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My Story

Hey there!

I’m Shane McLean, a.k.a “The Balance Guy” and I’m the operator and main contributor to this website.

I’m a Certified Personal Trainer who’s worked with a wide variety of clients, from the general population client all the way to ex-Navy seals and college athletes. My writing has been featured on The Active Times, Spark people, Men’s Fitness and Tony Gentilcore websites.

I love coffee, deadlifts, Chuck Norris (don’t ask) and helping people move mountains. However, that wasn’t always the case.

A few years ago, well okay, 16 years to be exact, before I moved to the USA, got married and had a couple of rug rats, things were much different for me. I lived a life without responsibility, a life of excess and extremes.

Too much work. Not enough work. Way too much free time. No free time. Didn’t exercise near enough.  I had no semblance of balance in my life.

After being a stay-at-home dad (hardest job in the world by the way), I turned my passion into a career. I became a certified personal trainer.

Working as a Personal Trainer has allowed me to work in a job I enjoy and be at home in time to welcome my kids from school.

While working, I’m teaching people from all walks of life how to move better, move more, eat better, reduce their stress and become more comfortable in their own skin.

All of this started to rub off on me

I realized I have better balanced life. I have a job that I love with a flexible schedule allowing me to be there for my family when they need me. Also, I am there for my clients when they need me.

You see balance is so much more than just standing on one foot.

It’s about spending quality time with friends and family. It is about having the right amount of carbs, proteins, and fats to get to or maintain an ideal bodyweight. It’s about balancing exercise with life while putting the fun back into both.

In today’s, heavily-scheduled, electronically plugged-in world, where you stare at your smart phones, check your emails/texts and generally sit for too long, there is a real disconnect between you and your body.

This is where I can help you.

I want you to have better mobility, stability, and strength, so you can move better and feel better, and I want to help you to better deal with the challenges of daily living. I want you to regard exercise as fun and not a punishment.

Certainly, I’m far from perfect and still a work in progress, but you can learn from my numerous mistakes, life experiences, and my exercise expertise to tip the scales back in your favor.

Let’s try to achieve a better balance….together.

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