Meet Batuhan Kaya, or Batu as most people know him. Batu is an avid triathlete and ironman competitor situated on Vancouver Island competing in many national, and international events. He has been an endūr ambassador for over a year, and we finally got a chance to catch up with him and learn a little more about who he is, where he’s been, and how he hopes to inspire people to live an active life.
Q. What makes you stoked about the brand Endur?
A. To be able to live an active lifestyle while meeting amazing people under a comfortable roof. Which is Endur Apparel for me.
Q. What sparked you to become a brand ambassador?
A. I wanted to become an ambassador cause I wanted to be part of a local group of amazing people/athletes. To be able to represent who I am with what’s on my feet.
Q. As a brand ambassador what would you like to see from us in a year?
A. Avocado socks ☺ Jokes aside just keep doing what you guys do the best. I would love to contact with more ambassadors maybe an event where we can all partake.
Q. What are you currently focusing on most in your life right now?
A. My relationship and triathlon/training/learning about the sport and how to influence people in a better way.
Q. What are some struggles that you have overcome in your day-to-day life that you may want others to know they aren’t alone in?
A. Time is valuable and we all choose what we want to do and when we want to. It can get in your way and hurt others but keeping that smile and the positive attitude will get you wherever you want to be. Also financing has been a big part but with the right friends, things go by easily.
Q. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
A. I used to be scared of the dark and I am crazy scared of little insects. Anything literally, smaller they are scarier they get.
Q. Where are you from?
A. I was born in Denizli, Turkey and raised in Istanbul. Moved to Canada in 2013
Q. How old are you?
A. Almost 23 ☺
Q. What are your current dreams or goals you’re working towards (big or small)?
A. To become a person that encourages people to be active. As a personal goal, this year I am working on finishing at top 3 in my triathlon events.
Q. What's your favorite pair of socks endur has released?
A. The Original Floral Socks !! How I found and fell in love with the brand.
Q. Do you have any funny nicknames your friends call you?
A. Turkish Delight. I am thinking of doing a marketing campaign for fun with it maybe ☺
Q. What would be your Spirit Animal and why?
A. Elephant. I got tiny wide feet and I walk really loud … ops… Neighbors use to call me that ☺
Q. What one person did you have on your wall when you were in high school?
A. I can’t remember, probably a soccer player from Galatasaray.
Q. What’s your favourite album right now?
A. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy , just get’s me pumped before races.
Q. What's one album (or song) people would be surprised that you know the words to?
A. Fergie – Fergalicious
Q. What's one song from the 90’s you still listen to regularly?
A. Dr. Alban – No Coke
Q. What's your go to work-out song?
A. Designer – Panda
Q. What's your go-to karaoke song?
A. Again I have to say Fergalicious , my favorite ☺
Q. If you could be in any movie what would it be?
A. 22 Jump Street
Q. When you’re not working what's one thing you love to do?
A. Cooking , I still love cooking
Q. Do you have any hidden talents that you’re willing to share?
A. I am still trying to discover that
Q. Who is your biggest role model?
A. It has changed over the years but my current would be Lionel Sanders
Q. If you could have lunch or dinner with anyone living or dead who would it be?
A. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Q. Favourite food?
A. I wanna say scallops even though I don’t get to eat it as much
Q. Least favourite food?
A. Artichoke hearts probably
Q. If you could teach one subject in school what would it be?
Q. Coffee or Tea?
A. Iced Tea ?
Q. Favourite TV Show of all time?
A. How I Met Your Mother
Q. What's something you’ve always wanted to try but were too scared to?
A. Bungee Jumping , Sky Diving
Q. Where is the coolest place you’ve ever travelled?
A. Amsterdam , Netherlands
Q. Where is one place you would love to visit and why?
A. Bahamas , just the environment there seems amazing and would love to swim , run maybe even stationary bike there ☺
Q. How would you describe yourself to people who don’t know you?
A. I will make you laugh or smile, I love sharing , I can spend all my money on fancy dinners.
Q. What's the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your life?
A. To pack everything and move to Canada, also to take a day flight to Toronto and bar hop by myself for 12 hours and fly back.
Thats it, that's all. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about our fantastic brand ambassador, Batu.