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My real full name is:
James Erdt
This is what I do:
Visionary and Founder of Fitness STAR International, DYNAMO Entrepreneur and Joyzone Inc. Speaker / Author / Success Coach
Within the Fitness Industry, I am:
Fitness Model, Swimwear Model, Fashion Model, Runway Model, Promo Model, Athlete, Sponsored, Magazine Contributor, Fitness Event Organizer, Personal Trainer, Fitness Presenter, Nutritional Specialist, Fitness Business Owner, Nutritional Business Owner, Fitness STAR Sponsor
Within the Fitness Industry, I am also:
Personal Trainer, Fitness Presenter, natural fitness model and competitor plus extreme sports enthusiast.
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This is my personal bio:
James Erdt is the Founder and President of Joyzone Inc. which is an innovative, socially responsible, international organization dedicated to guiding people of all ages in Fitness, Nutrition and Inspiration with leading edge products, speaking and workshops. As a conscious, caring and profitable corporation, Joyzone Inc. believes in leading by example and sharing their message with others, so they too, may live a Healthy Life of Well-Being and JOY!

James is also the Founder and Visionary of Fitness STAR International ( consisting of 4 divisions including Fitness STAR Model Search, Fitness STAR Network ( , Fitness STAR Magazine ( and the Fitness STAR Agency (

James Erdt is a very energetic, passionate and positive individual with a wealth of experience in the Fitness, Graphics and Sales Industries. He is very driven to succeed in all areas of life and is actively involved in continuing education. By supporting and guiding others to becoming successful in their health and wellness goals, he himself finds great joy and fulfillment!

James has 20 years of Sales Experience with multiple sales achievement awards, 15 years experience in the Fitness Industry and 20 years experience as a Graphic Designer / Digital Signage Specialist. He has also owned and operated a Web Development / Graphic Design company for 15 years.

Through James’ experiences as a Personal Trainer and Health Centre Manager, he has been part of the success of over 500 clients on an individual basis.

As a Professional Speaker and Author, James enjoys being able to connect with many people at once in order to guide them in making smart choices regarding healthy active living!

Philanthropically, James Erdt is the CEO of DigiGIVER, The Digital Giving Network ( and he is the ex-Chair of the Board for CYAN - Community Youth in Action Network (, however is still actively involved as a volunteer. He is very passionate about supporting youth between the ages of 14-20, especially those at-risk and who have lost their way.

James Erdt thoroughly loves his plork (play / work) and the results that people achieve with his advice and guidance are incredibly rewarding to him! He has a strong desire and passion for supporting others in achieving their dreams which also allows James to live a purposeful, fulfilled and joyful life!
These are my accomplishments:
Amongst other awards, some of the most notable that James has acquired are being nominated for Canadian Personal Trainer of the Year 2005, Canadian Fitness Manager of the Year 2005, Canadian Personal Trainer of the Month May 2004, Top Individual Personal Training Sale Record holder and the Top 1 Month Revenue Generating Trainer ever in the 26 year history of the largest fitness company in Canada!

- Canada's TOP 40 Under 40 Award Nominee 2009

- Canada's TOP 40 Under 40 Award Nominee 2010

- 1st Place Speaker's Gold Canadian Motivational Speaker Talent Search 2008

- 2nd Place Advanced Fitness Model

- 3rd Place Open Fitness Model

- 7th Place Advanced Fitness Model - Canadian National Championships

Speaking Agency:
Speaker's Gold Bureau

Writer and Contributor:
Fitness STAR Network
Burlington and Oakville SNAP

Xtreme Lifestyle Magazine Contributor:
These are my fitness related goals:
To continue to live a healthy active life and to inspire others to do the same!!!

I also want to continue competing in the future with other fitness event organizations. It's kind of a conflict of interest if I compete with Fitness STAR Model Search seeing that I am the President of the organization. LOL

My best placings have been a 2nd and a 3rd, so I'd really enjoy achieving a WIN! A Fitness Magazine cover would be great as well!!!
My modeling experience(s) list:
- Runway Modeling, Various Events and Shows, Various Agencies and Companies

- Internet Banner Ads, Web Advertisements, for various photographers and fitness event organizations

- Joyzone Personalized Nutrition Plans Ad, Print Modeling for magazine and web advertisement for Joyzone Inc.

