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Hi I'm Brandon

I was born in Toronto, raised in Calgary and I'm an amateur bodybuilder with the IDFA. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Growing up I nurtured an insatiable love of reading. That being said I loved playing sports, starting with hockey at a young age and transitioning to basketball briefly, and to soccer later on. In high school I took up long boarding and began to take my interest in fitness more seriously, investing more hours spent at the gym each day. After high school I worked in lawn maintenance to finance my mission, and during that time a friend challenged me to compete against him at an upcoming bodybuilding show. Being a competitive person I had to accept and took third place two months later, earning amateur status with the IDFA. I hope to compete once more before I serve my mission in the hopes of elevating my status to professional. This has been a life long dream which would have never been able to realize had it not been for the support of my girlfriend of two years and my foundation in my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15 my parents decided to get a divorce. The decision wasn't mutual for my parents and for a long time my father struggled with my mothers choice. My comfortable life fell to shambles. Before this time I'd always loved and abided by the standards of the church, but under these trying circumstances I digressed for about a year from the Church. To this day the choices I made evoke strong feelings of regret and hopelessness within me. However the lessons I learned pertaining to the atonement taught me that the healing power of Christ's atoning sacrifice is a blessing that I could never again live without. That Christ would love and accept me, in spite of my transgressions leaves me with a deeply permeating feeling of gratitude to my personal, loving Lord and Saviour. I could never again live a life without Him.

How I live my faith

Because of how I was raised in the Church of Jesus of Later Day Saints to be disciplined in offering my daily prayers and scripture reading, adding additional responsibilities to my routine was almost a natural progression. The discipline and success I've developed today I owe completely to this church. I consider my bodybuilding a extension of my faith. Because of my faith in a loving, caring Heavenly Father, asking for the strength necessary to be made equal to my struggles, both in the gym and in my everyday life has been the driving force to allow me to mature and progress in both of those facets of my life. Becoming the person I am occurred largely in part of the separation of my parents. Though that time was difficult, and mistakes were made during that time, I gained a testimony of the power of prayer, the importance of being a regular tithe payer and most importantly to me a more complete understanding and appreciation of the sacrifice made by our Saviour Jesus Christ to offer us the healing powers of the atonement.