal trainer. Yo! So this is where everything started off at. We’re right here on the South Side of Chicago,
where I shot my very first workout video. We actually started doing our workouts as
sort of a happy accident. I was talking to some of the parents, actually
right across the street at Reavis Elementary School and a lot of them were looking for
solutions to get in shape, but they didn’t have time, they didn’t have money, and they
didn’t have babysitters – so we actually started doing free boot camps here, which we did for
2 years at another local park. Due to crazy weather, there were days when
we simply couldn’t shoot outdoors, so I actually started putting together workout videos so
that my boot campers could watch the workouts at home, when they couldn’t get to the workout,
so I immediately fell in love with doing workout videos – and from there, I said “You know
what? I can reach even more people doing workout
videos online” – and that’s what eventually led us to doing over 800 workouts here on
YouTube. I didn’t feel that money should be a barrier
for people getting in shape – and that’s nothing against people who do charge, but I just felt
personally my mission would be to help those who need help the most and so I dedicated
myself to doing that, but in order to do that I had to drop all of my clients at the time
and I had to cut-off our income completely. So in order to sustain ourselves, I ended
up getting a job in retail, which I grinded really really hard for an entire year – fighting
to produce one workout video per week under a really crazy schedule. At the time I wasn’t getting any views, I
didn’t have that much of a following, but every view that I got, every single minute
I knew was going towards making somebody’s life feel better and helping to push our mission
forward, so that kept me fueled and that kept me going, and I knew that if I continued with
this, then I’d eventually hit my goal of helping 1 million people get in the best shape of
their lives. So one day a fellow YouTuber, Marcus Jennings,
had a local boot camp here in Chicago that I invited my wife and my kids out to – I was
scheduled to work that day, but after having that beautiful experience and getting to spend
time with my family while doing what I loved to do, I sort of have a change of heart. So when it was time for me to go to work and
to send my family home on one bus, and for me to go in the opposite direction and go
to work, I just decided to call my boss and tell him that I’m never going to come to work
again. I had a little bit of money saved up – not
a whole lot, because I hadn’t anticipated quitting my job that day, but based off of
the money that I had saved, my ability to hustle, I could float myself to income tax
and with that money, I knew that I could commit myself to doing videos on YouTube for at least
a year bang or bus – and that’s exactly what I did, so I quit my job, I went home and spent
the rest of the day with my family, I woke up the next morning and I started writing
and filming the 30 Day Total Body Burnout, which ended up becoming the 60 Day, and then
the 90 Day Total Body Burnout. So I went from doing 1 video per week to doing
90 days straight of videos – and we just kept going from there. Aye, yo! This right here is the launching pad. When I decided to quit my job and to do YouTube
full-time. I convinced my wife to let me turn our front
room into a fitness studio, so that we’d have a stable place to shoot workout videos. Now prior to me quitting my job, we used to
film outdoors – and that’s mostly because our apartment had a huge bug problem. In fact, if you watch some of my older videos
and you might see little glitches or moving spots. I used to manually edit out the roaches frame
by frame, just to make sure that none appeared in the workout videos. You gotta understand that we shot all of these
videos in a very small, 3 bedroom apartment, while living in the projects on the South
Side of Chicago – a place that’s notorious for violence, and for gun violence in particular. I’ve literally had to dodge bullets while
recording videos… “You have everything on-screen, to push yourself
to the next level” [2 gunshots] “GET DOWN!!!” [5 gunshots] There have been so many stray bullets flying
in this neighborhood that there’s even a bullet hole in our street sign… but regardless
of all of the hardship that we’ve faced, we stuck to our mission, and used this “launching
pad” as a place to launch our family and our movement to a better place. Deciding to make that leap of faith and quit
my job was one of the toughest decisions that I’ve had to make, fortunately for me, I’ve
always had the support of my wife, my children have always been very supportive, and I know
that with that support and desire to push our mission forward, that it would be nothing
that could get in our way – and now we have over 13 full 30 day series that people can
do… and over 800 videos. So due to creating all of these 30 day challenges,
we actually started building a following of crazy people, who weren’t afraid to sweat,
