Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

I am a very enthusiastic trainer, and love what I do. I have a sports background having played football, wrestling, and competed as a junior lifter in USAW sanctioned Olympic Weightlifting meets I am currently enrolled in California University of Pennsylvania's global online degree program. I am maintaining a 3.8 GPA cummulative after finishing my 3rd year while working towards my Bachelors of Science in Sports Management - Fitness and Wellness track. When I am not studying for my degree, training clients, or working out, I am reading about the latest research on exercise science that I can get my hands on. I use a science based training plan that offers the latest in program design and planning strategies. My programs are custom made for each client based on an extensive screening process that includes, but not limited to: health history, medical history, exercise history, body composition, circumference measurements, aerobic testing (VO2), flexibility, mobility, joint stability, core stability, muscular endurance, muscular strength, reactive strength, power, speed, agility, quickness, and functional movement patterns. From these variables I design a program that is best suited for you to obtain your goals.

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About Me


  • BSc., 3 years completed, California University of Pennsylvania

Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2016-04-30 07:00:00 UTC
ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification
Expires: 2013-07-18 07:00:00 UTC
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: 2015-01-09 08:00:00 UTC
NESTA - Mixed Martial Arts MMA
Expires: 2012-11-15 08:00:00 UTC
IYCA - Olympic Lifting Instructor
Agency Unavailable
IYCA - Youth Speed and Agility Specialist
Agency Unavailable
USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach
Agency Unavailable
IYCA - High School Strength and Conditioning Coach
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-06-01 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2015-06-01 07:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, $30 for 30 min and $75/hr for a semi private session for two

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Deans list for 3 yrs at CALU

Languages Spoken




9 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Anne Powers on Nov 07, 2014

    Hi, I went to see Shawn this summer to help get me in shape to lift patients. I am a paramedic and it is essential that I be able to lift. I had an abdominal wall reconstruction last December. When I started with Shawn I had no strength and my back hurt anytime I lifted anything. Let me tell you Shawn is a personal training wizard! He is patient, kind understanding, tough, and NEVER lets you give up. I would wine that it hurts or I can't do any more and all he would say is "pucker up Buttercup". Today I can lift patients no problem. Through locking my core I had the unexpected benefit of my back not hurting on long motorcycle rides. Thank you so much for all the help you gave me!
    If you want a dynamic trainer who will customize a program to your needs Shawn Fears is the one for you.

    Anne Powers

    Response by Shawn Fears on Nov 07, 2014

    LOL it was "suck it up buttercup!", but close enough! Thank you for the review, it was definitely a unique experience customizing a program for you.

  • by Briana Walters on Apr 23, 2014

    I started training with Shawn at the end of January 2014. My goal was to do a short-term intensive and focused program to increase my power lifting numbers – I wanted to lift heavier. In January, right before I started the program, I lifted as follows: Squat 205 lbs, Deadlift 205 lbs and Bench Press 115 lbs.
    After 10 weeks, my squat is 215 lb PR, deadlift 255 lbs PR, and bench press 150 lbs PR! Also, my 5RM good mornings are 190 lbs and my 1RM front squat is 185 lbs (a 25 lb PR!) Finally, I trap-bar deadlifted 245 lbs for 3 sets of 8.
    Not only did he help me improve my physical capacity, he also helped me break through mental barriers. I typically would stop or slow down when things got tough because in my head I thought that if it was “hard”, I couldn’t do it and it was time to stop. I learned from Shawn that it’s okay that it’s difficult and it’s SUPPOSED to be, otherwise you won’t improve. My favorite quote from him is, “We’re not trying to lift bags of cotton candy in here! We’re here to lift heavy weights!”
    Thank you!
    -Briana Walters

  • by April Spilde on Sep 22, 2012

    As a certified personal trainer I thought I had all the information I needed to be a well-rounded athlete. Before I started working with Shawn, I hadn't realized how truly limited I was. I was following the same routines time after time. I would do the same muscle splits at the gym, never really pushing beyond the weight I had been pressing for a year. I was also training for my first marathon and had serious pain in my left knee. I wasn't tuned in to my body at all and didn't practice mobility techniques and stretching. Needless to say, I was pretty clueless. It took a month with Shawn to help me get past my mobility issues with lots of stretching and foam rolling. My knee pain went away in a matter of weeks and I was so excited when I could finally complete a full squat. We also focused on strengthening my weaknesses. Every session was meticulously planned to push me to my limits and far beyond. There were times when I would get so frustrated and shout "I can't do it," but Shawn would push me that much harder. Soon I learned to never use those words again! My confidence, as well as my lifts began to skyrocket. I went from Sumo Deadlifting 185lbs. to 275lbs. in one month. It was unbelievable progress. Today I am so proud of the work we have accomplished over the last four months and I am more than ecstatic to see where we will be in the next four months!

    April Spilde
    United States Air Force
    ISSA Master Trainer

  • by Michael Consalo on Jun 23, 2011

    Shawn is program mastermind with years of intense study under his belt. With his passion for getting you results, the only thing you need to worry about is how far you wanna go. He knows everything from detailed cardio programming, to powerlifting for the advanced lifter. Shawn has multiple certifications including MMA, High school strength and conditioning, ISSA, NASM, and the list goes on and on. What does that mean for you? Injury free results as fast as you can let go and get some work done son!

  • by James Taylor on Jun 22, 2011

    I been working with Shawn for a year now. Not just training with Shawn, just being around him you will gain alot knowledge about the body and fitness and how it all works together. Personal training is not just a hobby to him, it is a lifestyle and he has a strong passion for fitness. I train with him for that reason, I want the same intesity and passon going into my workouts and motivating me to be on the same level as he is. Shawn is very honest and straight to the point. If you don't understand a certain part of the workout or you dont know why you doing it, Shawn explains why and how to do things and if he dosen't know he will tell where to find the answer. For example, I injured my back a 8 of months ago and been going to physical therapy for 4 months with no relief of pain. I told shawn about my problem and he refered me to a read a book on how to prehab and rehab your bak and a designed a workout for me for my back. Since then, my back pain has stop for the most part and improve my flexability. Thanks to Shawn, I can start working out again without pain.

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