my first time...
Hi, my name is Rob and I’m the founder of BPM Fit. My love for EDM stems all the way back to the year 2000, when my middle school friend Chris burned me a copy of his favorite CD: Trance Allstars Worldwide. Within the first week, I had listened to the entire album more times than I could count. Although I had no idea what Trance music was at the time – and I don’t even think the music genre was officially referred to yet as EDM — the sounds I heard were so beautiful, positive, and uplifting. I felt as though the music was made just for me, I was officially hooked. Since then, I have been obsessed with trance music and all things EDM.
I listen to EDM all day, every day — in my car during my commute, in the office working, at the gym working out, chilling by the pool on my days off — basically any chance I get. If I’m not going about my daily life with EDM blasting in the back, my friends and I can be found at our local venues seeing our favorite DJs. We book out our festivals months in advance, and have been to nearly every major music festival together.
I love everything about the EDM industry—the music, the events, the culture, and most of all, the people. It’s safe to say, I’m a fanatic.
my fitness journey
The only thing in my life that might compete with EDM is fitness. As a child, I always struggled with my weight. However, it wasn’t until high school that I really let myself go. Years of playing video games, eating fast food, and relying on energy drinks to keep it all going had left me overweight, lethargic, and unhappy with my body. I simply didn’t have the knowledge I needed to make a change then, and so, it continued into my freshman year of college.
After years of being embarrassed to take my shirt off around others and lacking the confidence and the energy that my peers had, I was finally fed up. Despite my busy schedule pursuing my college degree, I decided to dedicate what little free time I had left (when I wasn’t at EDM shows), to learning all I could about fitness, nutrition, and exercise. I spent every free moment I had trying different exercise classes, reading books on weight training, and studying research papers on nutrition science. I was committed to making a change, and being technically minded, I was methodical about it.
As I began to experiment in the kitchen and the gym, the results started to come, slowly at first, but then more consistently. It wasn’t long before I was on my way to building the lean, fit body of my dreams, and with it my confidence started to build too.
Fast forward 10 years...
I am now a business owner, running one of the top renewable energy, solar PV engineering companies in the United States. I am also a fitness expert and lifestyle coach, where I help busy professionals build and maintain the body of their dreams through comprehensive exercise and nutrition plans.
Through it all, I have still maintained my same love and passion for EDM.
the creation of bpm fit
“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain
This website is the culmination of all aspects of my life: my sense of community recognizing a shared love for fitness in my fellow EDM fans, my methodical business mind finding a solution gap/need, and my passion wanting to combine the two loves of my life into one platform – BPM Fit.