We had the good fortune of connecting with Dwayne Walter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dwayne, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” -Nelson Mandela I saw this quote all over South Africa during my first visit in 2015. Who would have imagined that Nelson Mandela, after being in prisoned by the Apartied government for 26 years, would become president of South Africa? Impossible. Who would have thought that a Black boy from the hood, always in trouble, would be walking the streets on Johannesburg when most of his friends have never left the state. Impossible. That is until it happened.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am CEO/Founder of Ready Set Great LLC, a full-service online Nutrition and Fitness coaching company. I help “US” build healthy relationships with nutrition and fitness while disrupting our entanglements with bad habits. Ready Set Great or “RSG” because I work with everyone but my content and research are based on helping the Black community. After losing my sister to heart disease in 2007, I dedicated my life to helping people. It took me a while to fully believe in myself but in 2016 I started my company. Since then, I’ve helped 100s of clients lose 1000s of pounds and build healthy muscle. I do it authentically, unapologetically, and sometimes with a few curse words for flavor. lol
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
8am- Hike at Stone Mountain 11am- Brunch at “The Real Milk & Honey” 1pm- Shopping at Lenox Small 3pm- Lunch at “Go Vegan Grill” 5pm- Movie at “CineBistro” 8pm- Dinner at “Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar” 10p- Pre-Game at “Joe’s on Juniper” Midnight- Twerk Down at “Compound” This is all such a fairytale because I’m always working and am such a homebody.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to King Chadwick Boseman but dedicating his life to the culture. Giving black men the opportunity to see ourselves as more than gang bangers, drug dealers, and comedic relief in one of the biggest films ever. I always wanted to be the “Black Ranger” and he showed me that I could be the King.