- Medistik Ad, Print Modeling for magazine and web advertisement, for Natureteq

- S & H Health Foods Ad, Web Advertisement, for S & H Health Foods Burlington

- California Sun Studios Ad Web Advertisement California Sun Studios Oakville
Other relevant experience I have:
- Statues Alive, Body Painted Event Promotions and Modeling

- Professional Entertainer/Dancer for Various Events, Nightclubs and Shows

- Molson Scream Team, Molson Promotional Events Team

- Speaker's Gold Agency Showcase - Featured Speaker

- Toastmasters, Public Speakers Club

- Canada's Wonderland Electric Circus Dancer, Feature Dancer for Televised Events

- Much Music Video Awards Dancer, Feature Dancer for Televised Event

- Toronto Film Festival After Party Entertainer, Body Painted Event Promotion

- Socially Responsible Fundraising Events, Various Events, Fundraisers and Charities

- XXXY Store Grand Opening, Body Painted Event Promotion

- Elite Fitness Model Competitor Natural Fitness Model Competitions

- Mr.CHIN International Bikini Competitor, CHIN Radio Annual Picnic
These are the sports and/or activities I participate in:
Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Hiking, Inline Skating, Jet Skiing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Running, Sailing, Skiing, Skim Boarding, Skydiving, Snowboarding, Soccer, Table Tennis, Weight Lifting
The modeling opportunities that I am interested in:
Fitness, High Fashion, Infomercial, Magazine, Promotional, Runway, Sports, Tradeshow
I will offer my services for:
Magazine Features, Pay Only, Speaking Engagements, Spokesperson
My competition weight is:
165 lbs.
My chest / waist / hips size in inches is:
42 / 32 / 40
My shoe size is:
My hair colour, length and/or style is:
Blonde and shaved
The languages I speak are:
English and German with some French
My words to live by:
"Passion, drive, persistence and believing in yourself are the key ingredients to becoming successful at anything in life!" ~ James Erdt

James Erdt Photos, Events and Related Posts:

Behind the Scenes with Fitness STAR Model Search and Founder/President James Erdt...

One of my fave shows to date: Fitness STAR Model Search WC 2013...

Your Best Self Radio Interview with FSI President James Erdt by Marcos Mendosa

Click on the play button below to listen to the live recording of Audrey Vanderstoop sharing a conversation with the Founder and President of Joyzone Inc., Fitness STAR International and DigiGIVER, James Erdt about living in the Joyzone, healthy fitness and nutrition tips plus a glimpse into the life challenges he has faced to overcome addictions, negative environments and near death situations as a young man to thrive, give back and live a life of Well-Being and JOY!!!

James Erdt's Blog

ONLINE CASTING CALL for the FS Model Agency...

Fitness STAR Model Search announces the Fitness STAR Model Agency—a boutique Modeling Agency based in Toronto, Canada that SPECIALIZES IN REPRESENTING INTERNATIONAL FEMALE AND MALE FITNESS MODELS, ATHLETES, ATHLETIC FASHION MODELS as well as SPORTS-SPECIFIC TRAINERS.

WE ARE SCOUTING FEMALE AND MALE FITNESS MODELS TO CONSIDER FOR OUR ROSTER OF TALENT and to develop, market, and promote to place in a variety of commercial and artistic venues: Magazines and…


Posted on October 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

SUPER GOOD TIMES at the Fitness STAR 7th annual XMAS Party...

Havin' a blast with TEAM FSI at the 7th annual Fitness STAR XMAS Party!! Good times with Darrin RobinsonMatthew NelsonSimon Allen and the NEW FSI CEO …


Posted on December 13, 2014 at 12:20pm



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Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:07pm



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We invite you to JOIN the DYNAMO Entrepreneur Tribe and become part of the NEW movement for positive change on earth……


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At 12:45pm on January 15, 2015, Christina said…

Hi James!! Long time no speak. I hadn't been active on this page yet but after a brief talk with Micheal I am re inspired. Feel free to check out my page as I just updated some pictures and information. Looking forward to the opportunities we can create. Take care.

At 4:19pm on June 29, 2014, Peru Morena said…

Hi James,

I just want to say thanks for the comment.And that 2 of my pics made the top 100. I appreciate it. ;) 

At 11:00pm on November 13, 2013, KRISTYN DEKKER-DAVIES said…
Hi James! Thank you so much for your input! My apologies for getting back to you so late. I am definitely interested in competing and creating a name for myself through your website and the networking your site has to offer. Thanks and hope to see you soon! :)
At 3:00am on July 20, 2013, Quincy Williams said…

James, thanks for the friend request.  I look forward to coming to Canada and hitting the stage in a few weeks.  I'm flat out excited about it. First time in Canada for an AMAZING event.  #can't wait

At 5:21pm on July 19, 2013, Michelle Turney said…

Thanks you James!! I am really looking forward to my first competition! Lots of hard work but I love it! See you in Winnipeg!

At 8:08am on July 2, 2013, Michelle Turney said…

Yes!! Really looking forward to it!! Going to be doing the workshop here this weekend too!!  Should be a very exciting summer with lots of hard work!

At 5:22pm on January 24, 2013, Jon Cegielski said…

Thanks again.  BTW, I tried to add you on FB but they have me on a temporary block from adding friends  :(

At 6:43pm on November 20, 2012, Amanda Branigan said…
Thanks so much for the feature FS!
At 4:32pm on November 20, 2012, Brandon Crowe said…
You know it. Competing in Level 3 in March. Going PRO for sure.
At 5:46pm on November 19, 2012, Chelsea Rylander said…

WHHHOOOTT WHOOOT super pumped to be featured!
Thats awesome, thanks a million.



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