"When you're feeling down, get moving and watch your mood improve!"
I'm Shan Shan! Growing up, I've always loved school sports (Taekwondo, Tennis, Running) and being active. When I got out of High School I began to notice how the unhealthy choices that I was making were negatively impacting my body and mindset. I decided that I wanted to have the knowledge necessary to live a long healthy life and teach others close to me to do the same.
In addition to being a trainer I also have over 10 years of Tae Kwon Do experience with various age groups and body types. I'm a firm believer that exercise has the power to heal most problems: physical, mental and emotional! Trust me with your fitness journey and you won't just be getting a trainer, you'll be gaining knowledge that you can use for the rest of your life.
Days Worked: Tuesday-Saturday
Nearly nine months ago I joined NWFITCO and was immediately greeted and felt welcomed. After a few visits, it became clear that the culture of this place was much more than just stacks of weights and treadmills. This place has a foundation built around people first and their desire was to help those people reach their goals. About a month into my membership I was introduced to Shan Shan, who is one of the personal trainers on staff. I decided that it was time to challenge myself a bit and to change some of my bad habits around food and exercise. I had been working out for years but had reached a plateau and wasn't making any forward progress.
This is where Shan Shan came in to help me. We walked through some of my history, talked about my goals and she even helped me with a FREE workout session. I knew right then and there that I had to give this a try. Since that day, every session with Shan Shan has provided the promise of a push for betterment, conversation about healthier nutrition, reviewing of progress, and accountability. She also has a fun side that makes workouts enjoyable! That humor can help a lot when you're working hard to reach a goal.
I would highly recommend Shan Shan if you're looking for a coach that will challenge you, hold you accountable, and is willing to have fun along the journey with you too! I'm grateful that I joined NWFITCO and was introduced to their hardworking and wonderful staff.
Way to Go Shanolator!
I think I started working with Shan Shan in June, right before GYFT started, I wanted to learn how to exercise properly and use more machines. Shan Shan is always really encouraging whenever I come in, she's like my cheerleader. I really like the accountability of the monthly InBody scans and her workouts are fun! I'm proud of myself for committing. In the past I'd always struggle because I'd get distracted or stop after a week.
When you walk into Northwest Fitness, you may notice that the establishment enables its patrons with a non-judgemental sense of camaraderie, comfort and courageous determination. When you look in any direction, you will see smiling mouths, determined eyes, sweaty brows, and people being educated on how to better themselves and their understanding of their own bodies. The entire essence of this health center can be summed up in the spirit and presence of one particular instructor, Shan Shan Price. What brought me in to inquire about membership was that I was looking for a gym with more flexible hours than the gym I was attending at the time, No more, no less. I did not count on encountering a trainer like Shan Shan. I am not a stranger to personal training so upon meeting Shan Shan, I was familiar with some of the motions we were going through as well as the usual questions trainers ask when you first start a program. I gave the typical answers one would give, circling around aesthetic and superficial reasons for looking good. Then Shan Shan asked me a question no trainer had ever asked of me before. She asked, "What is the real reason you are here?" Before any physical training even started, she asked me to dig for a deeper reason and before flexing any physical strength, she asked me to flex spiritually and mentally. That was what told me I had found my new trainer. She didn't accept just the superficial, she asked for real strength. In the short six months I have been working with Shan Shan, I have experienced results and changes in my body and mind that I have not seen in years. Shan Shan has a sharp eye for catching and correcting seemingly miniscule mistakes that make major differences when corrected and the true form is done properly. She corrects and explains in detail the reasons behind every motion, every movement, in order to improve form and function. Her knowledge of the body and exercise science is unparalleled. There is no wasted movement in her training. Her care and concern for her clients comes through in the fact that she greets every one of her trainees a smile and a wave, even on days she is not scheduled to meet with them. Her resolve shows through in her own training. You can see her thought process and the determination to constantly improve, she employs the same determination to improve the wellbeing of all of her clients. Most importantly, Shan Shan constantly reminds her clients of their own personal responsibility: she implores me to practice it with discipline when it comes to my own training. I have grown to count on the relationship I have built with Shan Shan these past few months and although I greatly surpass her in age, I have definitely grown to see Shan Shan as a mentor and guide just as much as I do a physical trainer.
I began my fitness journey in February of 2021. I had several trainers before we were paired up with Shan Shan. Although I was starting to see some progress, it was hard knowing which direction to go with multiple trainers.
Shan Shan is like a breath of fresh air. We talked about where I wanted to go in regards to my training. She and I both learned from the same Taekwondo master so she understands my past training history and the drive and determination it takes. She has tailored my workouts to my abilities and understands that I enjoy being challenged.
Since working with Shan Shan, I’ve lost almost 8% of body fat and gained over 5 lbs. of muscle, with a goal of gaining more. She pushes me, even when the motivation isn’t there. Her cheerful smile and bubbly personality just adds to that. I wholeheartedly would recommend Shan Shan, I have her to thank for my progress, I couldn’t have done it without her pushing me and her encouragement. I look forward to many more training sessions with her.