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Jacques “Jay” Schaub

I AM ALFA because I have a big heart. I stand strong in the face of adversity. I was born and raised in South Africa. Recently, I decided to permanently make the move to Canada.


Photography by: ALI SOHRAB

Shoot Location: GYMBOX

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Recently, I decided to permanently make the move to Canada to live with my girlfriend, and be closer to my family (who have been living here since 2010). I have an international military, policing, and security background.

I am now working in Canada, and going to University to further my education and achieve my career goal of becoming a police officer in Vancouver. I recently started competing as a men’s physique athlete.


Are you a Trainer? If yes, what does it mean to you to train your clients? Yes, I am a trainer. I have found that personal training is about much more than just the workouts. I aim to help my clients reach their goals, inside and outside of the gym. I try to not only be an amazing trainer for my clients, but also an amazing friend.

I AM ALFA because I have a big heart. I am a role model to those around me, I stand strong in the face of adversity, and I choose to be different.

What are the most rewarding things that Fitness has brought you?

Fitness has completely changed my life. Fitness has shown me that with hard work and discipline, you can achieve anything, and I can now apply this to all aspects of my life. Fitness has also introduced me to a community of like-minded people, many of whom have become my close friends.

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