“I want to help Change the World, One S.M.I.L.E. At A Time!”
S.M.I.L.E. stands for Simply Making Individual Lifestyle Enhancements!
Welcome! My name is Shannon Burrows. I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Cancer Exercise Specialist, Functional Aging Specialist, Fitness Expert, Lifestyle Coach, Wife, IVF Mom and Breast Cancer Survivor.
Fitness, Nutrition & helping others have always been a passion of mine. In addition to meeting new people & helping them, I love to laugh, spend time with family & friends, exercise, create new recipes and motivate people towards a better mindset & lifestyle. I believe that just changing one little thing in your day, each and every day will get you one step closer to your goals and a happier and more fulfilled life.
I design a customized program specific to you, your goals and diagnosis. My goal with you is to get you living a healthy, functional and happy life by working on Range of Motion, Strength, Flexibility, Balance/Stability, Cognitive Therapy & self-esteem, as well as helping you create new lifestyle changes for you maintain a healthy life. You can never out-exercise a poor diet. I can work directly with you or with your doctor as well to make sure we have your best health in mind. We can work together pre-surgery to make sure you are strong and healthy going into surgery and I can help you during your post-surgery recovery. From the Frozen shoulder, rounded shoulders and lymphedema and anything in between.
On July 13th, 2017 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I had NO idea what my future had in store for me, especially in my career as a Personal Trainer. Thankfully I find a silver lining in almost every situation of life and this has proven that great things can come out of not so great situations.
As a Personal Trainer and Functional Aging Specialist, I feel a need to help others in similar situations, or those who could simply use some motivation. As they say, “Life is too short to sit around and do nothing”. So, with that in mind, I obtained my Cancer Exercise Specialist Certification. These certifications have created opportunities for me to help so many others that have been diagnosed with cancer or who have come off of injuries or just do not have any exercise routine in place and want to start or maintain their fitness. I am also part of the Medical Fitness Network and can work with your doctor to work on the best prescription of fitness and health for you from any diagnosis. Working out to me is not about building a muscular body, it’s about moving, stability and being functional as we age and discover that not everything is as easy as it used to be.
Have you slacked a bit in exercise / looking to get back to a healthy lifestyle / have come off an injury or recent surgery/ have you aged to the point you no longer feel mobile / have you been diagnosed with Cancer and aren’t sure how to continue your exercise regime?
LET ME HELP YOU!