GET TO KNOW THE FOUNDER OF RISE ABOVE FITNESS & BLEEDING THROUGH
"WE'RE GONNA RISE ABOVE"
What’s up guys. I’m Brandan, creator of RISE ABOVE FITNESS and BLEEDING THROUGH. A little background on how I got started in fitness begins back in 2007 when I was in my full-time touring band, BLEEDING THROUGH. While on tour, it became very apparent to me that fitness and living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of maintaining my stage presence and being able to perform daily. So, I started educating myself, and working on certifications including Poliquin and ISSA. With my education, I was able to take what I learned with me on tour and started training in parking lots, parks, band trailers, and basically wherever I could use minimal equipment and the elements of where I was to get a good workout. Shortly after, my training became contagious and the bands I was on tour with started joining me. I cannot express how gratifying it was for me to see band members literally change mentally and physically in front of my eyes. It was at that point I made, probably the most difficult decision of my life, and decided on a career change. It honestly hit me like a bomb – I’m going to open my own gym where I can create a culture of heavy music and heavy lifting, while helping anyone and everyone to live healthier lifestyles. I was driving in my old, murdered out Cadillac CTS, loudly listening to Black Flag “RISE ABOVE” and then there it was – RISE ABOVE FITNESS.