Branden Hayward is a New York City – based personal trainer and nutrition coach. A highly sought, Tier 3+ trainer at Equinox for the first several years of his career, he started his own business in 2015: Sustain Your Change, Inc.

In the Summer of 2017, Branden was ranked #1 on Hornet’s “Best Personal Trainers to Follow on Instagram,” a list which included trainers across the world. 

In the Winter of 2018, Branden wrote and produced a six-part YouTube series combining DRAG comedy, satire, and expert fitness / nutrition tips, “Six Gym/Diet Hacks for Better Sex.”

In the Spring of 2018, Branden’s heartfelt and humorous article on how to body build as a gay man was commissioned and published by supplement company M4M Wellness.

His clients have included RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Miss Fame and Peppermint, as well as individuals of prominence in the industries of music, finance, fashion, modeling and design.

Branden is a high intensity fitness trainer and nutrition coach delivering comprehensive, body-changing workout programs and lifestyle modifications on a personalized and emotional basis. Thanks to his dynamic knowledge of the body, unique ability to motivate, and specialized understanding of how to coach all kinds of clients to lifestyles and eating habits that support their physique goals, Branden’s clients sustainably torch stubborn fat, build head-turning muscle, break through and past plateaus and limits, and earn a significantly higher quality of life.


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“I’ve been training with Branden for nearly a year. I am continually impressed by his knowledge of his craft, his compassion for others, and his ceaseless motivation for me to be the best I can be. Over the course of our training, I have gained – and sustained – a significant amount of new muscle in my chest, shoulders, arms, butt and legs. My back and my abdominals have cuts, creases and definition I had never before experienced.   Branden tailors each workout to align with my goals and is quick and amenable to changing our program based on what I hope to get out of our sessions.

I became familiar with Branden’s work through Instagram and have been so impressed by his holistic approach to wellness.  In addition to our rigorous sessions Branden takes time to craft a individualized nutrition plan to help me reach my goals and sustain my change. My time with Branden has not only improved my physique, but widened my perspective on fitness and living a mindful life.”

Will Hoffman, 27, Public Relations