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Name: Ceejay Byam
Specialty: Weight loss, Contest prep, online coaching, personal training and general health educator.
Certifications: Personal trainer, certified sports nutrition.
Home Gym, City and Province: Anytime Fitness, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Training style: Goal dependent, with a major focus on weight resistance and bodybuilding
Why did you become a personal trainer?
It started when I was little. I was pretty much raised by my dad. Growing up, he suffered from renal failure, and more times than I can count, he was in and out of hospitals due to his illness. I’ve seen so many examples of people helping people: nurses trying to help their patients get better, along with doctor patient care. That led me to obtaining my nursing degree after high school. Soon after receiving my degree, I started trying to help people become healthier. During this process, I learned that health and wellness starts way before the health-care system; it needs to be a way of life and a standard of living. By the time the patients would come into the health-care system, it would almost be too late, and unfortunately the health-care system can focus more on the “band-aid” approach than the problem at hand. This is what led me to become a personal trainer/nutrition coach! I feel that if I can help people change their way of life through proper nutrition and exercise, I can help prevent them from the long-term health implications that I was seeing while working in the health-care system.
What do you think is the reason your clients gravitated to you?
I believe my clients gravitate towards the services I offer because of one word: results! I go way beyond what a client is expecting from my services. I want the clients to know how much effort I am willing to invest in them to help reach their goals, but what I ask for in return is for them to match me on commitment, execution, and effort. When all these components come together from both my coaching and the clients work, the results can be amazing!
Greatest client success story.
I’ve had so many amazing clients over the years. So many people have come to me for a better understanding of health and wellness. Many times, these clients are going through difficult times in their lives—some experiencing depression, break-ups, loss of jobs, health issues—and hoping they can find something to grab on to, to focus on. They want to feel better, to take control back. I love watching them take that first step and start to transform! Almost every single one of my clients that takes charge and focuses on changing gains confidence. I watch their outlook on life morph into this amazing thing, and awesome things start happening around them! Not only are they reaching their health goals, but they start reaching all other goals in their lives! To me, that’s eye-opening to be a part of, to help someone completely turn their life around by just taking that one step. The fact that I get to be part of this transformation is something I love being a part of.
Why do you think you can rep BSN like a boss? What do you love about the brand?
I would rep BSN like a boss because not only am I a personal trainer/nutrition coach but I am also a businesswoman! I understand how important it is to have someone professional, well-spoken, and educated representing a well-known company such as BSN! I feel that through my education I’m able to properly educate potential customers on the superior products that BSN offers!
Why should YOU be Canada’s Top trainer?
I guess one of the reasons is that I’m extremely passionate about helping my clients dreams become a reality. I’m passionate about everyone achieving their goals, about them making the positive changes in their lives as well as their family lives. I live and breathe this every day, all day, and I love every second of it! After all, I’m helping so many people in a positive way, which is exactly why I was put here in the first place. I’m not sure if this qualifies me as Canada’s top trainer or not, but I invest every last piece of myself into this and would love to represent “Canada’s Top Trainer” for myself, for the industry, and for BSN.
What is your favourite BSN product and why?
This is another hard one! There are so many amazing BSN products! I guess if I had to pick one product, it would be the Syntha-6 Isolate, because, as with all BSN products, it’s created with the consumer’s goals in mind! When a client comes to me, I want to help them get the maximum amount of results! Unfortunately for most of my clients, they struggle with finding time in their day with work, family, or other obligations that makes it hard for them to get the proper nutrients! This is why I find Syntha-6 ideal! In a matter of minutes, my clients can mix a shake together, giving them a quick solution to their real-life situations, as well as the proper nutrients they need!