There’s a new challenge in town, folks! It’s called the #ShawnMendesChallenge, and you can thank Shawn’s trainer for this one.



In a video uploaded by Shawn’s personal trainer Josh Adamson, Shawn is seen working hard for those fitness goals and while he makes working out look super easy, this new challenge on social media has fans thinking otherwise.  The challenge – it’s called the ‘jump squat’ (and coming from someone who works out five times a week, you won’t catch me doing this, nope!) . The video begins with Shawn on his knees, followed into a squat position and then ends with a jump, times three.



Shawn’s trainer writes, “This is the first time that I’ve given @shawnmendes this exercise and he does it with such ease.  His athletic ability is amazing because for most people this is a very hard movement to do…on top of that I had this at the start of a 3 exercise giant set.”



And below are a few more videos of Shawn with his trainer, Josh.



Back in November, Shawn dished to Rolling Stone about his nutrition and physique, “I’m not the best to talk about when it comes to diet. If there’s fries in front of me, I’m definitely not gonna say no.”  Shawn continues, “I eat tons of carbs. I just work out a lot, dude. I go to the gym every morning, and I’m obsessed with fitness and just staying active.”

Whatever Shawn is doing, it’s clearly working *insert heart in eyes emoji.*




And now that Shawn’s workout video has gone viral, here are some fans attempting to do the #ShawnMendesChallenge.



If you’re down for Shawn’s workout, his trainer gave a workout example to Men’s Health below.



  1. Barbell squats 3 x 8-12
  2. Leg Press 3 x 8-12
  3. Leg Curls 3 x 8
  4. Lunges 2 x 15-20
  5. Leg Extensions 2 x 15-20
  6. Seated Calf Raise 3 x 20
  7. Standing Calf Raise 2 x 25-30
  8. Then hit a machine (treadmill, bike or rower) for 20 to 25 minutes at 50-75% pace.



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