My name is Colin Wayne and I’m a 24-year old fitness model, SHREDZ Sponsored athlete and entrepreneur. I’m from Huntsville, AL, but I have fans and followers from all over the world and it has all come from my undying dedication to fitness.
I’m a former U.S. Army military policeman and I enlisted when I was 17. I went to the Middle East twice in defense of our nation and it was during my second stint that my life drastically changed. I picked up weight lifting as a hobby and stress reliever and it ignited my passion for fitness. During that same tour, I was badly injured in a rocket attack, from which there is still shrapnel in me today.
From that injury came a determination to prove to myself, the military and the world, that nothing is going to be able to hold me back. I hit the gym harder than ever before and transformed my body so drastically that I’ve been on the cover of magazines worldwide, and I’m currently sponsored by SHREDZ Supplements, the fastest growing brand in the health and fitness industry. I am a National Physique Committee competitor and recently was 1/6 online winner for the online Muscle and fitness model search in Las Vegas.
My favourite part about being in my position is helping other people achieve their fitness goals and take their bodies to places they never thought possible. I give out fitness advice all the time and the two main things I tell people are train hard, rest and eat as lean as possible. You’ve got to be smart about your fitness. Identify your goals and create a plan for how you’re going to get there. If you need help, SHREDZ offers fitness and diet coaching from certified personal trainers and certified nutritionists for people at all levels of fitness. Lay out which muscle groups you’re going to target on which day and how you’re going to train them.
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