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Whitney Reid

He’s the National Sales Director here at BPI Sports, but his career in fitness started long before he earned that title. We sat down to question him about the path that brought him here, and what he learned along the way.

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Whitney Reid

He’s the National Sales Director here at BPI Sports, but his career in fitness started long before he earned that title. We sat down to question him about the path that brought him here, and what he learned along the way.

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Whitney Reid

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Whitney Reid: “How I Turned Fitness into a Career”

My roommate at the time was Chris Bryant and he’s an IFBB Pro. He was training for his pro card back then, so I would diet with him and do the cardio when he would compete at a show. All of a sudden, I started getting in really good shape, and I didn’t know that I looked like that. I was always just big. Even when I was 200 lbs. I was lean, but I wasn’t super muscular and ripped. So that became extremely addictive. I would see the changes, and I could manipulate things and look a certain way, and I was like, “This is fascinating!” So I wanted to see how far I could push that. This was in 2006 when Chris won the USAs, I basically trained and dieted as if I was gonna do the show. So I show up at the show and I’m shredded. I’m like 210 lbs. and I was in the best shape I’d ever been in in my life. That’s when one of the guys from the magazines, it was Muscular Development, said “Hey let’s take some test photos.” That weekend the owner of the magazine offered to fly me to LA and put me on the cover. So that was my way of getting into the industry. Then after that, I took that magazine cover, and I mailed it to every other publication. This is 2007, 2008, so this is right before social media got huge. So I took that magazine cover, and I mailed it to Muscle & Fitness, IronMan, Men’s Health… every magazine I could think of. And one by one they started contacting me. Within a year and a half, I’d had a cover for every magazine on news shelves.

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