Justin Barnes / Transformation

Justin Barnes' amazing MAX'S Challenge transformation

  • Before
  • After



180 cm


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Reason to start The Challenge

My mum passed away at 43 years old unexpectedly relating to mental health in 2017.
This caused me to cope with my emotions by eating bad foods and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. Before this I was training 6 days a week, 78 kilos and in the peak goal strength and weight in my life.
I’m embarrassed because none of my clothes fit, friends and family comment about my weight gain, and I feel anxious to go out in public.
I have joined this challenge as this hopefully assists and pushes me back into a healthy lifestyle. I also want to prove people wrong who have made fun of my weight.

What did you like most about The Challenge?

The challenge was one of the best things I’ve done in my life. I was stuck in a spiral of alcohol, bad food and unhealthy habits.
This challenger along with the coaches and other participants helped me push through 12 weeks and come out the other side on top.
The best thing about the challenger is the social media aspect and seeing other participants adding there progress and the constant support of not feeling alone.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

No alcohol.
I managed to stop alcohol for 12 weeks which I found the hardest for me.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

The impact has been positive, positive, positive, and more positive. My moods have greatly increased and I enjoy my days far more. My family and friends have been so supportive and are so happy with my results. My lifestyle has switched from drinking alcohol and having bad foods to drinking soda water with lime and having a mince burger. I feel confident and have less anxiety about my body. I have enjoyed every aspect of this challenge.

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

I was once in you’re position. Reading information about max challenge and looking at peoples before and after photos, this can be daunting and a lot of information to take in. But I can assure you, the results speak for them self. There are no special tricks or photoshops. This is a challenge with great coaches who understand the fitness game and push you to you’re best. The coaches assist to your needs involving injury, age and fitness experience.
This challenge is an environment where you have support from coaches and other participants. There is no negativity and it’s a fun 12 weeks.
One thing I noticed and people will say? It’s too expensive.. my answer to you and to them. You can’t put a price on health and fitness. Every penny you spend is 100 percent worth it. I’ll see you in the next challenge!

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

Thanks to the coaches and everyone involved behind the scenes. You guys run a great program and should be super proud of yourselves. Thanks heaps guys.

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