The mission of Faster Stronger Wiser Fitness is to challenge people to better than their best mentally, physically, and spiritually through the art of exercise.
The Creation of Faster Stronger Wiser
The concept Faster Stronger Wiser came to me in a dream. At the time, I left basketball to start my career as a personal trainer. The dream started with me dead, or I thought I was dead. Prior to me falling asleep that night I had a near death encounter that I will explain later. I was in what seemed like heaven, and I was in the midst of a conversation with a godly being.
The being said to me, “You have failed because you have not utilized your full potential."
I asked, “What was I supposed to do? I thought basketball was my tool to change the world.”
The being then asked, “What was the one main weapon that you possessed to reach your goal?
I responded, “I don’t know.”
The being replied, “What was your reasoning behind choosing basketball as your life’s goal.”
I responded, “Well, I wanted to be the best.”
The being said, “You wanted to be the best basketball player not the best athlete, and because of that you limited yourself, and what you could do for other people. Since you squandered your gifts your you are cutting your time on earth short.”
Devastated and scared, I asked desperately, “How do I get back on track?”
The being said “Speed".
I woke up drenched in sweat. After waking up, and gathering myself, I wrote down the word faster on a piece a paper. The next day I dedicated all my workouts to enhancing my speed. For years I designed my routines myself, and I had no idea that this process of finding the perfect workout would lead to my life’s work. That dream saved my life because now, I knew fitness was going to be my tool to impact the world. Fitness combined everything I loved combat sports, obstacle course racing and basketball. I did not have to choose one or the other to be considered a great athlete. I could master them all as long as mastered the elements that made you great in every athletic arena. Speed was the key element to mastering all of those crafts. With speed comes strength, and to master both areas you need wisdom. This revelation was like an explosion in my life. I had a new purpose. I had a new goal, and this goal had no restrictions.
No age limits. No time limits.
I was blessed with the revelation that you can always be better than you were yesterday, so consistently getting better is what my life was focused on from that point on.
This was the birth of the concept “Faster Stronger Wiser".
The Man behind the Message
My name is Glenn Payne Jr. My journey as a fitness professional started after my basketball career ended in 2012. When I decided to step away from the court, I invested all of my time perfecting the art of fitness. In my 10 years as a fitness professional I've acquired multiple fitness certifications ranging from mixed martial arts to cycling.
Over the course of my career I've conducted thousands of classes, hosted multiple fitness camps, and now I focus my time developing the best fitness classes possible. I still compete in adult basketball leagues, Spartan Races and other various fitness events, and I have started to explore a career in acting.
In addition to acting and fitness I work on animation, writing and film making. My works can be found in FSW Productions and the FSW Bookstore.
I am a devoted husband and father to Dr. Brandi Payne and daughter Gabriella Grace Payne.
- Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Certified Group Exercise Instructor
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
- American Red Cross (CPR/AED) Certified
- Schwinn Cycling Certified Instructor
- ICG Coach by Color Cycling Certified Instructor
- Hyperwear Sand Bell Certified Instructor
- Spartan SGX Certified Instructor
- Les Mills Body Pump Certified Instructor
- MMA Strength and Conditioning Specialist