Shannan (Trainer)

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    Shannan Ponton

    Trainer

    With over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Shannan Ponton returns to The Biggest Loser: Transformed as a fitness trainer and mentor.

    Shannan is a veteran trainer and coach on a national and international level and has worked with some of Australia’s most elite athletes and professional sporting teams.

    With extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, people management and the media, Shannan has developed and delivered innovative personal training, fitness, motivational and life solutions to countless people.

    Shannan returns to The Biggest Loser: Transformed with his trademark tough love but an added passion for the new format of the series.

    Shannan says: “This is the version of The Biggest Loser that I have always wanted to do. It’s about the entire person and the whole package. We are not just teaching them how to exercise, we are teaching them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.

    “From nutrition and cooking lessons to self-help and learning more about the reasons why they are overweight, our contestants are completely transformed and I am absolutely pumped to see the results.”

    But while some things have changed, Shannan’s competitive spirit has not, especially when it comes to his new co-trainer, Libby Babet.

    “Libby is one the best trainers in Australia and I’m stoked to work with her. We have very different approaches to how we get results and I think that’s what will be a good change for this year. But I’m not going to take it easy on her. My blue team are going to take this out and we will be pushing extra hard to be at that live finale.”

    Away from The Biggest Loser: Transformed, Shannan is extremely proud to be an Ambassador for a number of charities and causes including The McGrath Foundation, CanTeen and Obesity Prevention Australia. He is also associated with The Millennium Foundation, the RSPCA and Cancer Council NSW.

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    Pre-2017 profile:

    Fitness First’s Shannan Ponton is the iconic Aussie guy who loves the beach and bush, but don’t expect a leisurely vacation when Shannan takes you to the great outdoors; this fitness fanatic sees the Aussie terrain as one big gym!

    With 15 years experience in the industry, Shannon has created innovative approaches to fitness including “The Crunch Challenge” which became a fitness show on Foxtel. He’s always looking for new approaches to gain maximum results and has been known to incorporate a diverse array of techniques such as boxing, kickboxing, spin, swimming, martial arts, circuit and weight training. By gaining trust, Shannan is often able to get more from people, driving them harder than they could ever have imagined.

    After all, despite his bright personality, this dedicated trainer is known for sayings like “pain is just weakness leaving the body”. It sounds as though our teams will be in capable hands, as the renowned Shannan Ponton joins The Biggest Loser’s first team of Aussie trainers.

    Added in Season 4:
    Shannan trains the same way he lives his life – with respect, integrity, physical and mental discipline, as well as strength in mind and body.

    Shannan and fellow trainer Michelle Bridges have been firm friends and work colleagues for over 10 years. Both invest an extraordinary amount of passion, commitment and time in the contestants once cameras have stopped rolling, determined to monitor their progress every step of the way.

    With over fifteen years experience in the fitness industry, Shannan is the ideal candidate to guide the contestants through all of the challenges they face in The Biggest Loser house.

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      • michelle

        Hi i am just writing to say that Shannan is absolutely great he gets ppl going and talks to them with passion as well as intensity, he actually reminds me greatly of the late Steve Erwin just the way he talks and gets right into his passion for life which in his case is fitness. Good on you Shannnan keep up the fantastic work and i WISH i could afford you i need to lose a few kilo’s… (hint hint)

        Your greatest Fan Michelle.
        Love your work

      • Heather

        OMG I RECON HE IS SOO HOT!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

      • Charlie

        HAVE MY CHILDREN YOU HUNK!!!

      • kaicy

        hey shannan look my boyfriend real likes your tattoo umm your arm one on your right arm, i think its hott i was wonderin how i could get a picture of et cause he is thinkin bout gettin one similar…please send a pic of it if possible…

        and your a great trainer and motivator i real believe that wat you say and how you go by trainin is the right way and people will actually pay attention like with the pushin people to do wat they think they cant and stuff ets good!

        please send a pic of your tattoo asap, much aprecciated…
        xoxoxo kaic

      • This is not really the best way to get in touch with Shannan… ;)

        And why can’t your boyfriend find a tattoo he likes the look of himself? Copying someone else’s tattoo has never really seemed a great idea to me.

      • Jessica

        Shannan would have to be the hottest man I have ever seen, love the way he trains. He can train me any day ;) People would be very lucky to have him as a trainer.

        Shannan is great =)

        Jess

        x

      • shami

        u r soooo sweet i come early from uni just to see u in biggest looser

      • Emily M

        I am in awe of your work, you have used your knowledge of fitness to help these great contestants in the biggest loser achieve their dreams.
        It is a great show and a real eye opener. Just shows that no matter how overweight someone may be, you CAN be your goal weight.
        Keep up the awesome work, im a huge fan. :)
        Em.

