"We envision a day where Muslim men aren't being diagnosed with diabetes at thirty and dying of a heart attack at forty by helping 1,000 Muslim men a year to lose weight and take control of their health"
THE FDLM JOURNEY
How I went from being a one man band to building a fully fledged team that are armed and ready to create 1000's of transformation's a year and reshape our South Asian Communities around the world!
My Personal Mission and Vision
Salaam, I'm Adam Kaan, the creator of Minimalist Method Program....
I learnt the value of health the hard way, and now my mission is to
Help High Achieving Muslim men who know they can do better, lose 20 - 30kg + in a few short months,
take control of their health and perform better in all areas of their lives.
At Kaan Fitness we believe Good Health is vital to your performance in all areas of your life and we believe it matters to you too, that’s why you’re here.
More importantly good health, happiness and longevity means you can be around in sound health to see your kids and their kids grow up.
The good news is with the latest advancement in nutrition, human behaviour change psychology, exercise science, and technology, weight loss is no longer a complicated mysterious process.
The problem we have is not one of a lack of information, it's one of implementation.
That's where we come in...
We can show you exactly what to do, in easy manageable steps, working at a pace that suits you, to take control of your weight. No pills, gimmicks, no fad diets, no confusion.
With my Fit Dad Life Mastery - Minimalist Method weight loss is easy peasy. As of writing this I've helped over 250 dads in the last couple of year discover an easier, more sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off. We know weight loss, inside out like the back of our hands.
Most the people I’ve helped fall under one of two categories either they want to get small (lose weight by which they really mean, lose fat and look better) or they’ve struggled to put on weight as teenagers and ended up skinny fat later on in life and want to put on some muscle size whilst looking toned.
Whichever category you fall into, we want you to know that it's not your fault & there is hope, you’re in the right place and things can only get better and better from now on!
Whether you want to.... Tone up, Trim Down, Get Jacked, Get Shredded it’s all possible with Kaan fitness because dramatic transformations are my specialism because I've been on both sides of the fence and understand your pain better than anyone else.
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Skinny Kid to Fat
Then skinny again to Swole Dad- My Journey
Born premature I grew up as a really skinny underweight kid. I hated being underweight as much as I hated being over overweight later on.
In fact I was so skinny that when I went to Bangladesh as a teenager the mega malnourished folk in Bangladesh famous for being underweight, were worried for me, imagine that..lol! At 17 years old I weighed in at a measly 7 stones.
Suicidal Thoughts and Gaining Weight
Whilst holidaying in Bangladesh at the age of 15, I contracted tuberculosis. Of course I didn’t know it at the time and it’s probably one of the reasons why I was severely underweight, the other being in a boarding school where I hated the food and didn’t eat much of it.
After 5 years of battling with tuberculosis during which time I became almost house bound, and even bed bound for many months. I can recall a couple of the worst summers in my life, unable to sit up because of the pain. No internet, no iphone just a few books and a crappy crackling radio I could barely hear. Lying in bed ALL day I could hear the children playing outside and birds tweeting whilst I lay there unable to even raise my head from the pillow.
By this point 3 years had passed without a diagnosis. Doctors didn’t have a clue what it was, one even suggested I was faking it to claim welfare benefits.
Not knowing if I'd ever get better, being told I'm faking it, unable to work or do things other teenagers did. Partying, having fun during the peak years of my life, I began to develop severe suicidal thoughts.
It was something I've never revealed to anyone except one person on the Internet who counselled me on a night when it got really bad.
“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem” became my mantra. I didn’t know anything about positive affirmations then. Also my faith taught me God does not place on anyone more than they can bear. Together with the support of my mum, those were the only things that kept me going
Recovery and Weight Gain
To cut a long story short, after 5 years of suffering I got rushed into hospital for some serious inspections when a neurologist I was seeing noticed, I’d lost the hearing in one ear, I could not swallow properly AND that I could not even move my arms to take off my shirt in order to be inspected. I was only 18 at the time.
That’s when I finally got diagnosed with an extremely rare case of tuberculosis in the bone of the skull. Following treatment I gained weight. For the first time in my life my 'skinny guys six pack' was disappearing. Initially I was glad, since most of my life I battled with being underweight. But a couple of years later, it started to get ugly. I felt heavy, I couldn’t jog and parts of my body were wobbling, something unimaginable before
A fellow colleague and friend at university who had taken up bodybuilding made a few attempts at encouraging me to attend the gym with him. In a true 'excuse making overweight guy' manner I told him I was too busy. Instead justifying my laziness and weight gain, I projected my own insecurities on to him and claimed he had a problem of body dysmorphia. Oh and the other excuse which makes me laugh now was 'I was busy exercising my mind' because I was involved with so many fiqh and Arabic classess in and out of Uni.
Notwithstanding; he remained persistent and thankfully, a few weeks later, I eventually relented. It was the Christmas holidays of 2001 when I got bitten by the bug. Of course I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, I chugged down a ton of fat burners and worked out 4 to 5 hours day. Not something I would recommend at all now. I really don’t know what happened. I went crazy, probably because I actually hated seeing myself the way I was.
After the Christmas holidays when I returned to university, everyone noticed my dramatic weight loss. I had lost well over 3 inches in 2 weeks and well over a stone. Having lost a lot of weight and muscle mass, I eventually ended up with a weak frail look. Not quite what I was after.
From then on I fumbled along. Yo yo dieting not really knowing what I was doing. Even though I thought I did. I started training heavy, bulking and all that rubbish and ended up being big and fat. Once again, not the look I sought. I remained the fat muscly bulky guy for the next ten years despite training five days a week for most of that time and toturing myself with diets.
It was not until 2011 when I decided to invest in some proper education and learnt stuff that went against all the stuff you hear and read about in the mainstream media that I started to see the real results I wanted.
I’ve continued to invest in my education since. Finally deciding it’s time to share my knowledge with the world and help others show them how easy weight loss can be when you focus on the Fit Dad Life Mastery Principles, thus Kaan fitness was born.
To put it simply : I’m on a mission to restore manliness, eradicate man boobs and restore marital bliss.