From Homeless Drug Addict To Epitome Of Health

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: December 5, 2017142 views
Published: December 5, 2017

Once homeless drug addict, now on the cover of Men’s Health magazine. This is the true story of a man who found the light at the end of the tunnel. A life transformed for the better is a life well-lived! From a drug addict at death’s door to the cover of a popular fitness magazine. This is the remarkable story of 30-year-old Michael Dubree! His "perfect body" is a result of the strong determination to ditch the poor life he once lived.

Louisville native Michael Dubree is the epitome of what it means to be physically fit and mentally healthy. He made the November cover of Men's Health Magazine as the winner of the magazine's 2017 Ultimate Guy contest. His sculpted pecs and steel biceps are the result of spending six days a week at Powerhouse Gym on Shelbyville Road.

Dubree grew up in a home with a drug dealer stepfather and a drug user mother. Living in such environment, it was only a matter of time for him to get hitched. He started smoking pot and drinking alcohol at the age of 13 and had a heart attack when he was 20 due to his use of methamphetamine.

With his life in turmoil, Dubree entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and spent four years recovering from his addiction. It was then when a friend suggested they visit a gym together. Several weeks after his first visit to the Sheppard Square Community Center's gym, Dubree became devoted and gradually, both his mental health and physical body began to transform.

Seven years after losing everything, Dubree has traded his drug addiction for a determination to continue improving his life and support other addicts on their road to sobriety. Michael is the picture of health and fully deserves it!

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