“Let’s Get It”: Fitness World Cheers for Mark Wahlberg’s Encouraging Message on Friend’s Weight-Loss Journey

Published 05/09/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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Anyone who is a fan or has watched even one Mark Wahlberg movie knows that the actor is always in top shape. The rapper-turned-actor always had a penchant for fitness and bodybuilding. In recent years, he has also made it a part of his self-branding. The Chief Brand Officer of global fitness company F45 is now helping others to reach their fitness goals as well. A few hours ago, the Transformers 4 actor uploaded a video giving an update on his friend Michael Fries’s weight loss journey.

Wahlberg’s friend, who used to weigh 280 lbs, began walking up at 4 a.m .to train with his movie star buddy. Walhberg has been helping his 4 a.m. club member lose weight, and Fries has made astonishing progress. Shortly after posting the video, fans flocked to the comments section.

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The video started with a close-up of Michael Fires standing on the scale. Wahlberg, who was filming the video on his iPhone, said “Started at 280 (lbs),” before panning to the digital display of the scale. After a moment’s pause, the weighing scale displayed his incredible progress as it flashed 214.9 lbs repeatedly.

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“4 am club @municipal from 280 to 215 the scale doesn’t lie!!” wrote the Uncharted star in the caption. “My man’s getting ripped. You got to do that work… the work equals results. I promise you that,” said the former musician. Fries who was still on the scale agreed with Wahlberg. The Hollywood action star’s fans approved of his encouraging message and cheered for Fries.


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Mark Wahlberg’s fitness-loving fans had a lot to say

After seeing the 51-year-old fitness freak’s friend lose 65 lbs, fans couldn’t help but admire his dedication. Fitness lovers wrote comments like, “Congrats brother. Quite the accomplishment. Love this!”, “Great job Michael. Keep it up.” and “Let’s get it.” One fan agreed with Wahlberg and said “4 am work out is a solid discipline.”



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However, some fans had other things to say about Mr. Fries. “I was tripping. I thought there were twins on the scale haha,” said one fan. Another fan said the same thing. “I thought there were 2 people weighing in at first.” However, that’s because the scale was right in front of the mirror and when Wahlberg started filming he was pointing toward the mirror. One eagle eye fan also spotted a tattoo on Fries’s deltoid. “That throwback tatt(oo) buddy was a fighter?!,” asked the fan.

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Mark Wahlberg has impressed fans with his 4 a.m. workouts. However, now he has proven its effectiveness by helping out a friend lose over 60 lbs. What do you think? Would you like to join the 4 a.m. club too? Tell us in the comments.

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Sagnik Bagchi


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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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