Physique transformation specialist Corey Calliet spills his fitness secrets, what it’s like to work with A-listers and what we can expect from him next.
Physique transformation specialist Corey Calliet (@mrcalliet) has been responsible for some of Hollywood’s hottest bodies (think the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and John Boyega). Right now, the self-proclaimed gym rat is gracing the streets of Atlanta while training Michael B. Jordan in preparation for his upcoming role in Creed III. Here, Calliet spills his fitness secrets, what it’s like to work with A-listers and what we can expect from him next.
How did you get into personal training? It started with me. I transformed myself in the gym, which then transferred into every aspect of my life. I experienced the incredible power behind the change and gained a deep passion for the process; at that point, I knew I wanted to share it with others. Word of my work spread, and I had people from all over looking to experience my training methods. This soon turned into transforming A-list celebrities who were filming projects locally in Louisiana, and eventually led me to Los Angeles. When I touched down in L.A., I hit the ground running and haven’t slowed up since.
What’s more satisfying: transforming your own body or a client’s? Transforming my clients has an added satisfaction. It’s knowing I can be a catalyst of change for someone as a direct result of the change I first ignited for myself.
What keeps you motivated? Gratitude. Motivation is an ebb and flow—my gratitude is constant and keeps me going. I am so thankful for what I have gained through persistently pursuing my passion. I can’t stop now!
Craziest transformation? Without a doubt, my own transformation as I can speak to every detail, from the physical changes in strength and aesthetic to the mental and emotional changes in how I approached my days to how my life goals shifted. Every fiber of my being transformed—mind, body and soul. I transformed my body, and it transformed my life.
No. 1 fitness tip? Do not overcomplicate the process. Get moving, change your mind and change your body. In that order. This is how we generate and maintain the mental momentum (formerly known as motivation) to stay consistent with our goals.
What’s it like working with A-listers? Working with A-listers is a very unique experience. We approach training differently from day to day depending on the demands of their hectic schedules; we are constantly assessing and deploying methods to combat the challenges that come our way. The added pressure of deadlines and physique requirements for specific roles keeps me on my toes—I love it.
You used to train on Khloé Kardashian’s E! show Revenge Body. What was the experience like? It was amazing being a part of a show dedicated to transforming people inside and out. All too often, people neglect to respect the true core of any transformation—the mental and emotional. Being able to focus on all facets of positive change and allowing so many others in on the journey was an incredible experience.
Run us through your career trajectory. Where do you see yourself in the future? I have so many exciting projects in the works! I will be opening a state-of-the-art gym in Los Angeles this year and am looking forward to having the opportunity to have a place for people to come and experience my methods in-person. I am also excited to be continuing my journey in acting and film.
Photography by: Bobby Quillard