adModu Seye, a native of West Africa (Senegal) was named after his dad who passed away only a few hours before he was born. His mother, a hard working, strong woman became his role model and his motivation. His promise to her was to never cause her sorrow or make her worry, which is why he stayed out of bad habits. No drugs or alcohol were part of his commitment to show how much respect he has for her.

This kept Modu’s sight set on a journey to the US in hopes of a better life for himself and a means to support his family. “I was ready to exploit every opportunity I was given, but things didn’t work out the way I thought they were going to. I struggled during my first 8 months there. Two weeks after I arrived to the US I found myself with no place, so I moved to live with some distant relatives while working at a carwash making about $150/week. After only 3 months in Jersey City, I moved to Nebraska with the help of my best friend Abdul. I knew that only hard work and consistency would get me where I wanted to be….”

Driven to succeed, Modu worked day and night, yet he realized finding legitimate work as an African immigrant, who spoke little English, was going to be difficult without a proper education. Through sheer dedication, Modu found a way onto the campus of University of Nebraska, where he attended for 6 years earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.

As his love for fitness grew, his demand in the modeling business grew as well. With opportunities awaiting him in Los Angeles, Modu once again packed his bags and headed west. During his initial months in LA, Modu kept himself busy working a full time job at an IT firm while also modeling in his spare time, but it wasn’t long after his arrival to LA that realized his true calling was fitness. “It was one of the toughest decisions I had ever made in my life, because I was in the IT field for the money but my heart had always been in the fitness field. My biggest concern was how I was going to turn my back on everything I had worked for in the last 7 years to pursue a new career?"

Although aware of the uncertainties he was facing, Modu knew he had to follow his heart, which meant shifting his focus to fitness. With his decision made, he began pursuing his first certification in personal training. The fast paced life of Los Angeles was fitting for Modu, as he was non-stop hustling, sleeping many nights less than 4 hours, to move up the ranks in the fitness and modeling world. In 2009, after a few years in LA as a model and Fitness trainer, Modu broke out on his own and founded MODUVATED, his vision of fitness and healthy living, not as a business, but more so a LIFESTYLE. The MODUVATED brand quickly spread through LA, then south as far as the coastline could stretch, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

These days the brand continues to grow, with Modu spending most of his time in Los Cabos, where he and his team lead daily beach bootcamps along with personal training sessions to both residents and vacationers. The Modvated training program, which focuses primarily on functional training, has helped to re sculpt young and old bodies alike. The brand continues to Moduvate people to accept the fact, “It’s not about where you are from but whom you choose to become.



Modu Seye, a native of West Africa (Senegal) was named after his dad who passed away only a few hours before he was born. His mother, a hard working, strong woman became his role model and his motivation. His promise to her was to never cause her sorrow or make her worry, which is why he stayed out of bad habits. No drugs or alcohol were part of his commitment to show how much respect he has for her.

This kept Modu’s sight set on a journey to the US in hopes of a better life for himself and a means to support his family. “I was ready to exploit every opportunity I was given, but things didn’t work out the way I thought they were going to. I struggled during my first 8 months there. Two weeks after I arrived to the US I found myself with no place, so I moved to live with some distant relatives while working at a carwash making about $150/week. After only 3 months in Jersey City, I moved to Nebraska with the help of my best friend Abdul. I knew that only hard work and consistency would get me where I wanted to be….”

Driven to succeed, Modu worked day and night, yet he realized finding legitimate work as an African immigrant, who spoke little English, was going to be difficult without a proper education. Through sheer dedication, Modu found a way onto the campus of University of Nebraska, where he attended for 6 years earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.

As his love for fitness grew, his demand in the modeling business grew as well. With opportunities awaiting him in Los Angeles, Modu once again packed his bags and headed west. During his initial months in LA, Modu kept himself busy working a full time job at an IT firm while also modeling in his spare time, but it wasn’t long after his arrival to LA that realized his true calling was fitness. “It was one of the toughest decisions I had ever made in my life, because I was in the IT field for the money but my heart had always been in the fitness field. My biggest concern was how I was going to turn my back on everything I had worked for in the last 7 years to pursue a new career?"

Although aware of the uncertainties he was facing, Modu knew he had to follow his heart, which meant shifting his focus to fitness. With his decision made, he began pursuing his first certification in personal training. The fast paced life of Los Angeles was fitting for Modu, as he was non-stop hustling, sleeping many nights less than 4 hours, to move up the ranks in the fitness and modeling world. In 2009, after a few years in LA as a model and Fitness trainer, Modu broke out on his own and founded MODUVATED, his vision of fitness and healthy living, not as a business, but more so a LIFESTYLE. The MODUVATED brand quickly spread through LA, then south as far as the coastline could stretch, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

These days the brand continues to grow, with Modu spending most of his time in Los Cabos, where he and his team lead daily beach bootcamps along with personal training sessions to both residents and vacationers. The Modvated training program, which focuses primarily on functional training, has helped to re sculpt young and old bodies alike. The brand continues to Moduvate people to accept the fact, “It’s not about where you are from but whom you choose to become.