kick some butt, and work out consistently for 30 days. Now I didn’t have the biggest following, but
I knew that I had enough to give back. So we started reaching out to up and coming
fitness channels – and started trying to bring the YouTube fitness community together. So we created this 2 hour-long comprehensive
video on how to start a YouTube fitness channel, we created Facebook groups for YouTube fitness
creators, so that we can share tips with each other, and we created the first ever YouTube
fitness collab channel called SweatStream. So things were looking up and up, we were
building a following, a lot of people were getting down with the movement, a lot of people
were earning their Fist Bumps and we actually ended up having the honor of winning YouTube
NextUp 2016, which was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my professional life. YouTube flew us out to YouTube Space LA for
5 days and taught us pretty much everything you’d hope to learn about building a YouTube
channel and bringing our mission to the world. I got to meet with other awesome creators,
got to meet some of the creators that I’ve been a hug fan of for many many years, and
I felt that YouTube was finally acknowledging all of the hard work and effort that we’ve
put in. I felt like we were really getting to the
top of the top, but things kept getting better, because soon after coming back from YouTube
NextUp, we actually hit 100,000 subscribers here on YouTube – which for me was a goal
that I’ve literally had dreams about time and time again. Now after all of the sacrifices that we’ve
made – to be able to make it to YouTube NextUp and now have a following that’s over 100,000
people who are doing our workouts consistently, my wife and I… my entire family… we felt
like we were on top of the world – like there’s nothing that could stop us.. and we were just
going to go further and further, but unfortunately, we didn’t know that our biggest low was right
around the corner – and that’s when my wife and I received a letter letting us know that
within 6 months, we’d either have to find a new place to stay or we’d be facing eviction. Now, when we first moved into this small 3
bedroom apartment, we were a family of 6, but that family of 6 became a family of 7
– and when our youngest daughter was to turn 2 years old in just 6 months, we’d be in violation
of our lease and we’d have to find a new place to live, or we’d be evicted when she turned
2 years old. After all that we’ve been through, the only
thing that could ever make me think about quitting our mission is if it came down between
choosing my passion over my family – and that was a dilemma that was playing out right before
our eyes, in real-time. Over the years we’ve been able to help lots
of people crush their goals and hit their milestones, but to be perfectly honest, YouTube
never paid much money – which isn’t too bad, because it’s never been about money for us,
it’s always been about our mission. We knew that every second of content that
we were providing to you all was helping you all push your goals and was valuable to you
all, so we decided to reach out to our audience and ask for support in helping to continue
our mission. Now due to their being lots of scams and stuff
on YouTube that’s going on in YouTube, a lot of people just put me in that box – and put
us in that box, of people who were trying to scam to get some money, but fortunately,
when I was feeling down and out – and at my lowest place possible, there were so many
of you all who reached back with positive comments, who helped us push through, who
supported us financially, and are the reason why we are still here today to continue our
mission. So thank you all to those who donated, thank
you all who are part of our Fist Bump Family – just knowing that you all were here and
supporting us was really something that helped us push through that period. So I sincerely thank you all for all of your
support. Because of your support, we’re now in the
process of moving out of here. If you’ve been following me for a long time,
you know that I’ve always had 3 main goals – 1. to live happy and healthy with my family,
and to be a great example 2. to help over 1 million people get in the best shape of
their lives and 3. to finally be able to move my family out of this bad situation and into
a new house. Because of you all, we’re now in the process
of doing step #3, so we’re going to leave everything here behind and we’re going to
start on a new journey and we welcome each and every one of you all to follow us on that
journey. I just want to let anyone who’s watching this
right now know that regardless of your situation, regardless of what you have, whether it’s
a fitness goal or a life goal, or whatever have you… work with what you have, build
from that, become stronger, and continue to push through – regardless of your goals, keep
on pushing and never give up. So thank you all so much from me, my family,
from the bottom of my heart. Let’s continue to push on this mission and
until the next time we come back and kick some butt, it’s your boy Mill Hoy, take care
and peace out.

