Shawn-Collin before and after

Starting point: When I first started at The Studio (MDR) I was, how do I put it ... WEAK! Seriously. I could barely keep myself up during my first class. It was sad. I thought I was in shape, but I was wrong! I was what I like to call "skinny fat". I was "soft" and pretty much mushy everywhere. I walked around quite insecure in my body; hiding my body with layers to make myself look more "in shape." After my first workout, I made a choice to change. I committed myself with a full body "yes," stepping into the unknown, ready and willing to fight for my perfect body temple. All the trainers pushed me and supported me along the way. I am truly grateful for The Studio (MDR). It has changed my life forever.

Right now: It's awesome to see how much I have changed. I have arms, I have abs, I have a BUTT! (Ha!) It's amazing. I receive countless compliments about my body all the time now. I am no longer "mushy." I am fit and stronger than ever. I set a personal record the other day with Lindsay: I held a plank for 5 minutes and 30 seconds! It was a HUGE victory not only for body, but for my soul. I know now that I am capable of much more than I could have ever imagined before. I am capable of greatness.

The transformation: The biggest change in my life since beginning to workout at The Studio (MDR) is in my confidence. Yes, my body has transformed from little boy into that of an athlete. But for me, it is much more than that. I walk into a room now owning my body. Every single bit of it. I stand taller, I smile more, I even DATE more! It's hilarious how much my love life has changed. In all seriousness though, it's the small victories I have enjoyed the most. I know that as I step into 2013, I can do anything I set my mind to. My goal now is to inspire as many people as I can to do what I have done. To look fear in the eye and say "I don't care what you say... I am going to do this!" Thank you Lisa and Ky for creating a space for me and countless others to transform. I will be eternally grateful.