The Fit­ness Artist with Corey Cal­liet

Cal­liet with Corey


Our July Celebrity cover fit­ness ed­i­to­rial is fronted by Corey Cal­liet, Celebrity FIt­ness Trainer to Michael B. Jordan and a num­ber of your fa­vorite ac­tion movie heros. We find out what in­spires him, The Cal­liet Way and how he ap­proaches his work.

This month's cover is with Celebrity Fit­ness Artist/Trainer Corey Cal­liet whose work can be seen on Michael B. Jordan, A$AP Rocky, John Boyega and has been hired by Walt Dis­ney Pic­tures, 20th Cen­tury FOX, Marvel, MGM and Universal to make their stars look larger than life! In ad­di­tion, we have en­joyed see­ing him on both sea­sons of E!'s Re­venge Body with Khloe Kar­dashian. Our shoot took place at Soho's Work Train Fight, as well as around Soho and the LES as we talked with Corey about trans­form­ing his clients, his pas­sions and what we should keep an eye out for next with the Cal­liet Way.

ATH­LEISURE MAG: We loved shoot­ing you for our fit­ness ed­i­to­rial for the July cover - tell us about your body build­ing days, your jour­ney to be­com­ing a trainer and the types of celebs and projects that you have been a part of.

COREY CAL­LIET: If I’m be­ing hon­est, my fit­ness jour­ney started with me try­ing to im­press a girl. Later it be­came an out­let for me dur­ing a time when things weren't the eas­i­est. I started body build­ing and fell in love with the art form of cre­at­ing an aes­thetic with your own body. I be­came my own work of art. Af­ter body build­ing I started work­ing at a lo­cal gym and quickly moved up the ranks as the best trainer there. One day I got a call to work with the cast of Fan­tas­tic Four, and on that set I met Michael B. Jordan. We started work­ing out and hon­estly the rest is his­tory, as they say.

Since then I've moved to LA, con­tin­ued train­ing Mike, got him into the best shape of his life for Creed and Creed 2, was able to work with the cast of Black Pan­ther, and picked up a tele­vi­sion show (Re­venge Body). I'm cur­rently work­ing on sev­eral deals for lots of fit­ness-re­lated projects to get peo­ple fa­mil­iar with The Cal­liet Way so look out for it!

AM: What is the Cal­liet Way and how

did you cre­ate this method?

CC: I based The Cal­liet Way on one con­cept and that is look­ing good. If you look good, you feel good and you do good, but it starts with YOU. The Cal­liet Way starts with a very strong foun­da­tion in fit­ness and from there I work specif­i­cally with each client that I have. I cater their work­outs to achieve their goals. Ev­ery­body is dif­fer­ent and you have to make sure that you are cater­ing to them, their goals and their body types. The big­gest com­po­nent of The Cal­liet Way is hav­ing the right mind­set and the right men­tal­ity be­cause it is im­por­tant that I not only in­spire you to look good, but just to be good over­all.

AM: There is a dis­tinct re­la­tion­ship of trust, in­tu­ition and in­vest­ment be­tween a trainer and their client, how do you go about con­nect­ing with the peo­ple that you work with and de­cid­ing whether there is a con­nec­tion that will be a ben­e­fi­cial pair­ing in work­ing to­gether?

CC: Be­fore any­thing, I get to know my clients on a per­sonal level. I drop my guard and let them into my life so they be­come com­fort­able with me and trust me. Once the trust is es­tab­lished, then I’m able to get down to busi­ness.

I do what most peo­ple don't do. I speak to them. Gen­uinely. I ask them about them­selves, their lives, their day-to­day, their goals, their as­pi­ra­tions and their strug­gles. From there I know who you are and if I can work with you. It all has to start from a REAL place.

AM: We loved the con­cept of this shoot be­cause we wanted to shoot you in and out of the gym, which also in­cluded what it looks like when you're train­ing your clients. We were struck with how you train your clients as if you're a con­duc­tor in a sym­phony as there is a melodic flow to what you do - is there a con­nec­tion be­tween work­ing out and flow?

CC: Def­i­nitely. Work­ing art is what I like to call it, not work­ing out. Fit­ness is an art form just like mu­sic, dance, and paint­ing. All of these art forms re­quire a rhythm and flow so that the en­ergy is right and is vi­brat­ing at the high­est fre­quency. That's how you make mas­ter­pieces.

AM: We loved see­ing you come back to E! Re­venge Body with Khloe Kar­dashian for the sec­ond sea­son of the show. With the first sea­son un­der your belt, what made you want to come back, what takeaways did you have from work­ing with the clients in this sea­son and will we see you for sea­son 3?

CC: I'm for sure com­ing back for sea­son 3!

I would say it's amaz­ing to work with new and dif­fer­ent peo­ple and help them achieve their goals. What made me want to come back is be­ing wit­ness to how much their lives have changed and know­ing that I was a part of that. Hav­ing such a huge plat­form and know­ing that their changes are in­spir­ing change in oth­ers world­wide is in­cred­i­ble.

