Coach Shelly is a certified RRCA run coach, as well as NASM/AAFA certified Group Ex Instructor with experience in training runners from their first 5k to marathon distance. She has worked with adults of all ages and skill levels! Her specialty is running training, but she is not limited to this discipline as a means of aerobic conditioning! Shelly's background is functional fitness utilizing one's own bodyweight in performing calisthenics, plyometrics for ultimate strength and conditioning. She will make the session fun filled with lots of great circuits to keep it spontaneous and challenging.
When engaging in indoor running training, Shelly's treadmill workouts turn the "dreadmill” treadmill into a fun, challenging blast of intervals that will have you wondering how the time went by so quickly! She will always incorporate a range of classic bodyweight calisthenics, plyometrics, and stabilizing movements, into your session to keep the body strong and injury free!
Favorite Workout Jam:
“This is What You Came For” by Rhianna and Calvin Harris
Favorite Fall Themed Food:
Roasted squash pretty much any baked good with pumpkin in it!
Favorite Guilty Pleasure Food Turned Good:
Sweet potato "fries" which are actually baked! Sweet potatoes are so nutrient dense and they have the good carbohydrates needed for fuel and energy, especially when doing a lot of cardio endurance training! Plus, they are naturally sweet!
Favorite Fall Activity:
Running in the crisp air, then drinking something warm and delicious afterwards, such as hot chocolate made with dark chocolate and almond milk. Then, driving upstate andseeing the beautiful fall colors, then apple picking.
Most Proud Trainer Moment:
I can honestly say that each and every day my clients make me super proud! I will say that watching my entire team of teenage girls cross the finish line of their first 5K this summer was an experience I’ll never forget.
Best "On-The-Go" Fitness & Nutrition Tip:
I try to always pack a couple of non-perishable snacks in my bag like raw almonds and dried cranberries or sour cherries (unsweetened) for a protein and fructose kick when I begin to feel my energy go down