Shanna Missett Nelson
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Personal History: My interest in fitness was there from birth!! My mother is the founder and CEO of Jazzercise and was always going out the door to teach. I thought everyone’s mom did what mine did. My love of dance and being active was definitely fostered by being around fit, active healthy women in Jazzercise. I have two daughters, 7 and 4 -- both of them are dancers and love gymnastics. My husband is an avid basketball player and I love that our children are seeing lots of activity with both parents. When exercise is part of your life, you don’t look at it as work.
Workout Philosophy: Make your workout part of your life and do something you LOVE. If you do, you will never want to stop. Always be challenged by your workout and believe you can change anything – no matter what your age is.
Sucess Story: Heather, from Oceanside, CA: "As a mom of three little boys I don’t get a lot of time to myself. Jazzercise is my time. Shanna is an instructor who knows what those 60 minutes are worth to me. I always leave class feeling like I got an amazing workout. Her songs are new, fun, and upbeat. I feel like I’m out dancing with friends. Shanna has a great sense of humor that keeps me entertained throughout class, but not in a way that ever distracts from the workout. Shanna gives every class 100%. Seeing how hard she works motivates me to work harder. Her years of experience really show with how comfortable she is teaching. She does a great job of cueing the movements and demonstrating proper technique. You can tell she really loves being a Jazzercise Instructor. I feel spoiled that I get to take classes from one of the best fitness instructors in the nation. I’m in the best shape of my life and having a blast meeting and maintaining my fitness goals. With Shanna’s help I’m able to keep up with twin 4 year-olds and a toddler!"