Dwayne De Vries / Transformation

Dwayne De Vries' amazing MAX'S Challenge transformation

  • Before
  • After



183 cm


Lean & Ripped

Reason to start The Challenge

After stopping playing footy two years ago I’ve fallen into an unhealthy lifestyle. A few too many beers and burgers have made me look like a vending machine with arms. I was impressed by the results of a friend who completed the Challenge and I wanted to step up also. I’m getting married in November and hoping to show up my mates as I’m tired of hearing that I’m batting above my average!

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I was blown away by the level of support I received. The support from the coaches as part of the Platinum challenge was outstanding. They rebuilt my compound lift techniques from the ground up and as a result I got new PB's, and am much stronger. J.D, Helen, and Steve gave me expert personalised advice and guidance based on my weekly videos. Tough training days were made easier knowing I had a fantastic team at my back. The support I received from fellow challengers on facebook was also awesome. It was a huge boost each time I logged in to check-in with everyone else's progress and cheer each other on. It's a really tight knit and encouraging community.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

For me the hardest part of the challenge was attending social events like farewells and birthdays, and being heckled by my mates! They physically bought my favourite beers and placed them in front of me to test me. It was torture, but knowing I had support from the other challengers and coaches got me through.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

The Challenge has changed my life. On a day to day basis, I'm more positive, have more energy, am sleeping better, and am a hundred times healthier. I have a bad back from carrying uneven weight in my job as a police officer, and past injuries, and my back has improved hugely with my lower weight and increased core strength. As a result, I can be more active and enjoy getting out on weekends more. I'm sleeping easier, and my snoring has stopped. My fiance and I are planning on starting a family soon, and I knew I didn't want to do that with an unhealthy lifestyle. Now I've built on my discipline, mind-set, and I've created and maintained healthy habits to keep for the rest of my life.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

Don't hesitate, sign up and then bend over backwards thanking yourself 3 months from now. If you're thinking of going Platinum- I 100% recommend it without hesitation. The Max's team is next level! If you're willing to put in work on your end, they'll guarantee you see outstanding results.

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

Peanut butter protein parfait is everything.

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