99 thoughts on “Our Journey to Help Change 1 Million Lives – Millionaire Hoy

  1. this brought tears to my eyes . love to my heart and a lot of inspiration and encouragement. you are such a great guy. I love you

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us and being so vulnerable. Your family is beautiful and you inspire me everyday to get up and get healthy. Thank you!

  3. You're not just a fitness coach, you're a mentor, Hoy. Crushing my workout goals one after another is reflected in self-confidence, assiduity, a healthy humble attitude. Your commitment goes beyond the usual fitness approach, you lead a character-shaping institute 🙂 Thank you! And you, youtube fellows, you better support our boy @ Patreon!

  4. Hi MilHoy, hope you are reading this and also I hope everything's better now. Just want to say THANK YOU! I started my fitness journey long time I go before I found your channel. But I really go into your videos 5 month ago, and I am really really grateful with you bc you make me not to get bored of doing exercise. Your workouts are awesome!!! they are fun and makes me want to do more! I am underage and I now I do not have enough money to help you on patreon or something like that but I really show my support (from my bottom of my heart ) by sharing, liking, playing and commenting your videos! That is how I show my support and love for this channel, your family and you obviously. You are such an inspiration for me, this channel distract my boring days into awesome days. That is all. Thank you, thank you and thank you! I hope to see more free videos on this channel. Have a beautiful day, week, month, year and life forever. God Bless you and your family💕 hugs from Mexico!! BUMPPPPPPPP

  5. Millionaire! Thank you for sharing this video!I am hoping to soon be a part of the fist bump family. Recently divorced gotta make sure my finances are straight but I have enjoyed your channel for almost a year now (found you when I injured my foot and did silent but deadly) . Your wife and children are beautiful and thank God every day for the support they give you! It is inspiring! Now I am going to do one of your killer workouts but again thank you for all you do! and thank your family for sharing you with all of us!

  6. Wow. This is so incredibly inspiring. You are a very special person and the world is a better place because of you.

  7. I believe in destiny! I started the 30 Day Beginners program exactly two weeks ago and I have endured and appreciated it. In one of the videos you mentioned you were from Chicago and I was like "hey, friend!" I grew up on 44th and Ellis. I went to King for HS and Price for elementary school. We are literally neighbors. You have created something amazing and I randomly came across your channel. I know now it was meant. You are inspiring and now more than ever I am going to continue my weight loss journey because you are a hometown guy. Joining Patreon today. AND I've lost 5.5lbs since starting the program.

  8. I wish you become a millionaire , thanks as much I as sweat during your workout 💃 peace out

  9. Have been doing your workouts for a few weeks and am really
    enjoying the creativity that you have put in into each workouts. Your testimony is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Hello Millionaire Hoy! I just got a chance to view this video. You and your family are amazing people! Thank you so much for everything! I can't wait to see the next amazing things you do to help more and more people! Thank you so much for your great heart! ❤❤❤

  11. You're such an inspiration and I wish you and your family the best of luck in your journey. I discovered your videos a few months ago and am so glad I did. I've lost 16 lbs so far and have found my love for fitness again because of you. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication!

  12. You are such an inspiration! I love your videos and they have really helped me get into shape. Thanks for all you do 👊

  13. HOY YOU ARE THE BOMB MANNN!! I'm gonna watch all your new videos cause I think lots of people like me just watch the 30 days series over and over and over and forget to check the new goodies XD! Thank you for everything!! I'll becom a patrean as soon as I get some money. You're a hero <3. Also please consider making a beginner 1 hour video workout at some point. MUCH WUB!! <3

  14. I first heard of your YouTube channel on May 4, 2017. I'm actually benefiting from it. Your channel helps thousands of people. I've read the comments on some of your videos. As someone who has been interested in sports and fitness for years I like this YouTube channel.

  15. You are an inspiration my man keep doing what you are doing.For some people like me who are also doing this for dieting reasons can you put something in the description or links to foods that should be eaten for people to accomplish fitness goals easier along with the exercises you provide?

  16. Hi MilHoy. Your channel has been a huge influence in my life and was always touched by your three commitments that inspired you to keep going. So glad to support your channel and am so happy that you have had success while struggling through adversity. Look forward to more people joining the Fist Bump Family and reaching that 1M goal. All the best for the future, Millionaire Hoy.

  17. congratulations! I love your workouts and I will appreciated it better now that I know how hard you work to get here. you have my respect. Good luck!

  18. Amazing story, one of the biggest things that happened to me in my fitness journey was finding your channel. Blessings to you and your family!!!

  19. Love this! You are truly an inspiration. So glad I was able to donate and help keep this dream alive! I love your videos! I burn calories like crazy! Keep them coming!

  20. I'm a fairly well of guy from the suburbs who decided to use my graduate education to help those with addiction issues. Like yourself, teachers, military personal and countless others, it doesn't feel like the majority of my income comes in the form of money. I've been a subscriber for years and can only hope to influence a fraction of the people as you already have. While I have access to personal trainers, streaming workouts/DVDs I constantly find myself coming back to watch your videos as they are the best around. I never knew the background story and I still thought this was quite clear. I'm happy for you and your family; keep it up this is a beautiful video.

