Adam is a born and bred New Yorker who was raised in an entrepreneurial household who always thrived on and looked forward to new adventures.

At the age of 12 he started his first business cleaning out gutters in his neighborhood. At 16 he ran an interior painting company, and at 20 he rented a Good Humor truck and sold ice cream in Manhattan during the summer months.

After he graduated from Long Island University, CW Post Center School of Management, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business he left New York City and drove straight to San Francisco.

While in San Francisco, at the age of 28 he co-owned and operated a chain of Gold’s Gym’s, with the first location being in Berkeley, CA. Over the next 10 years he and his business partner expanded Gold’s Gym throughout the Bay Area and Honolulu, Hawaii. Focusing on the new construction, customer service, marketing, accounting, and brand management the company grew to nine locations, employed over 450 people, and had annual revenues of $20m.

During this time, the company, Gym Masters, Inc. (GMI) was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country and placed on their prestigious list of The INC. 500, three years in a row (the first fitness center company ever to do so). They were also selected by Club Industry Magazine as one of the best-operated companies in the industry, as well as featured in Fitness Management Magazine, the SF Business Times, Honolulu Star Advertiser, and the Pacific Business Journal.

The company was purchased by 24 Hour Fitness, where Adam became their Director of Construction and was responsible for the development of 42 centers on the West Coast and in Hawaii.

Adam went on to create Money Management 4 Kids, a children’s financial literacy program which taught 8- to 12-year-old children the psychology of money, and how to have and maintain a healthy relationship with it.

After spending many years in Honolulu, Hawaii, Adam now resides in Naples, Florida.

He is extremely passionate about fitness, helping people, and children’s financial literacy, and is thrilled to be part of the Grass!365 family, and Naples community.

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Adam Shaw

Adam@Grass365.com