Busta’s Person of the Week: From prison to prosperity. Lynch Hunt is a male modern-day Harriet Tubman

Busta’s Person of the Week: From prison to prosperity. Lynch Hunt is a male modern-day Harriet Tubman
March 24
13:42 2021

By Busta Brown

“The definition of a shackle is something that restricts your movement, right? So, when you take that definition and turn it into something that holds people back, you’ll realize there are so many things that actually restrict our movements. These are the mental shackles and prisons that keep us from moving forward. And I shed light on how to release you from them,” said Lynch Hunt. 

Lynch said he’s the modern-day Harriet Tubman. “She said, ‘I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if they knew they were slaves.’ I’m shedding light on people with shackles,” he said. 

Congressman Mark Walker is in the process of creating a bill in honor of Lynch Hunt’s Prison to Prosperity movement. It’s a program that will give prisoners apprenticeships before they’re released from prison. U.S. Senator Tim Scott is also working with Hunt to help Prison to Prosperity become a national movement. 

The author, fitness expert and transformation coach has firsthand experience on going from prison to prosperity. In 2003, Lynch went to prison for selling drugs. “I grew up in poverty, surrounded by drugs and violence. The best thing my mother did was put my brother and I in sports. And that taught us teamwork and other characteristics to set us up to be successful. 

“But when I went to college, I was trying to be in the streets and college at the same time, so my grades fell. I dropped too many classes and then I lost my housing, and after I lost that, I got kicked off campus. So, I went back to the streets and started selling drugs. I became the best of the bad guys and I ran a multi-million-dollar drug ring in a matter of three or four years. I used my academic and positive knowledge to grow my street business. I wasn’t doing the right things, but I always did the bad things right. 

“When I got locked up, I said, this is not me, this is not what I was meant to be, and this is not how I’m going to be remembered. I called that my SEE moment – a Significant Emotional Event. You have to see it before you see it, or you will never see it. When I was locked up, the shackles and handcuffs were on my wrists and ankles, but after my SEE moment, they came off of my mind,” he shared. 

During his time in prison, Lynch wasn’t sure how long that season in his life would last, so he used the time as a moment of growth. He’s brilliant, mentally and physically strong, yet he has an extremely gentle side as well. He understands there’s also strength in softness, which is why women are also able to relate to his message. 

When Lynch Hunt was released from prison, he hit the ground running. It wasn’t long before he began to establish a reputation as a well-respected fitness trainer and transformation coach. “I turned my time in prison into a college course, a master class, and into something that will educate, motivate and empower my mind and body. I learned that we speak what we see and then become what we speak. When people ask me how I’m doing, I say, great. Society has taught us to say it’s a good morning. I’ve learned that successful people use the language of determinism. Life is in the power of the tongue, so if you speak what you see, you can see what you said,” shared Hunt.  

One of his favorite quotes is, “The world will change their opinion of you the day after you do.”

“Life is all about transformation, so when I’m going through something, I put myself back in prison. I create a situation that I gotta fight and think my way out of. And I gotta do it mentally, physically and spiritually. You see, that box reminds me of when I was in solitary confinement. While I was in, I had to become, and I became light. And that’s what allowed me to tap into the God power and God mind. I got closer to the creator,” said Lynch. 

He literally went from “prison to prosperity.” He’s one of the most sought-after celebrity trainers and fitness coaches. Lynch is also the resident fitness expert on WFMY News 2. He owns a gym in Greensboro, is a nationally known transformation coach and author. He helped hundreds of people go from the block to the board room with his movement and book, “Prison to Prosperity.”  

Lynch Hunt has a real passion for sharing his testimony. “The creator transformed me and now I’m transforming others. What I do for my clients is much bigger than just the Triad. I need to share this with the world, Busta.”

Although he owns one of the most talked about gyms in the Triad, like most gym owners, COVID-19 sucker-punched Lynch as well. “I made my gym a prison cell, so I can find a way to make it into something bigger. When COVID hit and my gym closed, it was time to adapt or die. I had to pivot. I consciously choose to adapt to the changes in my life, because if I don’t, life would’ve punched me in the face and I’d lay down. But I figured out how to fight back, because I refused to get punched again,” said Lynch. 

He pivoted from a gym made of brick and mortar, to successful online training sessions in just seven days. I’ve seen some of his clients and they’re getting huge results physically, mentally, and financially. He said repetition is a form of transformation, so you get what you repeat. I dig that! 

“While I was in prison, I developed a super hero mentality.  It taught me that I can persevere through anything. So, I teach my clients the characteristics of a super hero concept, which gives you an identity not to fall in the face of adversity, because you’re here to save the day,” he shared. 

In his book “Prison to Prosperity,” he shares seven levels of discipline. I’ll share a few that connected with me. Thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to beliefs, beliefs lead to actions, actions lead to habits, habits lead to character, and character leads to destiny. His positive energy is contagious, and ladies, he’s a true gentleman and a warrior. 

My phenomenal Person of the Week is Lynch Hunt. For more info, visit or follow Lynch Hunt on all social media platforms. 

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