We’re excited to be featuring Brandon Wood, facility manager at Litchfield Park for the February Trainer of the Month spotlight. Brandon has a passion for helping others, and it shows in his clients’ results.
What’s Your Background?
I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. I attended Glendale Community College where I earned an Associates in Arts degree. Following, I attended Arizona State University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Exercise and Wellness.
What inspired you to embark on the fitness journey with your career?
Sports and competition have always been a big part of my life. I’ve always loved competing, and working out is a competition as well with yourself to see what your body can do. In college I had a bad sprain in my right ankle and had to go through physical therapy, which is what really sparked my interest in the fitness field. I thought with my love for working out and competition, that I would enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals. Thus, I went to ASU to get my degree in Exercise and Wellness and worked to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. The body can do amazing things, and helping people realize this and helping them to reach their goals is something I truly enjoy.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give anyone interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?
Truly invest your time with each client. You get to make a difference in someone’s life. Get to know them so that you can truly find out what it is that motivates them, their interests, and their reasons for wanting to make fitness a part of their life.
What’s your favorite workout style?
My favorite workout style is strength training. However, I like to mix it up to challenge and push myself to become stronger, faster, and more powerful. If you’re comfortable, it might be time to change it up!
What’s your favorite song to listen to when working out?
Country music is my favorite. So if I had to pick one workout song, it would be Brantley Gilbert’s “Take it Outside”.
What’s your favorite thing to eat after a workout?
I typically have a protein shake with peanut butter or PBFit powder and a banana. I also enjoy chicken, or salmon burgers with avocado.
What’s one food that you can’t live without?
I wouldn’t want to live without Steak or Chicken
What’s the best advice you have ever received?
There has always been two pieces of advice I grew up with that I have never forgotten and never will forget:
- Work hard and you can achieve anything you want.
- Never quit.
What motivates you?
I’m a very competitive person, so that alone motivates me to do the best I can in anything I do. In the fitness field, helping people realize they can do things they thought they never could and helping them reach their goals is very motivating. I get the opportunity to help people change their lives daily, and watching people achieve their goals is a great thing.
If you live, work or play in the West Valley, contact Brandon and his team to schedule a FREE fitness assessment today!