A former collegiate athlete at Chapman University, Austin Pyka won defensive player of the year in 2018. He then went on to becoming a high school football coach and in the meantime transformed his own body from an athletic build to a bodybuilder aesthetic in less than a year, ultimately loving the process of transforming a physique through proper diet and exercise. Because of his extensive background, his expertise is in athletic training and bodybuilding. At Inspire Fitness Studios Austin takes a comedic approach to his training style by introducing us to an alter ego named “DJ Bronson”, a highly energetic jokester who loves an electronic playlist. From time to time DJ Bronson makes an appearance in Austin’s workouts, giving you one uniquely fun experience.
What name do you like to go by?
I have three different personalities:
Bronson, used around 80% of the time
Pyka, used around 18% of the time
Austin, used around 2% of the time**
**How did you get into fitness? **
Starting sports at a young age drove my love for working out and fitness.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to go hang out at the bar, and by bar I mean the barbells at the gym because you know I’m getting that workout in on the weekends too.
What inspires you?
Seeing what the human body can transform into, by the means of hard work, dedication and consistency.
What’s your pre-workout routine or ritual?
Depending on the mood I am in, I’ll choose the necessary playlist, which can be anywhere between Jack Johnson, Lil Wayne, Mozart or some hardcore, western European EDM to hype me up and get me in the zone. Then I’ll take some form of caffeinated drink usually bang energy drink to pump me up. Then on the days I have a very challenging workout, I’ll yell at myself in the mirror for around 3 minutes in the third person to increase my testosterone before the workout.
What has motivated you to become a trainer?
I have always loved working out, and have a passion for learning new and challenging ways to workout and what to help others achieve their fitness goals.
How do you motivate others?
I have always been a lead by example kind of leader on the football field, and the gym. I feel working hard and showing results from that hard work motivates others to achieve similar goals.
**What are your 5 favorite songs from your workout playlist?
It changes every month but currently:
Put your money on me
Wagon wheel **
What “healthy” food do you hate?
None, I will eat whatever is necessary for gains. Flavor doesn't matter only results do.
What are you most proud of?
Winning Defensive Player of the Year for my conference during my senior year of football at Chapman University.
**Where can everyone find you? (favorite place, and all active social media handles) **
You can always find my at the gym.
What are some of your goals?
To continue growing in bodybuilding and eventually competing in shows.