Shane is a "Coach for Life", here at The Mill Fitness and has been with us since 2009 as both student, and now coach.
Coach Shane’s has a background in teaching and participating in many sports. Throughout his youth, he excelled in both baseball, and competitive snowboard racing, the latter culminating in top 10 and top 5 finishes at the youth national championships. In his adult years, Shane coached both sports extensively, focusing on the development of young athletes, as well as excelling in bringing new athletes into the sport of skiing and snowboarding.
After years of working in the Resort and Hospitality industries, Shane’s return to coaching athletics, and helping people change their lives, was of organic origins.
"I walked into The Mill in 2009, an overweight, out of shape, father of two, that hadn’t done anything more physically taxing than beer-league softball, in years. As a former athlete, I knew that I was capable of so much more, and I had let the daily routine of “work” and “life” erode my personal fitness. You make an excuse, and I had used it to justify not making my health a priority.
After seeing a friend of mine, go through a huge transformation, by making daily exercise, and proper nutrition the cornerstone of his daily routine, I thought “now is the time," After just a few short months of consistent work, cleaning up my diet, and being in the gym 3-4 times a week with an excellent coach, I began seeing tremendous change to both my body, and my state of mind. I moved better, looked better, and felt better. Something became clear right away…this stuff works, and works fast! I was back in “athlete mode”, in no time at all.
But like many folks, life happens. For a myriad of reasons, I found myself on a 2 year hiatus from my routine, and a horrible backslide occurred. I returned with renewed purpose and focus, and began working my way back to health. So much focus, in fact, that leaving my professional career to help people feel the way I do every day, was a no brainier!"
In short, Shane has fought the same battle as many of his clients, and has experienced first hand the results that come along with hard work, dedication, and consistency.
One quote sums up Shane’s coaching philosophy, and why he chose to become a “Coach for Life"
“You can have anything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
“Let’s get started today!”