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Shannan  

Professional Background: Physical movement has played a vital, constant role in Shannan’s life. Pilates is her rock. She’s been doing Pilates, playing sports, and dancing since childhood. Pilates has helped her feel more healthy, confident, and relaxed. Shannan wants to help others feel these profound Pilates benefits while working toward their own personal weight loss, lean muscle toning, balance, posture, coordination and injury rehab goals.

Why Shannan Does Pilates: Shannan discovered Pilates as a very young athlete looking to cross train. She’s been hooked ever since! The intensity spectrum of Pilates is awesome. It makes her feel strong and powerful, yet it is gentle on her joints. It’s amazing how Pilates can provide a seriously kick butt workout, but can also be gentle enough to prevent and rehabilitate injuries by correcting muscle imbalances and improving flexibility and core strength. Shannan loves a hard core workout, but also has a history of pain in her neck, back, shoulders, and knees so Pilates is perfect for her. It has been essential for her injury rehab and keeps flare ups at bay. Shannan really enjoys using Pilates to help people feel more pain free and happy.

  • Teaching Pilates since 2011
  • STOTT Pilates: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels
  • NUTRITION Coach/Personal Trainer: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) since 2012
  • Kickboxing Instructor
  • Barre Instructor
  • TRX Instructor
  • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Boot Camp Instructor
  • BA, Dance, UC Irvine (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Pilates Reformer, World Dance)
  • USC Physical Therapy Background (#1 PT school)
  • Student Athletic Trainer for UCI Sports Teams and Dance Department
  • Dance Science Researcher and Presenter at IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine & Science) conferences overseas

Personal Fun Facts: Shannan loves dogs and just got a Maltese puppy:) Fun cardio integrated Pilates, healthy eating, and a great TV show are musts in her life.

Shannan’s own personal fitness mantra: “Exercise, especially when done mindfully, is the key to a long and happy life.”

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