Maleek Jackson knows all about pain and struggle. He was born in the heart of South Philadelphia and became involved in a life of crime during his teenage years. At the tender age of 16, Maleek was sentenced to 8-16 years in the State Penitentiary. After spending ten years of his life in prison, Maleek decided to start all over. He discovered his love for boxing and fitness in prison, and he decided to turn his dreams into a reality. The odds were stacked against him but he didn’t let that stop him. Maleek understood the power of hope and self-development. He spent his last five years in prison planning a new life.
In this inspiring and personal book, Maleek talks about his mistakes, and his ten years behind bars. He experienced many tragedies during that decade, but he turned his pain into purpose. By refusing to give up, Maleek created a successful career in less than three years. He is considered the top personal trainer in the Philadelphia area. He trains a plethora of city officials, professionals, athletes, and entrepreneurs. He created a sponsorship program called “Trust the Process” where he trains and provides tutoring sessions for inner city youth in the Philadelphia area. Maleek is living proof that it’s never too late to start over. He changed his life around and he believes that you can too. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone deserves a second chance. Maleek encourages us to rise above reality and chase our dreams. Ten years in prison couldn’t stop Maleek, and he believes that nothing can stop you.