Shane Makan is an IFBB Pro athlete as well as a respected online coach. Shane wasn’t always the handsome work of art that you see today, he was quite obese growing up bit managed to do a complete 360 and change the trajectory of his life through health and fitness.
Over the past few years, he’s earned himself the title of Mr Canada, IFBB Pro status, landing magazine covers, sponsorships and editorials all while being the humble stud that he is.
We got to interview Shane and ask questions that we know many of you want the answers to.
Where did you start in fitness?
I got into the fitness industry when I was 26yrs old.
I was out of shape throughout my adolescence and hit 245lbs by the time I was 16. Living a healthy lifestyle saved me from going down a dark road. I went from my worst shape, to my best shape one step at a time. I didn’t aim big, I worked on making daily changes that would stick. I shifted my mindset, and eventually the changes became permanent habits in my life that have led me to living a healthier life, both mentally and physically.
When did you turn pro?
I turned pro on July 5th 2014 under the guidance of my coach and friend Amer Kamra. It was only myself second year competing and my first time at a national show and I ended up winning the title of Mr Physique Canada and the first ever IFBB PRO from India.
What has your journey been like in fitness?
My journey had a lot of ups and downs as I worked with several coaches in the past. I was fortunate enough to find a coach that actually cared about me as a person and helped me turned pro within 3 months of doing a regional show.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in fitness?
I’ve learned that it’s a very subjective sport. You can have an incredible physique, but the judges might not favour you. Thats why it’s so important that you love the journey and the process. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about showing up everyday and becoming a better version of yourself. That sticks with you forever and is contagious to all facets of your life.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to somebody starting out?
To be consistent with everything you do. It’s a selfish sport. You have to be willing to miss special occasions and social gatherings to make it to the top.
You can find Shane on Instagram @Shanemkn