Shannon Bruess

Shannon Bruess, M.S. is a highly educated fitness professional with a unique vision for the fitness industry. With degrees in Exercise Science and Exercise Psychology as well as vast teaching experience in both the academic and commercial health and fitness industry, Shannon’s true passion revolves around the empowerment of people, especially girls and women. Shannon specializes in body image and uses her knowledge in health and fitness to maximize confidence and power in the people she works with every day.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor of Science-Exercise Science, Illinois State University
  • Master's Degree, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Illinois State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Dec 31, 2018

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 08, 2017

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Jan 08, 2017

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$50.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • WKC World Champion-Shotokan Karate
  • AAU National Champion-Shotokan Karate
  • JKA All Japan Karate Champion
  • 2013 L. Marlene Mawson Graduate Research Potential Scholarship Award-Illinois State University
  • 2013 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award-Illinois State University

Languages Spoken

English, Japanese, Spanish



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