Fun & Fitness with Shelly
Break out of Your Shell with Shelly
Fun & Fitness with Shelly exists to empower everyone with the opportunity to participate in fun, transformative, and supportive fitness classes and wellness events. The goal is to challenge people to push beyond their limits regardless of age, size, or gender identity.
Ditch the workout! Join the party! I take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-and high-intensity moves for a calorie-burning dance party. These classes are easy to follow and jam-packed with red-hot dance steps using Latin and international rhythms. Come and get your party on! All levels are welcome!
This is a fun class that incorporates dance, strength training, cardio, and stretching. It is designed for older adults looking to improve muscular strength, energy levels, and just have fun. It is never too late to start exercising!
Special Events/ Private Classes/
If you can't attend a class, no worries. I organize groups to participate in special fitness and wellness events throughout NYC including walk-a-thons, walk/run events, dances, and social outings. Fun & Fitness with Shelly has participated in the BCC Run the Bronx for past three years.
If you are still not ready for a live class, I also offer classes virtually for adults and youth.
The Story Behind Fun & Fitness with Shelly
I am the Founder and CEO of Fun & Fitness with Shelly, LLC. I am the Vice President and Board Chair of Orisha Wholeness Corp. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I tried almost everything to lose weight including pursuing weight loss surgery. I was desperate. I was prediabetic and had both high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I was over 315lbs and had to make a change. I was denied for weight loss surgery, and it was a blessing in disguise. It forced me to make some drastic changes in my life. I know it sounds corny and simple, but all I did was ate smaller portions and started working out.
After losing over 130lbs, I started running and completed my first marathon at the age of 45. I am now a 4x marathoner and certified Group Fitness Instructor with over 15 licenses and certifications including Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids, Silver Sneakers Classic, BOOM Muscle, Circuit, Yoga, Schwinn Indoor cycling, MAD Dogg, Aqua Fit, and Wukkout. I was using my journey, to help and inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle regardless of age or size. I was happy and living my dream. I was teaching 17 fitness classes a week at various gyms around NYC, and then Covid hit.
The world shutdown and life as we knew it changed overnight. I went from being physically fit to sitting on my couch for months. If that wasn't bad enough, I had to have major surgery in April. You can read about it more in my Blog. Currently, I am battling to get to my pre-covid level of fitness. I understand the mental and physical struggle to get and stay healthy. I will document my journey to get healthier as well as to start teaching again. My classes will still have that same energy, intensity, and overall awesomeness that it had before regardless of my body type.
So join me on my journey and we can get healthy or healthier together!!!
Class schedule to be posted soon....
- Sat, May 07Bronx