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Meet Jeremy Berumen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jeremy Berumen.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Wow. It’s a task to keep it brief but I’ll do my best. To start with, I’m from California, and I don’t mean that I was just born here, I mean that I’ve literally lived up and down the state. From being born in Los Angeles, raised in San Francisco, starting my career in Fresno, and working my way back down through Orange County and ending up in San Diego. I’d like to think that I’ve been privy to the different vibes and communities that California has to offer.
In my early 20s I lived in Central California and it was there that I began a career in the Fitness Industry as a Personal Trainer. In truth, I kind of fell into the job. Being that I was always an overweight kid, I began to work out a lot and pay more attention to nutrition in order to better myself in adulthood. As chance would have it, my personal interests aligned with a job opening at Bally Total Fitness, and there began my journey into the professional world of Health and Fitness.

It was only some years later when I began my career as an Athletic Director for Wellspring Academies, a therapeutic boarding school for overweight teens, that I would start to see the far-reaching detriments of mainstream media on our children. Being that I worked with teenagers, I was constantly exposed to behavioral issues that were the byproducts of a generation that didn’t value themselves simply because of how they looked.
I spent a great 5 years at that job, during which I had other opportunities, like being on the Dr Phil Show. I also got to do a weekly Fitness Segment for NBC, it was a live TV segment that last a year and a half. After a time of being there though, I started to see something, that we have an entire health culture built upon the backbone of insecurity and ambiguity about Health.
After leaving Wellspring, I moved to Southern California and worked as a Personal Trainer once again. I had a stint in Orange County for about a year before I moved to San Diego. Initially, I was an Educator for the company that brought me to SD. I got to travel the world teaching courses and workshops for aspiring Health Practitioners. But once again, I started to see something; for all the information that I brought to these workshops, I began to believe that the concept of Health isn’t as objective as some people would believe. It isn’t about having chiseled abs, or being able to run fast or lift heavy. It isn’t even about living a long life or one free of alcohol, cigarettes, red meat or sugar. It’s none of those things and yet it’s all of those things. The concept of health is as unique and subjective as every human on the planet.
And so it was that three years ago I started a media company called TrainMe Media. A production company specifically aimed at helping great Health and Fitness Practitioners get better connected with the audiences that can truly appreciate them. I recognized that there was a gigantic gap between Health and Wellness Professionals, and their ability to use social media to attract audiences. So, this is where I ended up. I try to do the most good by building bridges for everyone, not just for myself as a stand-alone Fitness Coach,

Please tell us about your art.
I appreciate the fact that someone can look at what I do as an art form, because that’s exactly what it has to be. When I work with a client, there so many factors to look at, to simply do one thing: Tell their story.

By using the mediums of Film making, photography, coaching and community outreach, I help Health and Wellness Professionals become better integrated with their online and offline environments. That might include something as simple as a tasteful promo, or more often than not, a comprehensive portfolio that practitioners can use as the face for their social media landscape. I teach them the ins and outs of promoting themselves on social platforms and how to use the full extent of Social Media to diversify their income. For some of my clients, I book workshops and community events that increase their exposure and help them get connected with the “right” audience.

The message is simple: The pursuit of health is a unique experience, and there are great Educators, Healers, Movers and Teachers that people have yet to discover that can help them with that experience. My mission is to guide that interaction and allow people to find the help that they deserve.

Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
Social Media is my world, and the social stratosphere has changed everything. I think everyone is an artist on some level, especially the Health and Fitness Professionals that I work with. The problem is that technology advances so exponentially fast that people obviously have a tough time keeping up. My role is to stay up to date on these events so I can be better at helping my clients so that they can help their clients,

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My website is Trainmemedia.com and my Instagram handle is @jeremyberumen I often display the latest and greatest of my works on these two platforms. People can support my work by supporting themselves. Taking ownership of their health and seeking out the best professionals that they can find, usually I’m already working with them.

Contact Info:

  • Website: trainmemedia.com
  • Phone: 9493656485
  • Email: Jeremy@trainmeinc.com
  • Instagram: @jeremyberumen
  • Facebook: @trainmemedia

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Jeremy Berumen

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