Almost from the moment he started his journey at Florida A&M, Bryan Squires has become a well known face around campus.
After receiving the Fredrick C. Branch Marine ROTC scholarship, Squires had an open door to a selection of universities. After research and a nine-hour drive from his home in Raleigh, N.C. to the annual Spring Preview ,he felt he was destined to be a Rattler.
Squires is a sophomore business administration student with aspirations to start his own gym and become a personal trainer after doing his 20 years of service as a pilot in the Marine Corps. He has been turning his dreams into a reality by making his passion — fitness — into a program.
Co-founders Squires and Pierre Alsint started Bryan and Pierre Fitness hoping to reach people and motivate them to exercise. They started off as friends and became business partners after taking a leap of faith with their passion for fitness.
“We don’t work out, we out work. This applies to every area of our lives, not just physical fitness. No matter who you are, no matter your goals in life, if you are willing to out work the obstacles in front of you, you will succeed,” Squires said.
They have started training groups and have established their program via instagram (b.pfitness) where they make work out challenges, give tips and dietary advice for followers. They want the program to grow larger and eventually become a campus club to provide longevity after the founders graduate. In the near future they hope to have work-out plans, social events, training sessions, promotional paraphernalia, and more.
Alsint said, ”We both enjoy the grind and want to share that same passion and grind with others. We are starting new virtual initiatives along with other fitness trainers to continue the fitness wave.”
Not only has Squires touched people through fitness but simply just being involved on campus and impacting the lives of people who surround him. He befriended Michael Fussell, a transfer student, and took him under his wing so he could experience the Ins and outs of FAMU.
“Bryan has impacted my life by being available as a friend to me and someone that I can communicate with about anything. He always pushes me to go outside of my comfort zone in a continuous effort to be the best version of myself.” Fussell said.
Squires is also part off the Navy ROTC program (Marine Corps option), Big Brother Little Brother mentoring program, serves as an associate justice in the Judicial Branch for SGA, and Kingsman Club member.