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ACE certified personal trainer

Teresa Shaw lightening bolt

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About Teresa

I am a retired Sergeant from a large police department in North Carolina. After retiring, I found interest in wellness. I obtained a degree in Health in Fitness Science. While completing my degree, I became an ACE certified Personal Trainer. The more I was able to work with and help others reach their personal goals, I obtained my ACE Health Coach certification. I continue to take classes and further my education in order to be more proficient in guiding and encouraging others to reach their fitness and wellness goals. I am committed to working with anyone, no matter the age or fitness level, that wants to become a better version of themselves. We all have room to improve. With proper instruction, motivation, willingness, and time, everyone can create a better quality of life for themselves. Every person is unique. Every individual has a set of goals that is exclusive to them. After completing an initial free assessment, I will create a fitness and wellness plan that is customized to your needs and wants. When a person feels good about themselves, they feel better about everyone and the world around them. Good health and fitness opens doors to a brighter you. Come and join me in my daily journey; Adjusting Sails for Wellness.

My favorite client story

I have many great clients. I have one that stands out because her her tenacity. The client that had gained weight and lost tone after birthing multiple children. She was determined to get her pre-child body back. She understood that is a misconception that you will always be "have a belly" because you had children. We were able to set short term goals that made her successful at obtaining her long term goals. She has maintained her weight goals and commitment to fitness.

My favorite exercise

I have always loved circuit training (not crossfit). Modified circuits, or cardio circuits, can offer fitness for many levels. Even with my older population we do a routine similar to Silver Sneakers as a a group.

My favorite quote

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked.”
~ Brene Brown

My training philosophy

Movement quality is the most important.
Movement is key, make sure that you are
doing a form of movement that you enjoy;
then it will become a lifestyle change.
Keeping it simple is the best approach to

My training experience

I have worked as a personal trainer, a group fitness trainer, Silver Sneakers instructor and a wellness coach. Most of my personal training clients prefer an at home atmosphere. Whether we work in your home or at a park, I bring equipment to best suit your training needs. Working out of a gym is just as easy if that is your preference. I'm flexible for you. Virtual training is now a great option for training!

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness

NCCA Accredited Certifications

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

Additional Certifications

Certified Physical Therapy Technician, CPR/AED/First Aid


AAS in Health and Fitness Science

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Brain Trauma, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Hip Pain/Issues, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Neck Pain, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress

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