BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati recently spoke to AOL‘s Noisecreep about his newly opened training facility called Rise Above Fitness in Huntington Beach, California.
Rise Above Fitness is described as a “fully functional training facility for everyone, from the serious athlete to people who just want to get in ridiculous shape.” Its mission is “to inspire and change peoples’ lives by promoting a rise above attitude and lifestyle.”
“I started working on my body back when I was in high school,” Schieppati tells Noisecreep. “I played baseball back then and I hated lifting weights with my team. I despised it. I remember when we would go into the gym to do that I would try to find ways to get out of it. But then towards the end of my sophomore year, I started learning more about the science of it and how the weight training helped my baseball skills,” remembers Schieppati.
“After high school, I started losing interest in the weight training stuff. But I got back into it towards the end of my junior year in high school. At that point I had stopped playing baseball and I needed something to replace that physical exertion that I got from it. It was a way to get out my aggression. It comes from the same place as my need for playing music does — being heartbroken. Being in a band has helped me get through all of my anxieties and heartbreak and so does working out.”
When asked about how he’s managed to stay fit on tour, Schieppati said, “The first couple of tours I went on, I didn’t work out. I just didn’t think I would be able to or find the time to even do it. Luckily I was in my early 20s and I was able to maintain my body. But on those two tours I found myself being cranky all the time. I then realized it was from not working out. I knew I had to do something about it. So I started with pushups. I would do 500 of those and then 500 sit-ups a day. Then I started bringing out a couple of dumbbells and eventually figured out a routine that worked on tour.”
All training at Rise Above Fitness is done by Schieppati and his staff.
For more information, visit www.riseabovefitnessoc.com.