After studying Engineering in University for three years, Shane realized he needed to follow his passion and seek a career as a personal trainer.
Though he began with only private clients, it didn’t take long for people to recognize Shane’s talent for coaching and helping people transform their physique. He quickly became the go-to trainer for bodybuilders and, later, fitness and figure competitors who were seeking someone to coach them through training and nutrition in preparation for competitions.
During his years as a one-on-one trainer, Shane opened two private training studios which required him to employ an increasing number of additional trainers to help him manage a growing demand. Finally, Shane created an outdoor boot camp, which moved and eventually became PhysXtreme!
Shane has appeared on Rogers Daytime and The New RO, where he provided insight on training and nutrition to viewers everywhere. He also worked as a regional and provincial-level judge for bodybuilding, figure, and fitness competitions sanctioned by the Ontario Physique Association, from 1994 to 2011. In 2006, Shane won the Ottawa’s Best Personal Trainer award.
> Electrical Engineering (3 yrs), Carleton University
> Business Marketing (Hons.), Algonquin College
> Ottawa Sports Science Center (OSSC) – Level I, II, III Personal Trainer
> Sport Performance Institute (SPI) – Level III Personal Trainer
> Sport Performance Institute (SPI) – Sports Nutrition Certified
> International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – Level III Personal Trainer
> Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) – Olympic Weightlifting (Technical) – Level I Coach
> CrossFit – Level 1 Certified Coach
> CrossFit Powerlifting – Westside Strength Training Methods