Shannon Cole

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Since Feb 2011
Shannon Cole

Location

400 Second Street

Algoma, WI 54201

400 Second Street, Algoma, WI 54201

About Me

Licensed instructor of Zumba® (B1 & B2), Zumba Gold®, Zumbatomic®, Zumba Core®, Yoga (RYT), Core Functional Fitness™ and SilverSneakers MSROM® & Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master

 

Licensed Wisconsin K-12 Educator

 

My goal is to be a well rounded instructor and to bring the feeling of self-acceptance to each of my students. At first glance, my variety of certifications and class offerings may seem to have no real connection. You may even be thinking, “Booty shaking to Om? What the heck?” So what is the connection? As an instructor, my intention is for you to leave feeling BETTER than you did when you walked in the door, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Let my studio be your respite, your oasis, and your break from outside stressors. I offer a safe environment for you to strengthen, tone, and release your body, along with you mind. Take some time for you because you are worth it!

 

Plan to enjoy a small and personal environment for your Zumba® Fitness, Yoga and Core Fitness classes. There are no mirrors, the curtains are drawn, and the lights are low in efforts for you to let go of your inhibitions. Classes really are for all levels with current participants as young as 4 and 80+. And please, carry in your shoes for Zumba® as no street shoes are allowed.

 

I hope to see you soon!

~Shannon

 

MY STORY

 

From 2002-2009, I was a high school math and science teacher. When my teaching ob was eliminated due to budget cuts, it gave me a chance to pause and figure out what I really wanted to do. Since middle school, I have struggled with my weight (I have weighed 200+ pounds), body image, and stress. A local gym was hiring a fitness instructor to teach dance aerobics. I thought, “Yea! I can work-out, teach, and earn money at the same time!” I applied and with NO experience (aside from teaching and enjoying dancing) was hired. From there, I began to offer a Yoga class (really a stretch class) and then applied to teach at an additional facility. I trained in SilverSneakers® and offered a weekly class along with my own newly created Chair Yoga.  

 

Zumba® kept coming onto my radar and after taking TWO classes, I did my B1 training. Needless to say, I was not prepared for the day or to teach—two days later! Little by little and with a TON of time, sweat, and confusion, I began to feel more comfortable leading my classes—and in my own body. Leading a class in neon Zumba® cargos and a jingly hip scarf (not to mention Yoga Pants) has helped to increase my confidence—and sense of humor. In my experience of teaching the older adult population, I realized the importance of specialized fitness and soon after my B1 training (two-and-a-half months), I trained in Zumba Gold®. A few months later, I left my husband and two kids (then 4 and 7) for a month to participate in an intensive Yoga training at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico. This experience, albeit one of the most challenging of my life, re-opened my mind and my heart to my true calling: teaching.

 


From there to now, I have taken various Core-Based Fitness trainings at the Hope Yoga School. I continue to grow as a Yoga, Core and Zumba® Fitness instructor, most recently by attending a Zumbatomic® and B2 training, re-taking B1, and completing the e-class Zumba Core®. I now rent a retail space that my husband and I (okay, mostly my husband) renovated to teach my own classes. My own business: the American Dream. I have been teaching independently since January of 2011 in the small lake-front community of Algoma, Wisconsin and love it.

 

I presently teach all classes at my studio, Shannon’s Yoga & Fitness, but am open to inviting in the energy of new instructors that share this passion with me. Along with teaching at my studio, I also am “mobile” and would love to bring a class to you and your facility (schools, work, community center, Mom’s Groups, Bridal & Baby Showers, School Wellness Week, Student Athletes, Boy & Girl Scouts Yoga Badges, Home Schoolers, etc.)

Since Feb 2011
Shannon Cole

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    The Zumba® Core training capsule is an e-learning experience for ZIN™ Members who want to offer more powerful core moves and routines in their Zumba classes.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate

Qualifications

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • ZumbatomicZumbatomic
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.