The journey to success is measured in inches; this is Shannon's Member of the month story.

The journey to success is measured in inches; this is Shannon's Member of the month story.

What the staff has to say about Shannon:

When we decide on each member of the month, we look for individuals who are giving extraordinary effort.  For some that might just mean showing up consistently and dedicating themselves to the journey for the first time, for others it might mean doing something that was once impossible.   Shannon's journey involves a little bit of both. Shannon used to be very active doing classes like zumba, salsa, body pump and step aerobics however, in her mid to late 30’s she started to have a lot of knee issues  that made squats and lunges impossible to do without pain. The onset of these issues forced her out of the healthy and active lifestyle she was accustomed to leading. When Shannon first came to us she was frustrated because she was stuck in a sedentary lifestyle due to pain.  She recognized that she would have to relearn how to exercise in a new way to make sure that addressed her pain and avoided the joint issues pervasive in her family history. We co-created a game plan that could address the joint issues Shannon already had to get her active again, while not causing any new issues in the process.   

Starting out this process we had several issues to address, knee pain, hip pain, and carpal tunnel.  Shannon didn’t back away from the challenge, she showed up consistently and did the work. She didn’t let what she used to be able to do frustrate her from doing the things she needed to do.  Slowly but surely, we began to see small improvements in her overall pain levels, we also started to see improvements in her range of motion. When Shannon started, she could do a band assisted pain-free squat to a ball with 4 risers underneath, she now can do an unassisted pain free squat to a ball on the floor!  Shannon’s carpal tunnel is significantly reduced, and as a silver lining her waist to hip ratio has improved from a .98 to a .87!   

The thing that I think is most amazing about Shannon’s journey is that these great improvements in her health have been measured in inches over months.  She’s remained patiently focused throughout and this has transcended into all of the other areas of wellness. It’s been a pleasure to watch this journey unfold and we cannot wait to watch Shannon reach her new goal, lunges!

What Shannon Has to Say about her Journey So Far: 

Member of the Month Questions

How did you originally hear about us? 

Eme Crawford’s FB post


What prompted you to seek us out once hearing about us? 

Eme’s review & a review of the KORE website


What was your initial goal when you signed up with us?

I wanted to get back in shape, which included not only losing weight but also getting back to where I was a few years ago (able to squat with no pain, for example).


What was holding you back from achieving this goal (before you joined)? 

Honestly, myself – while I was unhappy with my weight/physical health, I didn’t have the motivation to do much about it. I knew I needed someone’s help, whether it was gym classes or a trainer.


Has this goal changed since you joined KORE Wellness?  If yes, what is your new goal? 

No, while I’ve definitely made gains, I have more work to do and I’m excited about what the future holds!


Now that you’re working on/have achieved this goal, has your view of yourself changed? 

Yes! I feel so much better about myself, for so many reasons – who knew I’d get up at 5am on a regular basis (and stick with it). I’m losing weight, and I’m motivated to eat healthier and move more outside of the gym. I have more energy and feel better in general.


How do you feel about your future health? 

SO much better – I am hopeful I will avoid major health issues now.


What have you liked best about working with us? 

Do I have to pick just one thing? (I can’t) I love the personalized program, the variety in the routines, the classes (boxing & yoga especially), and the people I’ve gotten to know!


What would you say to someone who is struggling with the same goal(s)? 

Find what works for you – I need other people to help motivate me, whether that be in a group class or through the semi-private training. Also, consider the long-term effects of not being in shape/healthy – that helps motivate me as well.


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