1.Hello Mr. PJ Baker, How are you?
I am great. Thanks for asking. Just been really kicking things in gear and getting things set up and ready for next year. Keep the momentum I created and just have fun and be a motivation to every one that blesses me too.
2.What inspired you to start your journey as a fitness trainer?
My family is what started me to want to start my fitness journey. I want to be around as long as I can for them and for others as well. They say with great health comes great wealth, so I just want to make sure I am able to provide both for them. And I also like to be a motivation to others that may feel like they can’t achieve and accomplish difficult goals. I just want to be the billboard for the people and let them know u can do anything you just got to have a strong mind and know it’s ok to make mistakes, it’s how you get up after you make that mistake. And I want to help them get to that mindset and goal.
3. Mr. PJ Baker, it seems like fitness is your passion. So how do you manage to create such a healthy lifestyle for yourself with such a busy routine?
I just feel like if something is your passion, you will find time to make things happen and stay focused even when an obstacle may get in your way and knock you off track you will still find a way to get back on track because it’s second nature to you when you are doing something you love. And u also have to have a great team and support system, everyone around me helps out in their own way to help keep me focused so I am able to achieve and do the things I need to do to spread my message.
4.Along with being a fitness trainer, you are also a boxer. Let us know more about your boxing passion.
Boxing has been my passion since I was a kid. I remember going to my grandma’s house and seeing an old newspaper clip of my cousin Al Robinson, who fought out of Oakland California, was a 2x national golden glove champion, and fought and won silver in the 1968 Olympics, the same Olympics that George Foreman fought in. This was also the first Olympics they let African Americans compete in. I also love boxing because it helps me deal with life. You have to prepare for battle in life just like you have to battle and prepare to box for a fight. There’s a lot of ups and downs, pain and diversity but what boxing teaches you is how to deal with those difficult times, how to deal with stressful situations, and how to stay calm and patient during difficult and uncomfortable moments. Really boxing and fitness saved my life.
5.You lead a bootcamp in September, this year. How successful was it and do you plan to arrange similar bootcamps in future?
Yes, me and my cousin Patrick Campbell Jr aka Coach Get Right, started this boot camp and it’s going well. We plan on arranging similar boot camps in the future and continuing to grow with it and continuing to keep pushing others and ourselves. The boot camp is held in Diamond Bar California at Sycamore Canyon Park every Saturday and Sunday at 8 am. First time you come out is free so you can get the feel of how we work then after is 15 dollars a session. Just a good way to connect with the people, get a good workout in and have fun at the same time.
6. So, Mr. PJ Baker we have always seen you motivating your clients and others to stay fit and live healthy lives. In your opinion, what are the most important tips towards a healthy life?
I feel one of the most important and first tips I will give somebody is to get their mind right first. What I mean by getting their mind right first is to have time to sit down and drill in their head that this is what is going to happen, this is what we are going to change and focus on to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle. You want to get your mind strong and prepared first. Then I will tell them to stay active and eat as clean as possible like fruits, vegetables and drink a lot of water. Most people don’t want to have the best abs or the best body so just staying active at least 30-45 minutes a day can keep the doctor away.
7.As we know, you are a gym trainer, what problems do you face while providing fitness training to your clients and how do you cope with it?
I don’t really see these things as a problem but some may be late, can’t do the exercise or may give up. I am a man of understanding and I understand no one is perfect so patience, understanding, and knowing how to motivate people helps a lot.
8.Mr, PJ Baker , We further want you to tell us about the obstacles you faced while coming this far in your journey.
Where should I start? I faced a lot and dealt with a lot from fall outs with friends and family, catching Covid, injuries, relationship problems, etc. I dealt with things I feel every other person probably went through or went through. I just always remember what and why I am doing it for and don’t let none of those things really affect me in a negative way. Really it just fuels the fire and I use the negative as motivation and turn it to a positive.
9.What advice would you like to give to your fellow fitness instructors?
Just to keep at it and keep spreading their message. Whatever that may be just as long as it’s positive.
10.What are your future plans as a boxer and a trainer?
I plan on going back full fledge with boxing sometime next year and if not I will always be around it because that’s how I train to stay in shape. And also my son enjoys it so one day I will
probably get to train him. And as a fitness trainer I want to build a platform or community with people and help them get to their fitness goals so they can spread the message in their own way.
11..Looking at your lifestyle and training, Mr PJ Baker, we are interested in knowing your favourite sport. Also tell us what exercises are most effective to achieve a physically healthy body.
My favorite sport will have to be boxing. I just like the gladiator sport because it’s only you and another person in the ring and you only can lose if you didn’t properly prepare for battle. And the exercises to start having a physically healthy body I will say to me are push ups, sit ups, pull ups, body squats, and walk/jog. I feel those are the basic things you should do to get your body going physically.
12.If someone wants to take a training session from you, what is the most feasible platform to contact you?
You can contact me on Instagram @iambakerfitness or email me at