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ROBERT
LINKUL
CURRENT TITLE:
Certified Personal Trainer,
Owner of Be STRONGER Fitness

COMPANY NAME:
Be STRONGER Fitness

CERTIFICATIONS:
NSCA-CPT *D, CSCS*D,
AlphaStrong Master
Sandbag Instructor

EDUCATION:
BS, Kinesiology, California
State University of
Sacramento; Masters in
Personal Training/Sports
Science, United States
Sports Academy

FAVORITE EQUIPMENT:
AlphaStrong Sandbags!
Multiple use, durable,
portable and challenging
for our clients.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"A part-time effort equals a
part-time result." We need
to be all in on our career
path as fitness professionals
and remember it's not a job,
it's a career.

CONTACT INFO:
Robertlinkul@gmail.com
Facebook: /robertlinkul
www.beSTRONGERfitness.com

he approaches his career and greater purpose.
In his own words, "I saw a system that forced
me, as an inexperienced and unprepared trainer, into a position that ended in failure and asked
myself "why." Why did I start my career this way?
I knew there must be a better way to development myself as a professional."
Realizing that his poor introduction to the
industry was an experience that is far too common, Robert has made it part of his mission to
change the way fitness professionals conduct
themselves as professionals, from ensuring
trainers work within a professional scope of
practice as well as how to implement proper

business strategies. He has since mentored
hundreds of personal trainers and students on
taking the proper steps to start off their careers. At the core of all advice he offers, he
always returns to the value of asking why. He
affirms, "[Asking why] places emphasis on the
task at hand and instills a deeper purpose to
their actions that is not easily forgotten."

CHALLENGES SHAPE THE MAN
The more impressionable benchmarks of Robert's success may not be his success with his
Sacramento studio, Be STRONGER Fitness, or
even how he's earned himself an international

reputation in some of the most reputable organizations. The more extraordinary part of his
story is how he's challenged the question of
"why" when faced with personal challenges.
In 2008, he ruptured a disc in his back that
required surgery. Having never been injured,
the experience was eye-opening for him and
drastically shifted the way he trained his clients.
The following year, he was diagnosed with a
rare form of lung cancer (carcinoid tumor) that
had been growing in his chest for eight years.
A massive surgery removed half of his left lung,
followed by more than ten punctures in his lungs
(pneumothorax) and over two months in the

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