Shely has been lifting weights since she was a kid with her dad in the basement. She began doing pull-ups from a very young age and always won the pull-up contest in grade school. Lifting weights has always been something that she has enjoyed and felt she has had control over. In high school Shely was involved in cross country, basketball and track and in her first 2 years of college she played of basketball. After college, Shely spent 3 years active duty in the Army as an intelligence officer. Once her career was over, Shely became a personal trainer at 24Hour Fitness in Colorado Springs, CO in 2006.
The main reason Shely became a personal trainer was because she was told she was basically going to be a therapist. Over the years she has learned to use physical fitness as a means to help counsel individuals towards not only their physical fitness goals but also other goals that span across someone’s life.
Shely was first introduced to CrossFit in 2009 and received her CrossFit Level 1 in October of the same year. Her experience includes multiple certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and over six certifications from CrossFit. Shely has a masters degree in public health with an emphasis in physical activity and nutrition.
Nutrition is also an area Shely is passionate about. Over the years she has tried multiple diets for the sake of trying them to understand what her members will experience. Shely also has experience in writing nutrition plans and helping people successfully losing weight.
Overall, Shely’s goal is to help people with fitness and nutrition goals, to make them feel like they are not alone when trying to achieve their goals and to build a physically active community not only in the gym but within the surrounding community of Manhattan, KS.