  21. after discovering your workouts in March of 2014, quit the gym, gave away hundreds if workout DVD's, and can say honestly I'm in the best shape of my life! I absolutely love your workouts. this last 30 day series was great! I was sad when it was over. keep em coming, you definitely have my support.

  22. You should made a calendar with old videos exercises and upload just some new videos to not feel pressure, and get more views in your old videos(sorry for my english xD)

  23. You are so inspiring!!! Thank you for devoting your life to this because it has really changed mine❤️

  24. Amazing, Mill. I've always admired your positivity at the end of your workouts, and I can see you carry that positivity with you beyond the screen (to keep your family ties strong). Thank YOU for reaching out to US!

  25. wow, so emotional.. I was so moved by that video! been doing ur workouts for a couple of years now MillHoy..thought I was gonna die after the first one, but your motivation, nature of getting tires with me and your humour got me through.. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!!!!! So proud of what you have achieved 🙂 as feel like I know you having spent nearly every morning working out with you..Keep up the wonderful work you are doing… from a living room in England 🙂 🙂 🙂

  26. Very inspiring. I'm so glad I found your channel last year; it has helped me and challenged me to accomplish better and harder fitness goals. Count me in as one of the 1 million lives you wish to change in your journey. Thank you so much for your videos; they are a reflection of all the hardwork, dedication, and passion you continue to share with your viewers. Wishing you all the best, and here's to more BOOM fist bumps! =)

  27. I looked at your patreon.com profile.

    I don't know how the site or the technical aspects work, but since your audience is all over the world, I would recommend also making the subscriptions purchasable for other currencies, at least like pounds or euros.

    It will probably make more people join.

    Also: I would consider buying a boomfistbump shirt, but I have not found a way to do that yet.

    Just some feedback. Wish you a great day! 🙂 BOOM

  28. I nearly finished HIIT Beginner and I'm dying after each xD Just 2 days a week but for me, you make the best Videos with all this timers. I keep going. Thanks for the Videos, for the Work, for the Motivation, thanks a lot.

  29. I am 14 years old and my life was full of stress and bullying because I was a never a skinny child but then I found your workouts, I have fall in love with them. I saw so much results by doing them and I also loved how energized and careful you were. I lost 22 pounds because of your workouts and I have enjoyed every workouts you did. I am in best shape of my life and I don't know how can I thank you for changing my life into happiness. Keep it up !!! You are the best youtuber ever and you deserve more subscribers 🙂

    Love Ana banana

  30. I am so incredibly proud of you. There are so many people out there complaining that they can't do anything to change their situation, and then there are the people like you who keep going, keep working, keep on the grind while everyone else is asleep until they get to accomplish their goals and create change in their own lives. I started watching your videos almost two years ago. I was so happy to find someone who looked like me and who cared about not just our community, but the community of life and trying to help people find an easy way to make health changes in their own lives.

    Not everyone can afford the gym or has the time to get to one, and you have just killed those excuses for so many, and for people you may never even meet and vice versa. A person has to be in this, as you've said, not for the paycheck, but for the love of doing it first and foremost, and you have proved that. Again, so happy for your continual success and for getting to move on on up and finally get your piece of the pie. Trust me, when I say, your efforts and all that you do are not wasted.

  31. Thank you Millionare Hoy Now I get to do minimum 50 puchups a day, get abs, stay fit with youre cardios. I find youre channel better than other fitness channels, and I want to say goodluck and thank you so much for doin this channel i say its very helpful to us especially me.👊👊👊

  32. You have been an integral part of my fitness journey that I began in March. I have always been inspired by your dedication to fitness, and I am even more so inspired by you now, hearing your story. You and your family deserve to meet your goals and I wish you guys nothing but the best. I don't think I can thank you enough for all the strength you've helped me build both mentally and physically the past few months. Good luck with the move!

  33. Been following you for almost a year now. You've gotten me in the best shape of my teenage years!! 😀 You want to change the lives of a million people, I'm DEFINITELY one of them! THANK YOU!

  34. SO inspiring!!! Thanks for pushing me everyday!!!! Please dont ever give up. You are a source of hope for so many people!!! I wouldn't be aline today if it weren't for the gift of fitness you've given me.

