Introducing Brendon Parks,
Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist & Founder of C-Suite Fitness
Brendon Parks has been working in the personal health industry for more than half his life. From his first job working at the front desk at a gym in high school to his first certification after graduating college in 2006, Brendon has witnessed and experienced firsthand the importance and difference of how focusing on fitness can positively affect someone’s life.
Upon making the personal realization that his outgoing and caring personality harmonized perfectly with his passion for helping others through fitness, Brendon decided to become a personal trainer. Committing to his chosen career path almost a decade ago, he has since found himself working together with his clients, currently ranging in age from 12-78, to change their lives every single day.
Growing up in an Italian household where the pasta and home-cooked meals were plentiful, Brendon found himself falling victim to low self-esteem, where despite playing sports growing up, his husky physique still played a significant and harsh role on his sense of self and lessened his confidence. After reaching a breaking point as a teenager, Brendon adopted the mentality and drive to work to become better than who he was yesterday.
Competing only against himself, fitness changed his life for the better. His intrinsic motivation and sole desire to change his life got him involved with fitness, but over time, his passion inevitably grew into his career. Today, he is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their personal goals.
Brendon holds the following certifications: AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), and NASM CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist). He was a Part-Owner/COO of Fitness Artist at 31 and has recently begun his next adventure in fitness, owning and operating his own company, C-Suite Fitness.
Brendon personally trains 5 days a week, pushing himself the same way he pushes his clients. When he is not training or working on his business, he can be found enjoying life with his wife, Kate, and their dogs Zeus and Maia; and celebrating Sunday 'cheat days' together with chicken parm and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
"I believe strongly in practicing what you preach. I discipline myself in fitness. What I love about fitness is it's something that's bigger than you or I. It's this overarching concept that has the ability to make anyone a better person when applied weekly. It will make you more disciplined, you'll eat healthier, you'll build muscle, burn fat, increase energy, flexibility, balance, you'll learn to submit to something greater than you. If you only apply fitness or exercise when you FEEL like it....you won't see the results you're after and it hasn't CHANGED you yet.
Don't worry, stick with it, don't give up and it WILL. It changed me. Moreover, I love helping people. I love taking what I love and as if looking through a microscope, helping others see fitness as I do. Sometimes, and hopefully even further than my own idea...your own. Working out regularly increases heart health and pumps more blood out to your extremities. It increases brain function and the efficiency of your CNS (Central Nervous System). It will give you confidence, you'll stand up straighter, meet people's gaze. It will give you a reason to be proud of yourself."