Interview with Up-and-Coming Personal Trainer, Bryce Daley

Posted On: November 22, 2023


Certified Personal Trainer, Bryce Daley, stays devoted and has worked hard on his craft for many years. From a midwestern college town, Kalamazoo, he has a lot of stuff coming up. With great knowledge, and experience in his field, he remains more serious and dedicated to his work, and focused with each endeavor. A goal for Bryce Daley has always been to keep grinding. “At this current moment, the big task that I’m taking on is growing my Instagram following and Tik Tok audience. I have two different Tik Toks, one that is dedicated towards anime/One Piece specific content, while my other one consists mostly of reels I post on Instagram. With my Instagram, I’m at a point where I feel comfortable with really starting to branch out with my content. I had to start from scratch some years ago, but I’m using it as an opportunity to really be intentional about what I put out there. While to this point, I’ve mostly posted motivational videos, I’m at a point where I really want to start showing my personality through my posts, and with that, means more opportunities for people all over to get to know me and what I’m about. Within the coming months, I’ll be regularly posting Gym-PSA’s for beginners, tips on how to maintain consistency in the gym, as well as posts that will promote my personal training opportunities for people.” Bryce Daley is a well-rounded person who refuses to give up even when things don’t go as planned. He wants to keep moving forward and use his work to do good things.

Loyal, patient, and curious, Bryce Daley understands the importance of being faithful and steadfast on his journey and remains successful through his endeavors. Despite the ups and downs that life brings naturally, Bryce Daley remains focused and honed on his craft. His personal connections have pushed him to be where he is at, and he continues to leave his mark amongst his clients and interactions. “Overcoming adversity is a key component to anyone’s life path, and for me, I’ve overcome struggles in phases. To put it a different way, as I have matured and gotten older, the struggles I have faced have become a bit more complex, so it’s been necessary for me to continuously sharpen my mental toolkit. For example, when I was in high school, I had a hard time with confidence and self image, and was able to build it up through applying myself in school, and challenging myself physically through different forms of exercise once sports were no longer a regular part of my life. Fast forward a few years when I was finishing my undergraduate degree at Eastern Michigan University, I fell into a depressive cycle that left me at the complete end of my rope. When I came out on the other side, I leaned heavily into my loved ones to provide support when and if I needed it, as opposed to trying to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. Now, as I have been working for the last few years, I struggle with maintaining consistency, and I always come back to the idea of ‘you versus you,’ something that I really take to heart. I often take time to reflect on my life’s path with all that I have done so far, and that in itself tends to get me back onto the horse. I constantly remind myself that nobody’s perfect, but you still should strive to be the best possible version of yourself.

As a personal trainer, Bryce Daley is currently concentrating on expanding upon his already solid base and making it even stronger. Successful individuals make investments in themselves as well as diversity in others who will assist them on their path to success. And Bryce Daley is aware of this. “Truthfully, my goal in this life is to positively impact as many lives as I possibly can, and I think physical exercise is an incredibly powerful tool for personal transformation. My coaching will offer 1 on 1 support with a full workout plan geared towards one’s individual goals, assistance with macronutrient calculation, and accountability from my end to help my clients reach their dream selves. The habits that people form through training with me will hopefully stay with them for a lifetime, and the conversations about life in between will help me with really tailoring plans for what works best for the individual. Physical fitness does not have a one-size-fits-all approach, and oftentimes people just need help getting over what seems to be a daunting hill.”

What is inspiring you right now consistently to work on your endeavors?

The current thing that is inspiring me to work on my endeavors is my childhood friend who is officially my first client! He reached out to me a few months back during the summer proposing this idea that he wanted to participate in an amateur MMA fight, but he had never used any gym equipment or really followed any kind of routine before, so knowing that I had gotten my certification in Personal Training a few years back, he wanted to know if I could help come up with a gameplan for him in the gym that would physically, get him to where he needs to be. While the fight won’t be until the early springtime of 2024, to this point, he has lost over fifteen pounds, most of which happened within his first two months of following the training plan I had laid out for him. Once he implemented my gameplan combined with getting his eating habits in check, the weight started flying off, and he feels the best physically that he has ever felt in his life. So for me, him being my first client, I’ve really challenged myself to apply what I had learned through several years of being in the gym and through ISSA’s CPT program. Knowing that his performance in the Octagon will in part be my responsibility, really makes it so I’m leaving no stones unturned with his training.

