Shea Leonard Mendez started O.W.N. Fitness independently in 2016 with the hopes of helping better peoples lives through physical activity. She is a certified personal trainer through The National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) with a specialization in Corrective Exercise, and is a certified Strength and Conditioning coach through The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF.)
She is passionate about what she does and wants the best results for every client. Some trainers are there to stand by while you work out and count reps, or put you through workouts based on what they want, not you. Shea coaches you on proper form, the reasoning behind the exercise, how this movement can carry over into everyday life, and the mental side of fitness. Her dedication to her clients comes from the heart and she truly wants to provide the best chance of a happy, healthy, balanced life!
5 facts about Shea:
-She is married to Adrian and they have two furry children: Jack Barkins the Corgi, and Misty Jones the floopy Jindo mix rescue! (yes, they are featured on this very website and are super cute.)
-Shea loves cooking and baking (pies, cookies, cakes, ect.,) and will most likely talk about this, especially during fall/winter a.k.a. baking season.
-Her father won Mr. America in 1980 (pro bodybuilding,) and her Godfather was The Ultimate Warrior (pro wrestling,) and they are both featured on the gym’s “Wall of Greatness.”
-Her favorite exercise is the deadlift, but all things weight lifting are basically equal on her “favorite” scale.
-She will not let people speak negatively about themselves without seeing the positive alternatives. “Annoyingly optimistic” is how she describes it.
Want to know more about how she got into this? Ask! She loves sharing her experiences with anyone who could benefit from hearing them.