Coach Shane Greenwood has made the transition from competitor to coach, starting as a beginner in our kickboxing program, progressing to kickboxing and pankration competitions and then turning his efforts to coaching and personal training.
Shane now competes in strongman competitions and coaches students at the gym to increase strength and fitness, rehabilitate injuries and improve health.
Shane started in the Double Dragon beginner kickboxing program and quickly progressed through the ranks, fine tuning his skills and eventually stepping through the ropes and competing in several kickboxing fights.
Besides kickboxing though, Shane had also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kung Fu and Dragon Fist Freestyle. In 2010 an opportunity presented itself for Shane to put all his skills together at the Pankration titles - a form of amateur MMA. Shane won the silver medal at the State titles (77kg) then took bronze at the National titles (70kg).
As Shane started studying about fitness, strength and personal training, he would transition his focus over to strongman competition. Some of Shane’s impressive results include: 3rd in Melbourne’s strongest man under 80kg division and 1st in Brisbane’s strongest man novice division. Shane also competed in the 2013 strongfit world championship in the under 90kg division.
With Shane’s extensive martial arts experience, he currently teaches many of our kickboxing classes as well as the after school Dragon Fist Freestyle for teenagers.
Shane is also a highly qualified and passionate strength coach and personal trainer. He is constantly studying from the best, and has received certificates from world class coach Charles Poliquin; level 1 Biosignature practitioner and level 2 strength & coaching in the Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP). Shane is also a level 1 martial arts instructor under MAIA and level 1 strength & conditioning coach under ASCA.
As a personal trainer and strength coach, Shane looks to help his clients enjoy and understand the process of changing their body. In his own words “The best success lies in getting yourself to love the process of changing your body into a performance oriented machine”. Through his business Living Lean Personal Training, Shane enjoys coaching new clients with little to no strength or fitness. This way he can teach simple nutrition and lifestyle changes, paired with a smart weights program to get amazing changes in body composition.
Having said that, Shane has also had great results training all sorts of athletes to peak into their best performance for competition and has had great success rehabbing injuries to get people back into action.