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Episode Info: "Your Questions are My Feedback, Ask Questions, Ask Questions, Ask Questions" About Today's Guest Shannon Fable, Executive Vice President of Learning & Product Development for the FIT4MOM® Franchise, is an experienced business and program developer in the health and wellness space. With over 20 years in the industry, Shannon has presented and educated in six continents on group fitness, personal training, management, business development, and time management. With a proven track record for assessing needs and developing programs, systems, and structure for a wide variety of businesses in the fitness industry, she has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Silver Sneakers, Power Systems, ACE and BOSU®. Shannon, honored as the 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is a certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach interested in helping fitness professionals navigate the industry and make more money. She is the owner of Sunshine Fitness Resources, sits on the Advisory Board for the Association of Fitness Studios and serves as Chair of the American Council on Exercise’s Board of Directors. Shannon has presented at a number of industry shows such as ECA, IDEA World, IDEA PTI, Asia Fitness Conference, SCW, DCAC, IHRSA, Club Industry, Canfitpro, and AFPA. She is a frequent contributor to industry publications such as the IDEA Fitness Journal, Club Solutions Magazine, IHRSA, the Anytime Fitness Blog and more. Most notably, along with her developer husband, she co-created and founded GroupEx Pro®, a revolutionary software designed to streamline and operationalize the management and marketing of group fitness programs for health clubs, which they recently sold to Daxko. Shannon holds ACE Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Health Coach certifications, as well as AFAA National Certification. Stay In Touch With Shannon Shannon's Website Fit4Mom Website Facebook ACE Fitness Facebook Instagram Twitter Mentioned In The Show No Sweat by Michelle Segar, PH.D. Show Notes As always, I begin the show by asking my guest how they got into the industry of fitness. Shannon shares that “I traded an eating disorder for an exercise disorder and the rest is history.” Shannon’s expertise of her past was as a former dancer and cheerleader, and as she liked the music and the movement found in the world of group glasses, that is where she put her focus at first. After joining a mentoring program, and after not much time in the program, Shannon was soon teaching on a regular basis. She was part of the first group of fitness instructors to teach Body Pump in the United States and it was that experience that began her fast track forward within the industry. We talk about what it takes to gain the courage to move forward and up and Shannon shares that at first, it was the fact that she was naïve and didn’t realize how hard it would be. Then she believes it is about asking yourself what is the worst that could happen, and then do...
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