Who were the most influential people in your life?

Four people have influenced my life in ways that are still impacting me, the late great Kobe Bryant, my father, and two of my older siblings.My father was tasked with raising boys into men as an eventual single parent, and he managed to do so time and again, with children who he himself was not the parent of. Through watching him I was really able to learn the importance of hard work and handling your business first and foremost. With my brothers, they both laid out a blueprint of resiliency for me to follow. The two brothers in particular are 8 and 10 years older than me respectively, so I was able to watch them make mistakes along the way. But regardless of their missteps, they always managed to learn from their past and use it as a means to get better and focus on what is important to them in life. Now, as I see them in their 30s, married, with their families expanding, I can’t help but sit back in awe as I see them becoming the best versions of themselves. Lastly, when it comes to Kobe Bryant, I have to grab the low hanging fruit and talk about the Mamba Mentality – this idea that you won’t be outworked, and you’ll always give your best effort no matter the circumstance. While I don’t have the same natural talent that Kobe had for being able to obsess over the process, I do possess an affinity for challenging myself to become the hero that I needed as a child. Watching Kobe over the years show up and show out, time and time again, really helped me gain an appreciation for being the best version of yourself at all times.

Bryce Daley’s goal is to make people want to see more of him, which he has done already in the community that he works, and on social media. By putting in the hours of work, commitment, and inspiration both in front of and behind the scenes in the year 2023, he makes a difference in the personal training business and the community. Bryce Daley shares some advice with the readers. “The number one piece of advice that I would like for others to heed is that life really is about the journey, not the destination. I think especially in the digital age it’s super easy to look at what people present themselves as (the best possible version) and as that happens, you lose sight of all of the work they have had to put in beforehand to get to where they are. I remember seeing J. Cole in concert, and he told the crowd that ‘there is no such thing as overnight success.’ In essence, people put in countless hours, late and lonely nights and sweat and tears to get to be what you see them as. What you don’t see, oftentimes, is the sacrifices they’ve made along the way, the time they have spent in solitude, the countless cold calls and just the overall general work to reach the peak. So when you hear ‘life is about the journey, not the destination,’ it’s a call to detach yourself from the results and outcomes of your work. I think about it like this: say you have a test coming up that is basically going to guarantee that you pass or fail the class. In the leadup to the test, you stayed up late, attended office hours, studied with some of your classmates, and even took a few practice tests. Now, comes the moment of truth and you have to take the test. If you’re detached from the results, you turn in your test feeling relieved, knowing that you have done everything you possibly could to yield a positive outcome. If, however, you’re focused on the destination, you turn in the test feeling anxious, wondering if answers 3-7 were correct, and wishing you had done more to impact the outcome. See the difference?”

Even though Bryce Daley is devoted to perfecting the art of his business to the highest level, his hardships have made him want to do even better in his business as well. “Truthfully, I’m still trying to get my business off the ground! But even in the planning process, there have still been hoops to jump through, stemming mainly from comparisons. There is a saying that comparison is the thief of joy, and I wholeheartedly believe that. In the times that I have second guessed my vision, I find that those are the times when I am looking at other people, around my age or younger, who are doing what I want to do at such a high level. The world feels dark as my mental cave starts to collapse and self doubt leaks in, “you’ll never achieve what they have achieved,” “what are you bringing to the table that other people aren’t?” “You should probably focus on something else.” It’s those times that you’re beating yourself down that you have to step outside of yourself and count your victories, no matter how small or insignificant. The fact is, a lot of things had to happen before you existed to even lead to this moment in time, so all you need to do is know that a lot of the heavy lifting has already been done by those who came before you – all that is left is to find what makes YOU feel alive, and pursue it to the bitter end. If I let myself concede to the negative self-talk that I go through, this journey would have ended for me back in 2019. But through positive self reflection and really leaning into my support systems, I am at a point where the sky’s the limit, and some way, somehow, I will learn to fly. You are the only person that is capable of setting limits on your potential, so if you operate in a way where that limit is being constantly tested, you’ll be shocked with what you achieve.”

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