18 Nov Episode #299: Bryan Baia & Calvin Martin Step Brothers
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Pete Moore: This is Pete Moore on halo talks and YC. I have the pleasure of having the energy, the excitement, the effort Calvin and Brian coming in from step-brothers excited to hear how they’re doing. We got them both coming out of COVID strongest recovery of all time. Welcome to the show
Bryan Baia: What’s going on for you. Thanks for having us.
Pete Moore: So Calvin, why don’t you start off, give us a little bit of the background here on how you guys are related, how you guys grew up and why you’re still working together.
Calvin Martin: Oh, shoot. Ah, well, same mom, different dad. No, I’m joking. Just the other day. Just the other day, we have done a fair together after we got done teaching a class and obviously stepbrothers is the name, whatever, and then we’re getting ready to hop on a ferry and he looks at it. He’s like, are you guys brothers? And we just kind of looked at each other like this, this thing is meant to be man. You know what I mean? When Brian and I go, we go way back. So we’re, we’re both from upstate New York. We worked together in the same gym. Back in 2014, we had a mutual friend who recruited us, both. Brian had already been there and I just came back from living in New York city my first time. And we just hit it off. Same personalities, both Geminis people realized that we had the same sense of humor. And from there, it really just, it started to grow a lot of the females in the gym noticed that Brian and I had a rather unique set of glutes. So we said, it. And we measured them one day. And on top of everything else that we have in common come to find out, we both have 44 inch glutes. I mean, talk about that as far as he’s concerned,
Pete Moore: I don’t know if they track that on ancestry.com, but that’s a little bit weird dude,
Bryan Baia: You? Wait, you and Dave didn’t you guys never measured your glutes before.
Pete Moore: Yeah, I mean, we will have today. I mean, I got to, I got to go to the home Depot and see if I can get one of the big ones that they use. I’m
Bryan Baia: Telling you it’s a game changer.
Pete Moore: It’s a game challenge to have other people around when I do it though.
Bryan Baia: Well, if you need ride it out to be there to show you guys how it works, I mean, we’re more than happy to lend it.
Pete Moore: I would rather I’d rather do a podcast first. See how this goes and then we’ll take the, the glute hangout next
Bryan Baia: The minutes. We’ll see what this is all about. And if you pass the test and we’ll be over in about 45
Pete Moore: Wanting to all this podcast, man, at any time abruptly, abruptly without warning.
Bryan Baia: Yeah. So, I mean, yeah, you take, maybe take the good thing out of it and I’ll keep it in.
Pete Moore: Yeah. We’ll keep it in. Then we’ll go on straight, no matter what happens. There’s no edits to this. I’m guaranteed. So, so Brian, what were you doing at the time? How’d you get to the city and you know, give us a little bit of the chronology here.
Bryan Baia: Yes. I mean, it was 2013 when me and Cal first came together and we trained through that next year, 2014. And then I made the decision to come down to New York city January 20, 15, trained at, at Equinox spread on park avenue for street three and a half years, actually almost four years. So that’s where I really got my start and started meeting people and making a name for myself in the L by that time, you know, I was ready to go privately did the private business, which I’m currently in right now. And then by that time, Cal was back in the city for at least, you know, three or four years. And that’s really what we were ready to set out to do. Eventually it was like bound to happen, where we wanted to come together and, you know, do this thing together. So,
Pete Moore: So before we move on, I’m an avid soccer goalie now retired. So you have on your LinkedIn, which is awesome that you’re a summer camp, a soccer counselor. Got to bring that up. Let’s talk about soccer for at least 60 to 90 seconds.
Bryan Baia: Yeah, I least. Yes. That’s the thing. A lot of people don’t think at all that I’m a soccer player, but that was my sport. Growing up. A lot of people think I was a wrestler or a football player just because I got 18 inch biceps not going to brag or anything, but soccer was really what like made me an athlete and I, you know, I did well. I was, I was a mid-back I loved play defense.
Pete Moore: We were stopper stoppers stop dude, goalie, man. So you were like my best friend’s negative. You’ll keep her bro. I got it. I don’t care how big your biceps I could use my hands.
Speaker 4: Exactly. You can use your actual hands
Pete Moore: Yeah. That’s why I started playing goalie. Cause I’m like, hold on. No else. I use my hands. It seems like pretty big benefit and I’ll have to run and I was eating a lot of. Thanks to guys like you.
Bryan Baia: Yeah, man. I, I always best friend always the goal is best friend.
Pete Moore: So how did that, you know, you’ll getting in and you know, we, we wrote this book, Dave and I, and, and this my caricature is time to win. Again. We talked about team sports and taking all of the traits of running a winning team and infusing that into a business. You know, now you’re doing it with your stepbrother. What do you think? Some of the key takeaways from being the stopper and you know, the last line of defense, except for me, you know, and you know, making sure that the team doesn’t lose and then let it let other people win. How do you kind of think through that as an analogy?