  35. thank you for sharing your story. that was quite inspirational. Thank you so much for everything you have done to make fitness accessible to everyone. I truly believe it is the foundation for making your dreams come true. I am proud to support you through Patreon. I wish nothing but good things for you and your family. keep dreaming big and making those dreams come true! 👊❤

  36. I have been recommending your workouts to everybody I know who wants to change.. you just made it easy to change and that's a sign for a great content.. Keep up the good work and I hope things will get better for you bro.. peace from Saudi Arabia!

  37. thanks u sooooooooooo much for all yr hard work 'for all yr workout u share with us ,u r amazing mill's u r th best ,am proud of u ,b happy with yr family th need u mill's best wishes &best of luck god bless u n yr family.

  38. Hey! I am a new one on this channel. Your workouts are amazing! But I have a question, what about techniques of exercises? Do you have additional videos, or maybe you explain it in workouts?

  39. I've never really commented on this channel, but I've been doing your workouts for about 3 years now! They always keep me excited to workout and stay in shape on whether at home or on the go. They've also helped me recondition after many injuries. I also appreciate the fact that they are free and accessible to everyone. I cannot thank you enough!

  40. Wow, I didn't know you have to deal with such a bad situation. You dedicated your life for us, changed your room into workout studio just to make our dreams come true. You are wonderful person. I don't know if someone could do so much for other person without wanting something back! You deserve way more views, I want to tell all my friends about you. You literally changed my life. I am just a student, I can't make money, so I have to use free workouts. But with your videos I am never bored! I used a lot of other's workouts but I always come back to yours. You are awesome. I hope you and your family will find a good place to live and that you will live in peace. Let's kick some butts in the future too, but being happy and calm about what tomorrow comes!

  41. You are amazing. I have following your workouts for the last year. Thank you!!! What a great service you are providing others!!

  42. Amazing story Millionaire…each video you produce with your passion puts you one step closer to fulfilling the prophecy of your name. #NoEasyWay

  43. Can you please give nutrition advice??

    I'm 14 years old boy who want to lose 5 more kilo but i get pleatue and sick over time…i dont know but everytime i lose weight or every next week i feel like i will going have anorexia problem…and also i always feel week i meant not energized to workout everyday (6 time a week just like you) i need a help here…even now i already fear about carb…is just telling "eat carb get fat", even i know that i need those carb,but i can't..sometimes when my parent not in home i only eat lean protein whit salad(boiled nothing else)..(not much calorie)..please help me so i can be the best person of myself and not fear about eating …thx 🙂

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  45. I am so glad I found your channel a few weeks ago. you have changed my life and i will be forever grateful. much love homie ❤️

  46. You are amazing! You are my role model, I have the same goals as you only difference I am a single mother of 3 boys. You are a blessing to me you inspire me to never give up! Thank you so much!

  47. ALthough a recent follower I have to tell you Coach that you and your wife are huge motivators for me to continue my workouts. As a recently diagnosed Diabetic I didnt know where to turn. So typed in 20min workouts in the youtube search engine and yours was the first video to pop up. During that first workout I cried the entire time but I made sure to keep moving. I even cried when I finally got to fist bump. But since then, in 3 weeks, while watching your videos I have lost 10lbs and am beginning to feel better again. 🙂 Thank you for all that you and your wife has done. So I still have 1 more week to go to complete my 30 days, but will rec up for another 30 soon after. 🙂

  48. Hi mate, have been following you for a couple of years but didn't know your story until now. You're an inspiration! Thankyou and cheers to you and your beautiful family from Australia. Wishing you every success…And so it is 🙂

  49. What up Faamm! I've been looking for fellow Chicago Youtubers dont seem like there's many, I discovered you from a Video Influencers video.

  50. I just discovered your youtube video. What you are doing is admirable. Thank you. You are an inspiration. i am looking forward to working out with you.

  51. Woah! Been following you for about 2 years but had no idea! Gratitude to you. Workouts inexplicably contributed to saving me from severe migraines and depression too <3 You – <3!

  52. You are an absolute legend! I'm all the way in Cape Town, South Africa and you are the BEST online trainer EVER! Thank you so much for all your hard work and sacrifice. 5 months in and I'm going for the win! Thank you Millionaire Hoy! x #FistBump #NoTurningBack

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