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Callum Bridson

Chasing a career in personal training takes a positive attitude and a desire to learn. That is the advice given to us from Wintec student Callum Bridson.

Having now just finished his first semester in studying a Bachelor of Sports, Callum also keeps himself active by regularly competing in bodybuilding competitions. In the June competitions, Callum came third place in the wheelchair bodybuilding competition.

Callum’s passion to pursue a career in sport started during his time at Fraser High School and he chose Wintec to further his studies to help achieve his vocation goals. “For anyone interested in sport this is a crucial institution to get into,” says Callum. Wintec offers a wide range of avenues to explore in the sport science programme. The overall focus is that it isn’t just about sport; it is a focus on excellence, wellness and health.

“I constantly want to prove to myself that I can do anything I set out to do.” That is the motivation for Callum to continue to work hard and achieve his bodybuilding goals.

In the week build up to the event all sodium and sugar was cut out of his diet and he made sure he trained at least four times a week. Studying at Wintec was a bonus to help him train with having access to A-grade facilities and supportive tutors.

Callum has already completed a Certificate in Fitness Industry Training and is looking forward to achieving his future goal of becoming a personal trainer, all while still avidly competing in further bodybuilding events. There are three more events coming up in the year, with the nationals happening in November.

Last year, New Zealand held its first live nationals event as part of the New Zealand Wheelchair Bodybuilding Federation (NZWBF).