How did Shane Makan go from being the chubby kid in school to IFBB pro, being crowned Mr. Canada, gracing all the major magazine covers, and becoming one of the most popular weight loss coaches online? Here, I’ll let him tell you.
“I got into the fitness industry when I was twenty-six years old,” Shane said. “I was out of shape throughout my adolescence and hit 245 pounds by the time I was sixteen. 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.”
He credits his friend and fitness coach Amer Kamra for helping him turn pro back in 2014. “It was only my 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,” he said. “My journey had a lot of ups and downs; I worked with several coaches [before Amer]. I was fortunate enough to find a coach that actually cared about me as a person and helped me turn pro within three months of doing a regional show.”
His biggest lesson learned throughout his fitness journey is to just try and enjoy the process. Bodybuilding is such a subjective sport. Where you place on stage isn’t what mattes; it’s about becoming a better version of yourself, bit by bit, day by day. A never-ending quest for self-improvement that positively spills over into every other area of your life. Be consistent. Make the necessary sacrifices. It’s worth it in the end. I’ll say. Shane Makan has a net worth of $1.2 million to accompany his killer physique.