I have the op­por­tu­nity to in­spire peo­ple all over the world to make a change for the bet­ter and that is just hum­bling in and of it­self. I will al­ways be a part of some­thing like that.

AM: When we shot with you, you were on set with Michael B. Jordan while he filmed CREED 2. When you have long set days, how do you stay in shape around a hec­tic and shift­ing sched­ule - how do you also take time for your­self in these sit­u­a­tions?

CC: Dis­ci­pline, dis­ci­pline, dis­ci­pline. You al­ways have to be in tune with your­self, and know what you want and what you need. Work­ing out is a ne­ces­sity for me. It's like food and wa­ter. Rest is also a ne­ces­sity, though some­times it is lack­ing. I al­ways have to make sure that I re­coup. It was dif­fi­cult at times, but be­cause of the dis­ci­pline I al­ready have I was able to pull through.

AM: We saw via your IG the trailer that you were in front of the cam­era on CREED 2 - will we see more of you in front of the cam­era in up­com­ing films?

CC: Maybe, but I don't know. It's not nec­es­sar­ily a goal of mine. I'd rather be un­scripted than play a role. The only role I want to play is my­self. AM: When you work with ac­tors such as Michael B. Jordan who are in a num­ber of ac­tion movies, how do you cre­ate goals in terms of what their physique will be as he looked in Black Pan­ther and how you pre­pared him for CREED 2?

CC: I just wanted Mike to look like the big­gest, bad­dest su­per vil­lain on the planet. No­body can mess with Mike, but ev­ery­one is go­ing to want to be like Mike. I made sure he was in the best shape ever and you'll see in the film, he looked amaz­ing.

Fit­ness is an art form just like mu­sic, dance and paint­ing. All of these art forms re­quire a rhythm and flow so that the en­ergy is right and is vi­brat­ing at the high­est fre­quency. That's how you make mas­ter­pieces.

AM: What does a Body Trans­for­ma­tion Spe­cial­ist mean?

CC: It’s self-ex­plana­tory. I trans­form bod­ies and it is my spe­cialty. Not ev­ery­one can trans­form a body, and not ev­ery­one has the knowl­edge to do so. I feel like Michelan­gelo — I'm an artist and my clients are my can­vases.

AM: What is the re­la­tion­ship be­tween food/hy­dra­tion, work­ing out, rest, re­cov­ery and hav­ing the right mind­set/goals are all of these needed in or­der to gain the de­sired re­sults?

CC: All of these are needed. If you slack in any of these ar­eas you're not go­ing to get to your goal. You have to make sure that ev­ery­thing stays on point.

AM: In terms of re­cov­ery what do you feel that peo­ple should have on hand when they are work­ing out?

CC: Num­ber One? Wa­ter.

AM: What is cur­rently on your playlist?

CC: Teyana Tay­lor's new al­bum has a re­ally nice feel, but I'm an old soul and have a lot of old R&B on my playlist. (No one knows that so please don't let that get out.) How­ever my over­all fa­vorite is Mi­gos.

AM: When you're trav­el­ing what are 3 things that you have on hand no mat­ter what?

CC: Charger, head­phones and at home work­out equip­ment

AM: When you're in LA where can we find you work­ing out, grab­bing a bite/ cock­tails and where do you shop?

CC: I'm a home­body, but I like to work out at the gym in my build­ing or at Nike HQ. There's also a CrossFit gym that I go to now in my neigh­bor­hood. I'm start­ing to fall in love with CrossFit! If I go shop­ping, I like to keep it sim­ple and visit what­ever mall is clos­est. Oc­ca­sion­ally you may find me out and about at some Hol­ly­wood night­clubs, but it's usu­ally to cel­e­brate some­thing!

AM: What's your per­sonal style in the gym vs what you wear when you're go­ing out with friends and your red car­pet style?

CC: In the gym I'm not try­ing to look cute. I want to be com­fort­able and I want to work out. For events and out on the town, that's a dif­fer­ent story. I al­ways have to look clean and stylish, but very grown man sexy. On the red car­pet you know you're go­ing to catch me in a nice tai­lored suit and some mean shoes.

AM: As we're on the back end of 2018 and plan­ning for Spring 2019 what projects should we keep an eye on that you are in­volved in and what are your goals for the up­com­ing months?

CC: Def­i­nitely keep an eye out for Sea­son 3 of Re­venge Body, and you know you're go­ing to catch me in Creed 2. There are some projects in the works I can’t speak on yet, in­clud­ing some app and merch, so be on the look out for it!

AM: While we were on set with you, we loved the mo­ti­va­tional videos that you did and even in speak­ing with us you're al­ways giv­ing words of en­cour­age­ment and fo­cus while be­ing hum­ble - how im­por­tant has that been to your suc­cess in life?

CC: It's been in­stru­men­tal. As some­one who trans­forms bod­ies, I'll al­ways have to trans­form lives and I have to speak as much as I train. It's im­por­tant to min­is­ter life into other peo­ple — I be­lieve that.

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