Anthony was born in Philadelphia, PA. He moved with his family to Houston, TX as a teenager and spent the next 30 years there before moving to Charlotte in 2003. A former Houston Firefighter/EMT and restaurant owner with a passion for good health and fitness. After years of marathoning, triathlons and ultra-marathons, Anthony obtained a certification in Advanced Human Performance from Baylor College of Medicine. Anthonythen found Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, and began working with others as a fitness trainer. He studied Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai for many years, and in 2013 Anthony ultimately earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.