Carter Stupyra Personal Trainer at Body by Choice Training in Grand Rapids MI -

Carter Stupyra

Personal Trainer

I am incredibly honored and excited to be part of the Body By Choice Training Team!

Sports and athletics have always been a huge factor in my life from baseball to wrestling and football to Rugby, so I’ve always found athletics and the values they bring to be a crucial part of character building and development. Coming out of high school my plan was to play football as an offensive lineman at the collegiate level, and when I declined that offer, I was stuck with far too much extra weight that I no longer needed. Always being heavier-set growing up I was accustomed to carrying a large amount of extra weight on me, and I begrudgingly accepted that I was going to look and feel the way I did for the rest of my life.

There was one day where I decided that enough was enough and that I not only wanted to look better, but more importantly, feel better; and that’s when things changed. After many months of health research, exercise programs, nutrition improvement and hard work, I was able to lose 75+ pounds in a matter of a few years. This was the first time in my life I was losing weight and feeling great, and this is exactly why I became a personal trainer: to get people the results they’ve always wanted.

I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Communication Studies with an emphasis in Health Communications. Through this, I was able to study multiple areas of business and communications such as management, sales and public relations, while specializing in health communication systems which involves health education, public health & health promotion. This, paired with my personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), has allowed me to utilize my knowledge and passion for fitness and healthy lifestyle to build a connection with others while delivering exceptional personal training services that go beyond the standard 60-minute session.

As I continue to learn and grow within my education of health & fitness, I’m working towards becoming a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS), and becoming specialized in Corrective Exercise and Nutrition Performance. With these, I plan to pair the knowledge I learn within these courses with my own personal experiences to work one-on-one with clients to help them see and feel the results they’ve always wanted. When I’m not training you can find me hiking, at the beach, watching sports and (trying to) play guitar!