Born in India, Shashank, 26, now resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he works as a certified personal trainer, gym manager, online trainer, calisthenics coach, yoga instructor, nutrition advisor and bootcamp facilitator.
As a child, Shashank was sickly and extremely underweight. Ridiculed by his peers for being so thin and warned by doctors to restrict activity, he took matters into his own hands and began working out. In time he developed his skills in bodybuilding and won first place several times in his weight class in the city of Hairdwar (Mr. Hairdwar Competition) and state Uttara-Khand (Mr. UK Competition). Criticized by some for becoming too stiff through bodybuilding, he studied and acquired a Masters degree in yoga, and is capable of executing the highest level advanced poses. From there Shashank turned to mastering calisthenics. He is a team member of Bar Brothers UAE. Shashank gives special thanks to his teacher/mentor, Sanjeev of “Fitness Matters” Academy of North India/Punjab and his father, whose role gave him much motivation.