is small – which I LOVE,” Shannon said. “I’ve been to bigger gyms and I just prefer a friendlier, family vibe. I love Alli. She is well-educated, experienced and down-to-earth. She is really a strong woman and has helped me physically and emotionally this last year.”
Shannon began exercising at the gym three days a week, usually two days of cardio work and one day a week on the strength-training machines. Then Alli introduced Shannon to the sport of power lifting.
“Very early on Alli told me, ‘Motivation will last you two weeks. What will keep you going is discipline.’ So, I just remember that when that alarm goes off at 5am. What I really enjoy is lifting heavy weights. I also enjoy the acquaintances and friends I have made at the gym.”