GAC Spotlight: Adam Shaw

Meet Adam. Adam likes to coach. Adam likes to train. Adam likes to see you reach your goals! Seriously though, this guy has been with Germantown Athletic Club for over 5 years and there is always a smile on his face. Adam is currently the Head Wrestling Coach at St. George's Independent School and Certified Personal Trainer at GAC. We got a chance to find out a little more about him. So here it is...  

  • Why do you do what you do?
    I began coaching in 2010 and wanted to help wrestlers improve physically on and off the mat. This progressed into personal training.

  • What things do you like to do when you aren’t at work?
    I enjoy grappling/wrestling, spending time w/ my fiance, Bailey and silent and active meditation. (maybe not in that order)

  • What is your favorite exercise and why?
    By far, the squat (any variation) is my favorite. This is a primal movement pattern and necessary in everyday life.

  • What person has influenced you the most?
    I would have to say my mother.

  • In what ways are you a leader?
    I like to think of myself as more of a teacher.

  • What fuels you?
    Watching one of my wrestlers execute a move correctly or seeing a client hit a PR is always great. In general, affecting others in a positive way is what means something.

  • What motivates you?
    God's grace wakes me up in the morning and the people closest to mother & fiance, Bailey.

  • What are three things that you would want people to know about you?
    I love wrestling + I love helping others + I love mentoring our youth

  • What words of wisdom/encouragement would you pass onto others?
    Pursue your passion!

  • What is your most noteworthy talent?
    Grappling and wrestling

  • What do your more 'successful' clients have in common with one another?  What are they doing that’s making it work?
    They are consistent with their workouts AND they set daily goals.

  • What do you binge watch?
    Workaholics and Alan Watts lectures

  • What is your favorite meal?

  • Where is your favorite place to eat in Memphis?
    I've got 2 - Leonards Pit BBQ and Spaghetti Warehouse