November 02, 2019

D’Shawn Wright is a radio talk show host, author, champion bodybuilder, community leader, personal trainer, and award-winning CEO. 


After years of working as a trainer at various gyms, in 2009 D’Shawn was blessed with the opportunity to start “Body By D Gym & Fitness Center”. In 7 short years Body By D grew from its original 75 members to over 400 current members, and has more than doubled in square footage. In 2014 and 2015, Body By D was awarded the Coastal Virginia Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Best Gym in the 757 area. In 2016, a second location was opened in Gloucester, Virginia: Body By D 24:7, offering 24 hour accessibility. 



D’Shawn has become a serial entrepreneur and also started Primetime Wrestling Alliance, a school that trains students to become professional wrestlers, as well as L. D’Shawn Wright Enterprises which focuses on his passion of motivational speaking and community involvement. Additionally, D’Shawn founded 1781, an apparel company focusing on the history of America. 

D’Shawn is varied in his accomplishments. He was awarded the Rapid Results Winner Award from Bally’s Total Fitness, was a Peninsula Sports Club Table of Champions recipient, a Rashad Cartwright Entrepreneurship Excellence Award recipient, was 2014 Runner-up in the Hampton Roads Celebrity Giant Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, and most recently, he was awarded the 2015 York County Citizen Hero Award. 


D’Shawn has helped 27 student athletes obtain athletic scholarships. He has trained national prep champions, pro baseball players, pro football players, collegiate All-Americans, Miss Virginia Pageant Winners, World Champion Race Car Drivers and Bodybuilding Champions.

D’Shawn has become a well-known figure in the Virginia bodybuilding community. His love of the sport and charismatic showmanship have won him several titles and appearances. He was on the cover of the September 2014 edition of Performance Press Magazine. D’Shawn is a national level bodybuilder and has guest posed in several shows across the state of Virginia. 

Known for his positive attitude and “never quit, never surrender” outlook on life, D’Shawn has branched out beyond the gym to become the host of the “Convocation Radio” talk show. Additionally, D’Shawn published his first book in 2015 called “Life Treats You the Way You Treat It - Motivation the D Way.” D’Shawn was recently named Chief Motivational Officer for Relay for Life in 2016 and serves on the board at the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. 


Being a good role model and wonderful, active father to his two children, Aliyah and Cristian, is first and foremost in his life and the ultimate reason for everything he has and will accomplish. 

D’Shawn continues to expand his brands, show people that the American Dream is not dead, and to help people see that if they can believe it, they can achieve it.


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