Certifications and affiliations

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

 American Council on Exercise (ACE)

 Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC)

 Spinning and Schwinn Cycling Instructor

American Heart Association (CPR, AED, First Aid)

Shari Russell

"In my 18+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry, I have worked with groups as well as individuals of all ages and walks of life.  My specialty is in assessment of client fitness and movement patterns, evaluating casual patterns of dysfunction and finding the best blend of exercises and balance of techniques to increase overall strength, function and pain-free movement.

My passion is working with clients who are eager to take responsibility for their own wellness by not only encouraging them toward awareness of truly being "in" their bodies, but in educating them in the development of self-care techniques, behaviors and habits. This ultimately allows them to create more productive, energetic and pain free lives.


By balancing our own mental, physical and emotional selves we are able to contribute positive energy to the world around us and decrease the probability of creating disease within our bodies."