Shannon is a badass athlete and mom of two young boys! She has a competitive side that just shows how fierce she is. Shannon will welcome you and make you feel comfortable as ever as you venture into the unknown!
I joined Fit Collective St. Catharines in February 2018 and I have never looked back. I had heard about the sport from close friends, and it had been mentioned to me on a few occasions that it is something that I would really enjoy. My husband Graham joined the gym shortly before I did – and just hearing his description of the community and the workouts made me so excited to give it a try for myself.
I grew up in lacrosse and hockey family and sport was something that was a massive part of my life. Growing up, I played soccer and baseball, and during high school and into my early twenties I played rugby.
Since then – I have been unable to channel my athletic energies anywhere. That is until now. CrossFit has helped fill that void in my life and I could not be more thankful that I found it.
I love trying new things and challenging myself, and after my first day of fundamentals I knew I was hooked! I have never found a training method that pushes you to your limits and motivates you quite like CrossFit. This is exactly what I needed – at a time in my life I needed it the most.
When I joined Fit Collective St. Catharines, I was 8 months post-partum after having my second son. After my second pregnancy I was finding it extremely difficult to make time for myself with a three year old and a baby. I wasn’t taking care of me and I knew in order to take care of my kids the best that I can, I had to take care of myself first. I had an intense desire to feel stronger and healthier again. I wanted more for myself. I needed to do it for them.
Prior to joining CrossFit I completed my CanFit Pro Personal Training Certification in 2016 and for two years I worked locally, running group bootcamp classes and personal training sessions. After having my first son, fitness had become such an important part of my motherhood journey it inspired me to become certified and work towards helping others do the same.
I fully believe in the saying that “your vibe attracts your tribe” because both Ashley and Justin have built and grown a community so wonderful that it truly speaks to their character. This community is inclusive, selfless, inspiring, passionate, caring, welcoming – I could go on and on. I count my lucky stars that I get to join this team, it is truly an honour. Their community is filled with people from all walks of life, all ages and abilities crushing the same workouts together. It is truly amazing. It just makes me smile so big.
CrossFit it all about setting goals, making game plans to tackle them and seeing them to fruition. There is no better feeling than meeting your goals and I cannot wait to assist others in achieving their personal goals and working towards their highest potential. The sky is the limit!
- CrossFit Level 1
- Post-Partum Athleticism Certification 2.0 (Brianna Battles 2019)