Hello fitness friends (:
I’ve introduced a new topic in which you can get to know different fitness gurus in DFW. Some of these people have been featured in my fitness blogs and even in my workout videos on Youtube. There’s so many different types of fitness gurus out there, which is the beauty in being part of the fitness industry. Here’s your opportunity to get to know them!
Meet Baylore Walker, certified personal trainer and nutritionist.
-What made you choose a career in Fitness?
I wouldn’t say I really choose to do fitness, because it is something that was always a part of my life. April 8th, 2013, I rupture my ACL during a football scrimmage, and was carried off the field. In high hopes of recovering, and coming back to play following my sports rehab therapy, I ruptured my ACL again (same knee) during a football tryout at the University of North Texas on June 13th, 2014. After the second time, I figured I was to the point where I needed to lay my pads down and figure out how to rehab myself from an ACL injury. As I studied more into rehab and general fitness, people begin to see me take more of an interest in fitness through the videos to posted on social media. I was raved with questions that I could and could not answer, so I studied more looking for answers. Then I finally decided to switch my major from economics to my new-found passion, which was kinesiology.
-How long have been into Fitness?
I have always been an athlete, and found myself being extremely active all year around. I think becoming a certified fitness professional came from seeing my mom struggle to lose weight. I knew exercise was the answer, but I only knew football workouts. I understood that her level of exertion would not match my level of exertion during exercise, so I kind of came to a standstill on “How” to help her until I dove into fitness.
-What are your certifications in?
Currently I hold a personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise, along with my specialization(s) in Corrective exercise, fitness nutrition, and performance enhancement through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
-What makes you different than any other trainer?
First, my honesty and humbleness. I’m never afraid to say “Hey, that’s a great question. Let me do some research on that and get back to you.”. I understand that I do not know EVERYTHING. I am always willing to go above and beyond to help a client succeed. My passion to help people be comfortable in their own skin can’t be tagged with a price. Everybody deserves to feel confident. I will never stop climbing the ladder when it comes to learning new things about fitness, because I understand out of the 7.5 billion people in world everybody is different.
-How do you stay motivated to work out?
My clients, friends, and family keep me motivated. They’ll see me slip at times, but for their sake, I will never quit.
-If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
If I could travel anywhere I would go to Africa. I always wanted to see the difference in the culture I live in, and the African culture.
-Is it a deal breaker if your significant other doesn’t work out?
Yes, and no. I would not say it was a total deal breaker, because I wouldn’t make it a requirement for my significant other to be a fitness enthusiast like myself. It would only be a deal breaker if my significant other was opposed to going and exercising at lease for the benefit to stay in good health.
-Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In five years, I see myself sharing my knowledge on stage in my community on how to help clients succeed, developing trainers to help them succeed, and just being a positive voice in general for people within the community, and across the nation.