Shannon Rene Bio
Shannon brings many years of professional experience as a Registered Dietitian, Fitness Instructor, Power Pilates Comprehensive Trainer and a Personal Trainer.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics. She has Group Fitness certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) and Body Training Systems (Step, Groove, Power and Ride), Zumba and Zumba Toning. Shannon received her comprehensive Pilate’s certification from Power Pilates. She is a personal trainer and is certified in biomechanics from the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research.
She enjoys helping members achieve a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet while improving aerobic endurance, flexibility, and strength.
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Shannon has been a coordinator for several fitness facilities and has been a teacher at over 10 North Texas facilities. Therefore, she can leverage other outstanding Pilates instructors who meet her high standards of only teaching authentic and customized Pilates. Despite your busy schedule, we can match a world class instructor with your specific schedule.
Denee completed her first certification from the Physical Mind Institute in New York in 2004 & 2007. She continued continuing education with teachers trained by Romana Kryzanowska, including Peter Fiasca, Siri Galliano, Mejo Wiggins and Jay Grimes.
In the fall of 2009, she interviewed, was assessed, and chosen to train with Heritage Pilates under Romana Kryzanowska, Chacha Guerrero and Michael Rooks, completing over 1,000 hours in her apprenticeship and graduating in the Spring of 2011. She continues to train and study, seeking to further understand the Pilates method of exercise and health.
She doesn’t add to the Pilates method, change it, or create new exercises. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t think about, analyze, and teach according to each person. There are ways to modify an exercise, without changing the essence or purpose. Denee likes to break things down and truly explain each part, so there is an understanding of the whole. She understands there are physical as well as mental limitations.
Denee is married and is a full time mom of tween twin daughters, an energetic toddler, one old neurotic poodle, one old crazy cat and one frisky toddler dog.
They all live happily in Richardson. Denee holds a degree in fashion design from University of North Texas in 1994.
Originally from Leesburg, VA, Alessandra became interested in Pilates following a dance career with Nashville Ballet and Nashville In Motion. She completed her comprehensive Pilates training through Balanced Body University in Nashville, TN under the instruction of David Gensheimer, Jennifer McNamara, and Erin Myers. Alessandra taught at Simply Balanced in Nashville for two years while going back to school to become a registered dietitian. She then moved to Morgantown, WV in 2013 to complete her dietetic internship at West Virginia University Hospitals and remained in Morgantown for two additional years to work as a clinical dietitian at WVUH. During her three years in WV, Alessandra continued teaching Pilates at The Pilates Studio of Morgantown. Alessandra started as a client at Fit N Pilates after moving to Dallas in June 2016 and began teaching after settling into Dallas and seeing the high caliber of instructors at Fit N Pilates. In addition to teaching Pilates, Alessandra practices as a clinical dietitian at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.
Alessandra loves working with all types of individuals and specifically enjoys teaching Pilates as a means of rehabilitation and working with those with scoliosis and neurological conditions. She enjoys creating individualized programs that best fit the specific needs of her clients. Alessandra completed the Pilates for MS and Other Neurological Conditions training from Mariska Breland and Analyzing the Scoliotic Body continuing education training from Erin Myers. She continues to look for new continuing education opportunities to further her skills and knowledge. Alessandra believes that everyone should be doing Pilates and truly believes in its benefits.