Interview - Sean Shamrock - Personal Trainer, Gym Manager and Mixed Martial Artist

Interview: Sean Shamrock - Personal Trainer, Gym Manager and Mixed Martial Artist -
8th February 2019


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MMA Mind, Body and Spirit Sports

When and how did you discover the world of combat sports?

I discovered the world of combat sports when I was young because my dad was in the UFC and was a pretty big celebrity at the time and I’ve always enjoyed the aspect of one on one even though my whole life I’ve don’t team sports. There’s something about just you versus someone else that challenges you as a person. My dad introduced me to combat sports when I was around 4 and I just really enjoyed it and never looked back.

What's your current focus?

Right now I am currently running a personal training business part time in Modesto CA called Lions Den Performance Center trying to use my knowledge to help people accomplish goals they never knew they could. It’s a new business so I’m still trying to get it off the ground and running but I know once I do it will take off.

What's it like being the son of a MMA and professional wrestling legend, and how do you deal with it?

I’ve been asked this question many times and each time it’s the same. Respect was earned by my dads blood, sweat, and tears, and the best thing I can do is try to live up to it and keep our name in good standing with the people who are fans. With everything there is good and bad and positives and negatives but my brothers and I always let the positives outweigh the negatives.

What's been your biggest life and business successes to date?

The biggest successes from sports and life would be the hard work ethic that was instilled in me at a young age. Knowing that if you want something it’s up to you to go get it and that nobody is gonna do it for you. Sometimes people think just because of who my dad is I would get handed stuff but he would never let us have a thing unless we earned it and that’s the biggest thing that I would consider a success. As far as challenges I see life as a constant challenge and I thank GOD everyday to be able to be challenged. When I was in high school I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and I spent a week or 2 in the hospital and was eventually cured. But just life experiences like that are what makes me grateful everyday.

What's some of the life, community and business benefits from your experience in combat sports?

Combat sports is great for social good and improving lives for people who decide to do it because like I said before you learn a great work ethic and life skills that you would never learn unless you pushed yourself in that way. You can take people’s correction in the real world and instead of getting upset you look at yourself and you adapt and you become better than you were today. Kids now and days need a reason to be get up and go do something and positive places like MMA gyms or sports in general keep a kid on the right path (with the right role models are) and wanting to be better.




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