About Wayne Caparas
Education and Early Years
From the very beginning of his adult life, author Wayne Caparas’s personal story revealed the DNA of BioLogic Revelation in the making. A three-sport scholar athlete as a prep in the Charleston, South Carolina area, Wayne received full scholarship offers in both football and track (wide receiver and sprinter), but a series of sports injuries and family crises ended his athletic career from the onset. He had followed in his brother Rally’s footsteps to play D1 football for Dick Sheridan’s Furman Paladins (Greenville, SC), which at the time was a Southern Conference powerhouse. Entering his sophomore year, the Furman Scholar and Furman Scholar-Athlete honoree reluctantly left the game he loved and transferred home to the College of Charleston to finish his Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude, Business and Physical Education). In his post-football college years, Wayne filled his need for competitive sports with long hours in the gym every day and occasional trophy grabs in bench press competitions. He entered graduate school at the University of South Carolina in 1988 while working as a home-fitness consultant and apprentice at the state’s only health club design firm. Within a year, Hurricane Hugo struck Charleston with such force that the resulting economic disaster triggered an unprecedented chain-reaction of gym and health club closings in the region. In response, Wayne and a team of very talented graduate athletes (brother Rally Caparas included) launched their first medium-sized health club in the epicenter of the Greater Charleston area.
Reaching the Global Audience
Several years and five health clubs later, Wayne emerged as one of the new pioneers of the modern fitness industry. Upon garnering numerous awards and published accolades, his second chain of Charleston area health clubs (LifeQuest Fitness) gained acclaim among the most innovative fitness organizations in America (see the “Portfolio Highlights” below). By 1994 Wayne had also broken into publishing and journalism in the burgeoning genre of women’s fitness. He first co-developed the award-winning Vie Magazine, then was instrumental in the conception and launch of Oxygen Magazine—serving as a contributing editor for its first three years on the newsstand. During this time, fitness icon (the late) Robert Kennedy—writer of 50+ books and founder of Oxygen, Clean Eating, and MuscleMag International—took Wayne under his wing and began mentoring him. Lengthy discussions with “Bob” Kennedy and deep study of his strength training theories propelled Wayne’s research into fast-twitch muscle training and anti-aging science.
Shortly before the turn of the century, in addition to lecturing for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and IHRSA, Wayne broke new ground as a research journalist for Oxygen and other publications. His most lasting impact on the fitness industry, however, likely came through his pioneering of obstacle course events for television, as his team gained high praise from ESPN and the fitness media at-large for advancing the sport before any of the current broadcast competitions existed. His earliest work in this field involved key contributions to several forerunners including the Galaxy fitness competition, the Maui Superfitness competition, and the Venus Fitness Competition. In 1996 Wayne created the high-tech LifeQuest Triple Crown Fitness Championships specifically for ESPN broadcast audiences (in partnership with the American Sports Network’s ESPN American Muscle show). Through this LifeQuest event, Wayne leveraged what ESPN reported to be the “most sophisticated four-lane obstacle course ever created” to prove obstacle course fitness events were legitimate spectator sports.
Sparking the Revelation
In the late nineties, following a series of devastating joint injuries suffered during high-impact high-volume training, Wayne was struck with double jeopardy. Despite being a 34-year-old health expert in “apparent” peak condition, he was diagnosed with an often-debilitating thyroid disorder (Graves Disease). Having grown into a relatively spiritual man during his run at fame and fortune, Wayne stepped back to examine how a fitness expert could possibly have damaged his skeletal system, endocrine system, and other metabolic systems to such devastating degrees. In response, he soon liquidated his fitness industry interests and began research and experimentation into natural healing principles that sparked BioLogic Revelation. Wayne continues today as a writer, media artist, and volunteer speaker/coach to a variety of organizations including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and several high
By 1996 Rally Caparas took the helm of LifeQuest club operations to free Wayne for LifeQuest publishing and broadcast efforts. Ernst & Young honored the brothers as 1996 regional finalists.
In 1996 and 1997 ESPN and ESPN2 aired the LifeQuest Triple Crown fitness competition to their worldwide audience using the condensed format of their popular American Muscle series. Click here for archived highlights of ESPN‘s coverage of the inaugural event. Click here to see the Obstacle Course highlight video shown during the indoor finals. The following publications are just a sampling of the print media coverage.
Robert Kennedy’s MuscleMag was a powerhouse before Bob’s untimely death. The magazine produced epic multi-page photo essays of the LifeQuest events.