      • Lachlan

        hay shannan how much did yur tat cost?
        i want the same onee big further down my arm!

      • As I already said above, this really isn’t a great way to get in touch with Shannan…

      • jas

        haii shannon ur such a great trainer nd ur sooo hawt!! ily

      • michelle

        hey shannon,how are you ur so sexy email me some time because your so hot!! and i want you to be my trainer and my husband and father of my children and i will spread my sexy toned legs to you any day big boy.im currently in a relationship with the wrong man and i would leave him for you.I bet you get thousands of these stupid rude emails off weirdo’s,but you never know i might be the right chick for you!!!

      • Sam

        No offence, but I really dont think saying that you would spread your “sexy toned legs” to him is going to get you anywhere.

      • MiMi

        Oh have my children you hun, have them, have them. =)))))))) So I can take a vacation. You can train them as much as you like.

        But off the “sexy toned legs” things being thrown at him… This guy seems to be pretty awesome. :)

      • mary-kate

        Shannan would have to be the hottest man I have ever seen, love the way he trains. He can train me any day ;) People would be very lucky to have him as a trainer.

        Shannan is great =)

        u are sxc mochiine

        i love u hottie

      • Duncan

        I see this guy at my local Fitness First occasionally. I seriously cannot believe a guy whose entire life is health and fitness isn't in better shape. Not only is his body inferior to my own but he doesn't have a fraction of my strength yet I'm a 37 year old office worker who barely trains twice a week!!!

        If you're going to be on a show like this surely someone a little more muscular and ripped is in order.

      • melissa

        Shannan, ur awsome, and ur preety hot too,,

        Mel, Adelaide x

      • Joe De Paulo

        Hi Shannon,

        My Partner is having her Birthday soon & she wishes for a personal trainning session with you …. even an hour
        would be a great birthday pressie …… how am I able to contact you for more details ???

        Cheers
        Joe

      • fhurf

        How tall is shannan??

      • Rene

        Hi Shannan,
        My name is Rene and I am wishing to get in contact with you. I need some advice on how to help my dad. He is trying hard to get fit to see my new baby sister grow up. But he just relapses at times. He gives in too easily and seems to have an extremely negative attitude towards certain things. He has just given up smoking but is becoming quite edgy about things and seems to want to argue alot more. He is still drinking and needs some tips on controlling his intake. I would love to be supportive of him but he just seems to push people away and struggles by himself.
        If you could please get in contact with me Shannan it would be much appreciated.
        Thanyou.
        Rene. x

      • Shannan is extremely unlikely to read this as it is an unofficial site.
        There are other support options available to your Dad than Shannan though. A good start would be getting him to have a full physical with his GP as that may open his eyes to the damage he's doing to himself.

      • Rene

        Hi Shannan,
        My name is Rene and I am wishing to get in contact with you. I need some advice on how to help my dad. He is trying hard to get fit to see my new baby sister grow up. But he just relapses at times. He gives in too easily and seems to have an extremely negative attitude towards certain things. He has just given up smoking but is becoming quite edgy about things and seems to want to argue alot more. He is still drinking and needs some tips on controlling his intake. I would love to be supportive of him but he just seems to push people away and struggles by himself.
        If you could please get in contact with me Shannan it would be much appreciated.
        Thanyou.
        Rene. x

      • Shannan is extremely unlikely to read this as it is an unofficial site.
        There are other support options available to your Dad than Shannan though. A good start would be getting him to have a full physical with his GP as that may open his eyes to the damage he's doing to himself.

      • sugarfoot

        hes def got a traditional New Zealand maori tattoo must of done a few trips accross the ditch…… must have some kiwi heritage?

      • THC

        if you are a maori get a tamoko (as us maori call them) otherswise dont get 1, as it is 1 thing to get a tamoko, its another to wear it with the respect it deserves. Shannon getting 1 is wrong as he doesnt understand the full responsibility that comes with it – getting one to “look tough, or cool” is a joke – stick to getting the stars

      • belindathompson

        hi shannanponton i would like to be yourgirlfriend please and i would like to go out withsoon .
        do you want kids later on in the year and i love you always.
        lots of belindathompson

      • Jeff

        Well, this is certainly the place to get Shannan's attention. I believe it's the first forum he checks out every day when he turns on his computer.

        I guess he could have a new girlfriend, but he just got married. Does he want to be Australia's answer to Tiger Woods? My guess is no.

      • kristyathuntervally

        hi shannan my names kristy im 23year old female i live in a small town in the hunter vally no one ever comes up this way things have taken a toll on my body and what i eat i hate looking into the mirror and seeing what i see it would be a dream to get to my goal body before my birthday you should start doing it as a tv side project like your own little show lol travel round helping make over people round australia but like i said no one ever comes this way it would be the best thing that has happened to me in along time i would love to get your help thankyou =)

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