Dissident Spotlight: Gerry Edwards July 16, 2017 12:01

What made you first get into fitness?

I was 300+ lbs, on the verge of diabetes and has high blood pressure — living a very unhealthy biker lifestyle. I ordered Insanity back in 2012 and lost 75 lbs. Then I went to professional wrestling school and started chasing a childhood dream!

What motivates you to show up every day?

Remembering the larger than life wrestlers I watched growing up. I'm never satisfied with my current build. I see the progress and want more!

What are your health and fitness goals for the future?

I just want to look like a monster when I step into the ring. I'm already bigger than most guys I've encountered in the ring, but I want to be bigger and leaner.

What is your favorite exercise?

Lat raises + front raises + rear-delt raises — GIANT SET!

What made you choose Dissident Gym Wear and how do you relate to the DISSIDENT brand's message?

Besides the fact that the apparel is awesome, I really like the encouragement to be proud of who you are and how far you've come. Most brands are obsessed with aesthetics but some of the best athletes I know don't look like underwear models. The Dissident family is always there for one another to motivate, encourage, and support. I'm proud to represent such a positive brand and be part of such a diverse family of athletes!

What is your favorite Dissident piece?

I love the gym bag! It has enough room for all of my gear!

What is your proudest fitness achievement?

My proudest achievement is the lifestyle change I've made. Training daily, meal prepping, and pursuing my goals give me a sense of purpose.

What is your advice to anyone seeking to improve their health and fitness lifestyle?

You don't have to change everything all at once. That's where most diets fail. It shouldn't feel like you're punishing yourself.

What is your favorite quote?

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.