About Brandon Rynka
This is Brandon…
“I am a full time fitness and performance coach and speaker as well as a Strength and Endurance Athlete who attempts record first projects that combine both disciplines. My journey started in 2018 when he created his “365 day challenge”, consisting of 12 unique sporting disciplines (1 for every month), resulting in over 10 competitions that year in multiple disciplines: from Ultra running, multi-day cycling ventures across Ontario, half-ironman’s, Powerlifting and Jui Jitsu.
Most notably, I became the first Canadian to complete a tree-athlon in 2019 (An Olympic distance triathlon carrying an 80 lb tree throughout), and most recently completed “North America’s Strongest Ultra Endurance Project”, consisting of a 5 hr marathon swim pulling an 80 lb tree, 200 km bike, a 100 km run continuously over a 30 hr time period, followed up with a 100,000 lb total lift using 1.5 times my bodyweight in all 3 powerlifting disciplines (bench press, deadlift and squat). I am also the host of the “Fear Being Average” Podcast. My mission is to help people become stronger, both mentally and physically.””
All of my Challenges and Projects are based around developing mental and physical strength to handle all challenges life may throw at us. My experience, both theoretically (researcher and writer) and practically over the past 4 years, has afforded him the ability to become a leading Canadian Strength and Endurance Athlete & Health and Wellness expert on the subject of fulfillment and strength. I have also had the opportunity to appear and share my message on ChCh, Breakfast Television Toronto, Global News Radio and was featured in a number of Publications, including Toronto’s Largest Blog, BlogTO, Inside Halton on multiple occasions, Toronto Life, and Triathlon Magazine Canada.
Inspire, Educate & Entertain
As a University of Toronto Graduate, former two Sport Varsity Athlete, Top 1% Sales associate in multiple companies, former Direct Marketing Business Owner turned fitness coach and leading Canadian Strength and Endurance Athlete, Brandon will help inspire, educate and lead you and/or your team to new heights and standards. His motto and initiative, “why not me”, has sparked thousands of people to believe a life of true fulfillment, success and strength is within reach.
My name is Brandon Rynka, and here’s my story
In 2015 I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Professional Writing. During my time in University, I competed in Varsity Football for three years before switching over to Varsity Wrestling for my final year, where I competed for Bronze at the OUA Championships.
After graduating I found myself uncertain of what I wanted to do. Thankfully not too long after I found my niche in sales, and opened my own Marketing Company in Vancouver, BC a year later, after being promoted. I loved sales and coaching leaders, but I knew that my true purpose wasn’t being fulfilled. After my business went under I came back home to pursue a career in Health and Wellness. As a Health and Fitness enthusiast since age 15, working out, and competing is not only a passion but a lifestyle.
Through the experience of running my company however, I discovered I loved motivating people to challenge themselves in the pursuit of self-optimization. When I got back home I accepted a job at GoodLife Fitness to help change people’s lives.
While at GoodLife, my mind kept thinking of ways of how to incorporate my passions of writing, self-development, leadership and health and fitness into one.
This eventually led to an idea to create the “365daychallenge”. i.e. choose challenges that mentally and physically suck and do them for a year (1 for each month, doing said sport everyday of that month). My year long journey would afford me the opportunity to become a young expert in the fields of strength, fulfillment and consistency. All the while earning GoodLife Fitness’ Fitness Advisor of Excellence Award, positioning me as the Top .01% in Canada’s Largest fitness corporation.
With all that this year taught me, and helped me discover, I have now turned my attention to helping much larger audiences become more engaged, stimulated and productive in all areas of their life.
Presently, I host a podcast, write a blog, speak to corporations on Health and Wellness, deliver Key Notes, personal train clients, write nutrition and coaching programs and do crazy adventures that afford me the ability to get my ass kicked, live life to the fullest and share my experiences and discoveries. Ultimately, I challenge others to live a more engaged, rewarding quality of life.
My mission is quite simple: inspire people to challenge themselves daily, and help them get stronger, both mentally and physically by #fearbeingaverage and thinking #whynotme
Sales and Marketing Performance Expert
- Top 1% Sales rep 2015-2016 @ Smart Circle
- Marketing Business Owner 2016 – Promoted from Smart Circle
- Regional Top Performer @ GoodLife Fitness 2017
- Top .1% @ GoodLife Fitness 2018 – Fitness Advisor of Excellence Award
Fitness & Health
- Won GoodLife Fitness Powerlifting Mock Meet (1150 lb total)
- 2 Sport University Athlete @ The University of Toronto (Football & Wrestling)
- Completed 7 Ultra Marathons (50 Milers-100 Milers; competing @ the MOAB 240)
- Cycled along the Great Lakes of Ontario
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Bronze Medalist – 2019
- Completed the first ever 365daychallenge
- Set a Canadian Record with “Canada’s Strongest Triathlon” – Olympic Distance Triathlon carrying a 80 lb, 7 ft tree
- Written Fitness and Health Articles with over 10,000 views in total
- Coach/train Professional Athletes, Elite Athletes; coached hundreds of successful clients since 2017
- Key Note @ GoodLife Fitness Top 500 Conference
- Leadership Conference for Executives @ Enbridge Inc.
- Indigo Canada
- Canfitpro (Canada’s Largest Fitness Expo) 2019 Speaker
- Notre Dame High School Leadership and Business Conference
- University of Toronto Mississauga Speaker x 4
- 2.0 Toronto – Mental Clarity Workshop
- Evolve Retreats KeyNote Speaker
- Limiteless Promotions, Multiple Sports teams
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