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ACE certified personal trainer

About Shawn


I have a B.S. in Kinesiology (Health Promotion), have been training for about 5.5 years, serving over 9000 training hours. My certifications include: ACE Personal Training. ACE Movement Specialist. ACE Health Coach. NASM Personal Training. ViPR Training. Janda's Corrective exercise techniques200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and Exercise Therapist.

I have a deep appreciation for movement, alignment, and mobility. I tend to focus on problem areas, and work in a pattern where stabilization is key to strength and power training. I have an advanced understanding of body mechanics, and can help you maximize your time moving and being active through a variety of services I am certified to offer. I can also teach you how to stop chronic pain or stop suffering from certain mechanical diseases. 

I think of exercises as movements, and prefer to train people with a wide variety of movements. Stability leads to strength, and variability is essential. I see the body as a unit and am often told I have an incredible ability to heal and teach. 

My favorite client story

Most immediately to mind is a young female client who came to me in 2013 very heavy, she suffered from chronic foot pain and was generally pretty miserable. It has been nearly 4 yeas, only once a week, and she has built the habits she needs, she has active hobbies and loves doing things outdoors. She told me recently that if a year ago I said she would look forward to kayaking, or hiking that she would have laughed at me. She is down over 100 lbs and enjoys rock climbing weekly, she is a lover of movement.

Ive also saved joints from surgery, and stopped the use of pain pumps and medications by utilizing health through motion

My favorite exercise

My personal favorite exercise is a ViPR loaded scissor lunge jump uppercut, it is a transitional dynamic move that I don't often teach. Reason, I was once really going for it, and genuinely stimulated a burst of adrenaline, immediately after which I exceeded my existing pulling record by nearly 100%, subsequently collapsing for an extended rest. It is a challenging movement for me and an excellent compound interval. My favorite movement for a client is a row squat on the TRX or Tru Fit, done correctly it engages the scapula, glutes, and spine while challenging a full body loading pattern. It is a good mark of proprioception to demonstrate one successfully, and a challenging but safe movement for those less fit.

My favorite quote

"If you keep doin' what yer doin', you'll keep gettin' what you're gettin'. " E-motion the movie.

My training philosophy

I think of exercises as movements, and prefer to train people with a wide variety of movements. Stability leads to strength, and variability is essential. The body is a whole because of it's parts, use it that way!

My training experience

Over 9000 hours with ages 12-95, with a variety of fitness levels, physical & mental complications, disabilities, and injuries, as well as high fitness individuals & athletes. I have worked with most chronic disease, diabetes, joint replacement, joint injury, scoliosis, spondylolysthesis, brain injuries, post stroke, fibromyalgia, spine fusion, prevented back surgery, neurological degeneration. I taught a senior fitness class for 2 years, worked with celebrities before, taught seminars, spoken publicly, teach yoga 3 years, train 6 years, pain control 2 years. You name it, I'll help you with it.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Yoga
  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ace certification ACE Certified Health Coach
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Hatha Yoga, ViPR Certified Personal Trainer, EGOSCUE Posture Alignment Specialist, ACE Movement Specialist



Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Disabled, LGBTQIA, Men, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Brain Trauma, Cardiac Rehab, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), Hip Pain/Issues, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, IBD, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lyme Disease, Menopause, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress, Stroke, Stroke recovery, TMJ

Training Areas Served

In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training

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