Codrut (pronounced as Codroot) always dreamed of becoming a soccer player but due to a form of arthritis, had to quit playing soccer at a competitive level.
In 1987, Codrut emigrated from Romania to Canada where he discovered a new sport - bodybuilding. Codrut was impressed with the physique of the bodybuilders at the time and started to lift weights.
To his surprise, weight training started to affect his arthritis in a very positive way. At that point says Codrut, "I realized that weight training was not a hobby anymore but part of my life!" Codrut wanted to learn more about the science behind exercise. He went to College and completed a 2 year program in human kinetics in addition to obtaining his certification as a personal trainer.
To further his learning, Codrut moved to Calgary in the spring of 2000 to complete a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Codrut says, "ever since weight training became a part of my life positive things have happened. I found a way to quit smoking, stay healthy and started a new career." Codrut is a firm believer that, "exercising brought order and structure to his life and has helped him to accomplish things faster and easier than ever before."