Michael James “MJ” Tamondong

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Michael James “MJ” Tamondong
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BornJune 14, 1977
Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines
🏡 ResidenceSan Francisco, California
🏳️ NationalityFilipino American
MJ Tamondong
💼 Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Athletic Shoe Fit Specialist
  • Influencer
  • Motivator
  • Actor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Bodybuilding and Fitness Enthusiast
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
👴 👵 Parent(s)Simplicio Valerio Tamondong
Romana Dominno Tamondong
🌐 Websitewww.shreddedbeyondabsolute.com
MJ Tamondong International Flava (iFlava) USAV NCVA Team Club Volleyball

Michael James "MJ" Tamondong (Born June 14, 1977) is a Filipino American athlete, volleyball player, athletic shoe fit specialist, influencer, motivator, actor, personal trainer, bodybuilding and fitness enthusiast.

Early life[edit]

Tamondong, the youngest of his family, was born in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines and grew part of his life in the Philippines but moved to San Francisco, California on January 18, 1990 along with his parents and father who’s in the military for a better living. [1]. He became a US citizen October 3, 2006 at a ceremony held at SF Masonic Auditorium, St San Francisco, California. [2]


Tamondong attended and played boys' volleyball for George Washington Eagles High School in San Francisco and when the Boy’s Volleyball was finally sanctioned in his senior year in 1995 and came in Second. In George Washington Eagles High School, he and the team went against Lincoln Mustangs High School to the California Interscholastic Federation High Boys Volleyball Championship in the biggest stage at Kezar Pavilion Gym San Francisco, California against in 1995 but came in second due to Tamondong's right index finger cut injury which he got after playoffs in an unfortunate off the court accident. Then he did not fully recover playing in the Championship round. [3] [4]

He then played Northern California Volleyball (N.C.V.A.) Club and form his own USA Volleyball team International Flava volleyball 6 man team (iFLAVA) Level Played (B-AAA).[5] Won A Gold Level Championship.[6] [7] He also then played 9-Man North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (N.A.C.I.V.T.), where he first played for Suyhn Fung and then form his own team soon then after Lung Fu (Dragon Tiger). [8]

Personal Life[edit]

After the recession hit in 2009, where he lost his job, Tamondong stepped down all volleyball activities to look for a new job. [9]

Now a former athlete, in the next chapter of his life in 2009 he was out of shape mentally and physically. At that time Tamondong then got into bodybuilding and fitness. Where he finally joined Bodyspace Bodybuilding.com[10] and created a profile so he could track his progress in the ups and downs of his body transformation.[11] He also created his own BodyGroup for others to follow and get motivated.[12] Finally with all the hardwork, determination, and consistency he was Featured at Sixpacknow.com - ABS of the Month - 2010.[13]

While he previously worked for Copeland’s Sports Superstore, New Balance , Sports Authority , and General Nutrition Center (GNC), he found his new job when he started a full time position as an Athletic Shoe Fit Specialist position in for On The Run Shoes in San Francisco, California. [14] He currently works as a sneakers fit specialist as well as gives expertise with top reviews on a daily basis.[15]

On January 23, 2017, he founded Shredded Beyond ABSolute. He also owns and operates motivating people to his name MJ Tamondong and brands Sneakerhead Geek, Just Eat Sleep Lift Things and Keep On Pushing It.[16] Also Tamondong first became noticed as an actor-comedian after several self-produced videos became viral online [17]. And his video was featured in UNILAD a British social media company.[18] Acting is not his full time job but he likes to make people smile, laugh, get motivated, and at the same time creates awareness. While browsing around online search site and social media he also got inspired of the actor-comedian David Banks aka Dynamite Dork works and with that in mind on his head hoping to create more gym humor online videos in the future.[19] [20]

Player specifications[edit]

Specification Detail
Height 5’ 6”
Weight 140lbs - 175lbs (Weight Varies For Bodybuilding, Acting, Fitness, and Volleyball In and Off Season Shape).
Volleyball Position(s) Setter / Outside – Opposite Hitter / Libero Defensive Passer – Digger Specialist.
Volleyball Level of Play B – AAA.
Volleyball Best Win International Flava (iFlava) Club Volleyball Men's 6 Men Team USAV / NCVA (A) Gold Level Championship.
Bodybuilding and Fitness Award(s) Sixpacknow.com ABS of the Month – 2010.


Year Title Role Notes
2018 "One of the most difficult exercises in the world" Lifter Short – Short: Comedy



  • Fitness, UNILAD (April 23, 2018). Hardest Workout Ever - UNILAD Fitness - Shredded Beyond ABSolute - Michael James "MJ" Tamondong. Facebook. Retrieved June 12, 2018.


  1. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/simplicio-valerio-tamondong/92251920
  2. "Location - Nob Hill Masonic Center San Francisco - Naturalization - 2006 - U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony". 3 October 2006. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. "CIF San Francisco Section - Home of the ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION". www.cifsf.org. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. Michael James Tamondong Certification and Award 1995 George Washington High School Boy's Volleyball Season https://www.shreddedbeyondabsolute.com/press-and-insights/2018/2/15/i-release-this-image-under-creative-commons-attribution-40
  5. "6man Playing Days Volleyball Court Reference in USA Volleyball - Northern California Volleyball Association - San Francisco, CA". Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  6. "NCVA - Northern California Volleyball Association". www.ncva.com. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. "USA - Volleyball - NCVA - Northern California Volleyball Association". www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Membership/Regions/Northern-California-Region. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  8. "Welcome to SF NACIVT - San Francisco, CA". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  9. "Michael James 'MJ' Tamondong's Bio and Journey to Shredded Beyond ABSolute Lifestyle Outlet". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  10. "Bodybuilding". Bodyspace - Strength in Numbers - Boise, ID. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  11. "Sixp8ck's Bodybuilding Profile Page". Bodybuilding.com. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  12. "BodySpace Groups - Shredded Beyond ABSolute". groups.bodybuilding.com. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  13. "Featured at Sixpacknow.com - ABS of the Month - 2010 - Michael James Tamondong Six Pack Body Transformation". 27 June 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  14. "Welcome". On The Run - Athletic & Comfort Shoes - Orthotic Supports - San Francisco, CA. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  15. "Reviews". Yelp - San Francisco, CA. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  16. https://www.shreddedbeyondabsolute.com
  17. "One of the most difficult exercises in the world". IMDb - San Francisco, CA. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  18. "Hardest Workout Ever". UNILAD Fitness - San Francisco, CA. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  19. https://www.davidbanks.tv
  20. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9780683

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