Having a big love for fitness from an early age – what was your transition over to the social media?
My transition over to social media started when I was 17 years old when I first made an Instagram account. I used Instagram as a platform to express myself. I would record videos of me doing various exercises at the gym and then post the videos onto my Instagram page. I was very inexperienced at first when it came to Instagram and making quality content. As time went on I started to learn more about how to work Instagram and how I can make my content more entertaining. I also learned how to edit videos. I began to really enjoy making videos and getting reactions from people. Sometimes people would leave really positive comments and it made me feel happy that I was doing something right. I eventually started to take Instagram and my content very seriously. I ended up buying my first camera which was a canon g7x mark ii and even though it was a little pricey I knew it would be a good investment. Over the years my Instagram page has been growing more and more. I love what I do and I’m happy that I found something that I can be so passionate about. I’ve put so much time and effort into my content and building my brand.
Was it a very smooth transition or did you have second thoughts?
So my transition over to social media hasn’t always been smooth. I had to put a lot of hard work into it. I’d spend a lot of nights editing videos or making content for my videos. Also social media can be very time consuming. I spend sometimes up to 5 hours a day on Instagram alone. I’m always learning new things and new ways to make myself and my content better. I just recently bought a new camera which is the Sony A7iii. This was a big investment that cost me over $2,000 for just the camera itself but I feel like it was well worth it. If I can go out of my way to make my content better in any way I will because this is what I love to do.
How does your time in the military influence your fitness work and the other way around?
Ever since I’ve joined the military it has had a very positive affect on my social media. Being in the military has opened more doors for me and helped me connect with a wider audience. Being a United States Marine it’s a part of our job to stay fit. I love being able to incorporate a new style of training into my routine. Sometimes being in the military can take up a lot of time. I just make time the best way I can to continue doing what I love to. I always find time to go to the gym or to workout after work. If you want to achieve your goals in life you have to put time and effort into it. If you want something bad enough you will make time for it.
With fitness being at the peak in society – as a influencer in this field, how do you seek to stand out from the rest or you are doing this for a much more educative and fun motive?
I definitely want to stand out amongst the others in my own way. I just want to be myself and do what makes me happy. The way I make my content is how I like to do things. I want to inspire as many people as I possibly can. It doesn’t matter what other people think about you. Just be yourself and do what makes you happy. I’ve always wanted to do things different. You only have one life so make the most of it. Don’t live your entire life wondering what if? Do it now and work hard. If there’s something that you want to do in life than do it. Don’t let what other people say or do change you. So, in order for me to stand out I’m just going to be myself and continue doing what I love doing. I just want to put a smile on as many people’s faces as I possibly can. If I can leave this earth knowing I did something to make this world a better place than I will know that I did my job.
What’s been the most challenging thing about this new venture?
The most challenging thing about this new venture would be that feeling of having to look a certain way. Fitness is sometimes more mental than physical. I get so overwhelmed with having to look a certain way or how much I weigh and even how much I lift. Somedays I feel like I don’t look as good or I’ll lose weight. These types of things will really get into my head. I feel like it’s especially hard to make content if I’m not feeling at my best because I know that my entire social media is based around myself and how I look. So I feel like I have to always keep that standard and this can be very exhausting sometimes. I love working out and making content. Just like everyone else though I have my good days and bad days. I just try my best to keep a positive mindset.
What else is happening next in Tyler Valenzia’s world?
What’s next for me is that I just got stationed in California. It has been my dream for so long to move to California. There are so many opportunities here. Not only that but fitness is a huge thing in California. I want to start my own fitness brand and continue to make content for people. My life goal is to make a living out of doing this so I can work full time doing what I love to do. I want to explore the world and meet so many people. I have so many dreams and I work on them everyday. I just believe in myself and what I’m doing. I know that if I work hard enough and believe in myself that I will make my dreams come true. That’s something I want everyone to do for themselves. No matter what never give up on your dreams. If you put your heart and mind to it anything is possible.
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