I will be honest, I first saw Steven Shaw on a television commercial, then looked him up to see the commercials validity. Not only was Steven, and his business “Fitcore” real, but he is about as real as they come. Steven Shaw has a passion and thats a quality that we love to see. He has a passion for fitness, a passion for being healthy, for music and most of all a passion for his faith and family. I’m glad I stumbled upon Steven, and am always honored to speak with people who live the life of the Modern Day Dad, and inspire others through their own passionate example.
1. Tell us about what you do, who you are, and how you balance your career with being a dad?
My name is Steven Shaw, I am the owner of Fitcore (Personal Training) and my wife and I are Worship Leaders at South Shores in ca. I am a God fearing, Christ loving, Holy Spirit empowered man. My wife is the balance, she is an awesome mom. We work together to raise our wonderful little boy, Eli.
2. What does being a modern-day dad mean to you?
My look is deceiving. I look a certain way but i’m different than that. I have a shaved head, tattoos and a beard. Most people think I’m up to no good, but then they learn that I love Jesus, I lead music at church, I mentor college students, run a business, am a husband and father, it takes people back. I think it’s good to crush stereo types like that. I enjoy looking unconventional, while living pretty conventional. My favorite nights are being home with my family, eating a good meal and watching a good movie. That’s modern-day dad to me. No need to look a certain way.
3. How did becoming a father change your life?
I always knew being a father would change me. I knew I would love my child one day, but I never knew it would be this much. The changes in life and the love I feel for my little dude is crazy.
4. What’s the greatest part about being a dad?
The new motivation of life is one of my favorite things. I feel like I can do, and would do what ever it took to keep my family safe, provide for them and to guide them. The greatest thing is the love Eli is starting to show me.
5. Can you share a funny story about being a father?
My son Eli is 10 months old. There are many joyous times I could share, but some of my favorite times is when he mimics sounds and faces I make. He’s become a little imitator and it’s so cute. He dances any time he hears music and loves to dance when I beatbox.
6. What advice can you give any new father out there?
Change diapers. I know men shy away from doing this duty, but do it. There’s no greater humbling, bonding and helpful act than doing this. As weird as it sounds, you are providing a very simple act of love. A need that your child needs and one that your wife will greatly appreciate. You’ll feel closer to your little one when you make this sacrifice for them.
Thanks so much Steven, it was an honor and pleasure to get to know you. Keep doing what you do!