Iron Warrior — Shawn Toussaint

Can the Iron lifestyle change more than just a pair of biceps?  Can it also change a life?

My life was not what I had expected it to be when I first embarked on the journey of becoming a physique athlete. I had recently been divorced from my wife of 6 years. I was not eating well. I was eating donuts and chocolate everyday to compensate for a feeling of un-fulfillment in my life. And to top it all off, I was bored with my current exercise routine and was in desperate need of a change.

I believe it was in the summer of 2010 when my friend Nate suggested that I give bodybuilding a try. He thought it would provide the discipline and regimen I needed in my life during a time of personal struggle. He also thought that the bodybuilding lifestyle would infiltrate the rest of my life and have a positive affect on everything from my business to my personal relationships. I said lets do it; I have nothing to lose.

After 35 years, I finally found my sport.  I’ll be living the bodybuilding lifestyle for the rest of my life!

— Shawn Touissaint

Nate’s Notes:  Since Shawn picked up the Iron lifestyle, his life has dramatically changed for the better.  Physique-wise?  Sure.  The dude has gained about 15 pounds of muscle while dropping body fat.  He also stepped on stage for an international natural bodybuilding competition.

But more importantly, his life seems to be back on track.  His energy and mood are much better.  And his business is taking off.   Shawn has scored two paid modeling jobs and two professional photo shoots over the last 6 months.  His personal training business is off the hook.  In a time where many trainers are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, Shawn is now turning people away.  His clients are getting great results with the switch to bodybuilding-style training/eating.  And his enthusiasm is spreading like wildfire throughout our gym.

Can the bodybuilding lifestyle change your biceps?  Sure.  Can it change your life?  Absolutely.

To connect with Shawn you can visit his Facebook page.

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