I grew up in Lake Tahoe, NV.
My parents noticed my athletic ability when I was very young. I was on skies by age 2 and learning gymnastics by age 3. I was on a soccer team when I was 6 and competed in ski races at 8. After graduating from high school I went to college in the Bay Area to play college soccer. After 2 years I transferred to the University of Utah where I received my BA and then went on to be a professional snowboarder for 12 years. Between all my injuries and inevitable aging, I knew I needed to stay active to keep my body in shape and free from aches and pains.
While pregnant with my first child, I received my NASM to become a personal trainer, then moved forward with receiving my CF-L1 to Coach Crossfit. While pregnant with my second child I decided to loosely follow macros to see if it would help me keep the weight off. Sure enough between being more consistent with workouts and being more mindful about eating I ended up 20lbs lighter than with my first. I was so intrigued with the results from macros that I have spent the last 2 years studying and receiving Certifications from NCI for my L-1 nutrition, hormones, and mindset courses. I have continued learning with my business and hormones coaches.
My goal is for everyone to be freed from the pressures they put on themselves to achieve something that may not even bring them the happiness they are seeking. There are so many things we can do, whether we go extreme or just little by little, that can improve how we feel and look.
Join me on this journey for a healthy mindset, better eating and joyous living
I’m Shauna Mayer, a fun, easily-distracted foodie who is passionate about fitness and nutrition. I majored in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah and minored in Spanish. Hablo espanol. I was only required to take a basic nutrition class for my major which I found very inadequate. In my final paper I compared my program with other top programs in the United States and my main criticism was the lack of nutrition courses required. I have worked in the fitness field coaching bootcamp style and crossfit classes for over 20 years (yes I am over 20) and have referred many clients to other nutrition coaches. Recently I decided to take matters in my own hands and join 360Nutrition.fitness and get certified to be a nutrition coach. I have learned so much the last few years about how and what to feed my own body, as a crossfit athlete and distance runner, that I am excited to share with others.
Teaching has been a passion in my life for years. I received my Masters of Education from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. I have taught Spanish, soccer, Polynesian dancing, group fitness, crossfit and more to children from Pre-k all the way to 80 year olds.
I grew up In a competitive environment with two older brothers who wanted to be the best at everything. I discovered fitness at the age of twelve while learning about various body builder exercises. Once I started high school, I really got into fitness while participating in football and basketball.
After high school I went to a two-year college where I received a degree in personal training, My last 3 months of school required that I do an internship with a gym of some kind. I was interested in Olympic lifting, and the only way I could do that was through CrossFit. I found a CrossFit gym that would allow me to learn and develop the tools I needed to be successful.
CrossFit changed my views on fitness. Over the next six years I got my CrossFit level 1 and opened a gym. I now write fitness programs for clients that are personalized to meet their specific goals. I also program for athletes, compete in CrossFit comps, and most importantly, I am always learning new ways to help others do better with health and fitness.