Shannon is the founder of Honing Wellness. With almost 13 years in the fitness and wellness industry, she has noticed that there is a segment of the population not receiving the support they need: postnatal women. Shannon began her career in the mental health field. She was a child and family therapist for low-income families struggling to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of being a parent. She saw directly the impact parents can have on their children when they are not taking care of themselves.
When Shannon moved to San Francisco in 2010, she found a deep love for the fitness industry. She opened a private personal training studio and worked with a wide range of clients, including prenatal and postnatal women. In 2014, Shannon sold her business and moved into a role in corporate wellness. Through all of these experiences, she has witnessed a gap: there are so many wonderful services offered to expecting moms to keep them healthy: prenatal yoga, prenatal pilates, doula services, etc. However, it seems that these services are forgetting about the next stage of life: being a new mom.
Shannon’s belief is that a new mother must take care of herself in order to be fully present for her newborn and family. Shannon has created a program that will allow new moms to develop a holistic wellness plan to be and feel like her best self. Through coaching, clients will build strategies to achieve short-term goals related to movement, healthy eating, improved relationships, and investment in self.
More about Shannon:
- Certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist
- M.A. Mental Health Counseling
- B.A. Psychology, Minor in Women’s Studies
- ACE-Certified Health Coach
- C.H.E.K.-Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach
- NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM-Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Mat Pilates certified
- TRX certified