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Name: Aaron Marshall
Specialty: Personal Training
Certifications: ISSA Certification
Home Gym, city and province: Flexfit Inc. Surrey, British Columbia
Training Style: Bodybuilding background
Why did you become a personal trainer?
I love personal training and helping others achieve their goals for so many reasons, but the reasons have changed throughout my experience. At first, I got into personal training for personal reasons - to increase my knowledge. I had wanted a major body transition for myself, so I worked for a gym in sales but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. I began getting results in the gym, and had a following of people that recognized my hard work and change. I continued to follow my dreams and goals, and started helping others recognize their own abilities. They just needed the guidance from someone who had been there before. I love being the guy who people look up to and go to for advice. Every time I see a client getting results, it gives me incredible satisfaction!
What do you think is the reason your clients gravitated towards you?
With my experience in the personal training industry, I found out that clients will stay for all different reasons, but mainly because my personality matches with the clients'. If myself and the client don’t have a bond in any way, it will never work. Each trainer has their own way of doing things. Having a personal relationship with the clients is the biggest predictor of a consistent client. Building a relationship where there is trust involved and commitment from both sides.
Greatest client success story.
There are 2 different clients I really want to mention, being they are both separate kinds of success. One is a long time family friend who began training with me at the beginning of 2014. He had some major challenges this last year beginning with a knee injury, and he was just about ready to have surgery. Within a couple months he had seen his doctor after an MRI, and was told that the results of our training were unbelievable! The long term injury finally had positive feedback in terms of recovery, and surgery was now not needed.
My second client pull through 8 months of major training and dieting where we accomplished some major goals. She had been with me for 8 months with little experience in the gym, and decided to go on stage in her first bodybuilding competition, where she placed 6th out of 11 girls in the figure category.
Why do you think you can rep BSN like a boss? What do you love about the brand?
I can rep BSN because you must believe in yourself and the company, which is what I do. I love the company not only for the products that they share with the world, but also because of the amount of dedication the company shows to being the best. I find it obvious that the company has great employees who believe in what they do, and the products that stand by their good name.
Why should YOU be Canada’s Top trainer?
Canada’s top trainer is the label of your life! I feel that ever since I began my fitness journey I was bound for great things. Fitness to me isn’t just a job. It has become everything to me. My hobby, job and lifestyle. I feel like everything in my past has brought me to this step and that everything I have experienced has pushed me further into the man I am today, and the plans I have destined for my future. I have more goals to conquer with fitness as my label. Being top trainer in Canada will just prove to me that my life is real and not just a dream.
What is your favorite BSN supplement and why?
My favorite BSN supplement product is the N.O. Explode. I live for the pump! If I had a budget for what I could spend on supplements, I would definitely go for BSN’s N.O. Explode as a pre workout. I recommend their protein too, but having that amazing pump during your workout can change your mood as you train. It can also increase the quality of your workouts, which to me makes me feel amazing and successful!