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Name: Rob Starr
Specialty: Personal training and online coaching, contest prep coach
Certifications: Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) CanFitPro
Home Gym, City and Province: Several Goodlife facilities around Durham region, Ontario
Training style: Bodybuilding/isolation training
Why did you become a personal trainer?
The most important thing in life is to be as happy and as healthy as possible as we age. Longevity became the reason for me to become a personal trainer. To train without injury, as eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney said, “Stimulate, don’t annihilate.” And feed the body healthy foods and supplements to ensure proper nutrition requirements are met. Without the healthy body, we cannot help and care for family and friends, and enjoy all things life has to offer.
What do you think is the reason your clients gravitated to you?
I believe it’s my high attention to detail and my more hands-on approach style of training. I have always shown consistency, dedication, and passion towards my own health and fitness. My plans are very comprehensive, and I don’t hide any of the details. They also understand that being healthy for life is the overall goal.
Greatest client success story.
One story cannot be the greatest client success story. For some of my clients, reaching a National level stage is a success. For another client, to look incredible in a bikini on vacation is a success. As long as clients are moving forward towards a happier and healthier version of themselves, that’s success.
Why do you think you can rep BSN like a boss? What do you love about the brand?
My #Teamstarr athletes and I are very active on social media. Having BSN high quality and trusted products in their plans and my own will amplify the results. When training is happening, it is 110 percent focus and intensity. But when the workout is completed, we always enjoy the post-workout “photo shoots” in the gym. Pictures together have brought back the camaraderie in the gym and assist in progress tracking.
BSN has stood the test of time in an ultra-competitive supplement industry. I don’t trust brands that haven’t established themselves as leaders. When it comes to supplements that you’re putting in your body, I don’t consume anything I don’t trust.
Why should YOU be Canada’s Top trainer?
You’ve heard Confucius’ saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” To be the best at anything, you must become obsessed with it. I don’t consider myself as being any better than anybody else. I just have my own training style. My passion for fitness continues to grow, each year being better than the last.
What is your favorite BSN product and why?
N.O.-Xplode Fruit Punch. It was the first pre-workout supplement I tried. At first I only took it when I was feeling sluggish to ensure I had a great workout. Then after a few days, I took it before every workout. I was hooked on the product and preached the increased energy and mental focus.