SHAWN STINSON – Head Judge
Shawn Stinson, founder of Coach Shawn 80/20 Fit, is an inspiring fitness professional whose flair and exceptional style of coaching has encouraged countless people to live a healthy, fit lifestyle.
His programs contain:
- Personal Training
- Group Training
- Distant Coaching
- Life Coaching
Shawn was born August 9, 1979, in Peoria, IL. Since High School he has been athletic, and passionate about fitness. Upon graduating from high school in 1998, Shawn enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. His first experience training individuals was as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). While enlisted he conducted several platoon physical training sessions, in addition to providing individual training to Marines. Shawn served 7 honorable years of service and separated in 2005 as a Sergeant (E-5).
Late 2014, Shawn launched his body sculpting company, Coach Shawn 80/20 Fit, in order to help people with different fitness levels boost their confidence and achieve their body goals. His business model incorporates training programs that encompass resistance training, cardio, and nutrition.
In 2014, Shawn made history by becoming the first to win 1st place in the world’s first FTM transgender body building competition, FITCON, in Atlanta, GA. He went on to win 1st place two years in a row, in 2015, and was interviewed by CNN, and Al Jazeera. While preparing for a 3rd year win in 2016, he suffered an injury which prevented him from competing. Although he was unable to compete, he was offered a position to stand as a guest judge. Since 2016 Shawn has judged every annual FTM competition in Atlanta, now known as the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders and Powerlifters (IATBP). In 2019 he accepted the position as head judge for IATBP.
Shawn not only has an extensive knowledge in bodybuilding, he is also proficient in weight loss, weight gain, weight management, and nutrition. He is a certified through NASM as a personal trainer, and the American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR and AED Program.