About – The End Game Fitness

About Me

Welcome to The End Game Fitness! Let me introduce myself and tell you a bit about my experiences.

My name is Kyle and I grew up playing volleyball, running cross country, and track sprinting. When I was 16, my team placed 2nd in Canada at the National Volleyball Championships and we went on to compete in the Junior Olympics. I played varsity volleyball in college where I spent the majority of my time in the gym. My passion for fitness and health steadily flourished over time.

I currently run a YouTube channel called The End Game Fitness where I strive to help people get inspired and get fit. You can also check out my other accounts on Instagram (@theendgamefitness) and Facebook. I am a certified trainer. Nevertheless, I ensure that my clients are getting the most up-to-date information by continuously attending seminars, taking courses, and reading the newest books about fitness and health. Education never ends.

I used to work on the side as a reserve in the Canadian Forces out of 11th field Artillery regiment. I study Jiu Jitsu at a local MMA club in Waterloo and I have also travelled to Thailand to learn Muay Thai. Currently, I work as a full time-personal trainer at Goodlife on Weber Street in Waterloo and I have been successfully training people since 2010.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me via email. I encourage you to check out my blog and see my story.

My Story

Now I wanted to tell you a bit about my journey to how I got where I am today.

I was born and raised in Whitby Ontario where I participated in a lot of sports and activities. When I was 16, my team played at the National Volleyball Championships where we won 2nd place and went on to compete at the Junior Olympics. In college, I played varsity volleyball and spent the majority of my time in the gym learning from any source I could. I was a sponge. I watched hundreds of YouTube videos, read tons of books, and spoke to trainer after trainer. I was dedicated to figuring out exactly what I needed to be doing to become the best and healthiest version of me.

Believe it or not, I trained people throughout College while studying an Accounting and Audit degree. So naturally I gave up the job I loved to become an accountant. Seems like the right thing to do, right? Trade your soul for money? I soon realized how unhappy working as an account and even though I still had clients on the side of my full-time career, I dreaded waking up every day to work at my office. After 8 months, I quit my job and travelled overseas to live and teach English in Surat Thani Thailand. I was in bliss, I loved it. The people were amazing. So helpful and kind and everyone seemed to accepting of each other.

After arriving in Thailand, I made friends with someone intelligent and amazing with whom I did everything. His name was Daniel and we studied Muay Thai under a championship cage fighter named Somboon Tapina. Somboon travels around the world coaching MMA fighters and is a Professional Muay Thai Coach. He had this beautiful training gym at the back of his house with land that stretched what seems now about half a kilometer through the jungle. His bags were worn and all of his equipment was used and tattered which made the experience all the more riveting. You knew people had been there before, for years and years. He was a master. It was a true Miyagi experience.

Daniel and I trained together religiously at the local gym. We began to see huge changes with our bodies and fitness. Everyone noticed. I loved watching people’s physiques and views of fitness evolve over time. Daniel had also started meditating and trying to work on his ability to focus and be more mindful. I thought to myself challenge accepted. I started reading books and watching Youtube videos which really paved my journey to meditation. Keep in mind, meditation is nowhere near as complicated as I’m making it seem but I was excited, and when I’m excited, get out of my way.

It didn’t take long before I realized what I had left home to find: fitness, health, well-being, and coaching. I had received so much positive feedback over the years about being an amazing coach and it seemed ridiculous that I would want to settle for anything else. I attribute my discovery entirely to my meditation. I meditated every day for over a year. To this day, I meditate 6 or 7 days a week on average. I get a lot of creativity and personal growth from my medistations so it’s very important to me. Anyone who meditates knows it’s like fitness. You don’t see or feel the benefits overnight; it comes in months, years even, delayed gratification.

After 8 months, I left again to live in Australia. The scenery was just so beautiful but the personal growth was the real deal. I worked on railroads shoveling rock, painting houses, and so many other odd jobs for great money. There was only one problem. I was miserable. Every morning, I woke up feeling unfulfilled and hating what I was doing. One morning with a volt of enthusiasm, I woke up, called my boss, quit on the spot, put my resume together, and applied to local gyms in the area. I was hired at Fitness First that same day. Fitness had been my life and I kept turning my back on it without realizing my full potential. Not this time. I arrived home to Canada and spoke to the trainers I worked with from years ago and started getting to work immediately.

Currently, I am a full time personal trainer. I help people of all shapes in sizes get into the shape of their life to unlock the experience of their dreams. I get to see people change before my eyes every day and I can honestly say there is no better experience. Anyone who trains with me knows how passionate I am about it – I never shut up. I have been a trainer for over 7 years and I learn new things every day.

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