A native New Yorker, Garnett was born and raised on the streets of the Lower East Side, and was eagerly embraced by the martial arts culture of the time. A life long dedicated martial artist, he received his black belt from Grand Master Shidoshi Nathan Ingram in the early 2000's and became the youngest of his 10,000 students to do so. He then went on to train under the watchful eye of muay thai legend and world renowned UFC striking coach Ajarn Phil Nurse. In the late 2000's, Garnett trained with one of the founding fathers of the personal training industry Rich Barretta. He went on to spend over 1,200 hours studying clinical psychology techniques and neurolinguistic programming with Dr. Rachel Hott and licensed healthcare practitioner Steven Leeds.