Shannon Gowens was born in Pisa,Italy and lived there for 19 years. She has a BA in adult fitness and exercise sciences with a minor in nutrition, and an MS in general psychology. Shannon has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and teaches almost every type of group fitness class there is. She also works as a personal trainer and private yoga instructor. She has a background in dance and competes in Latin ballroom. For fun she likes to spend time reading, traveling, and hanging with her two boys, aged seven and ten.

Today, Shannon is a Nouflex Virtual Trainer.