ALEX SHELTON

(he/him)

SUPER CIRCUIT INSTRUCTOR 

WHAT MAKES YOUR CLASS SO AWESOME?

People come to my class for my tunes, the copious amounts of sweat, and my witty one liners.

WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

I'm all about building strength and then putting said strength to work and testing our abilities. I believe moving our bodies should be celebratory, not punishment.

& WHAT'S THAT EXTRA SPECIAL SAUCE YOU POUR ON ALL OF YOUR CLASSES!?

Humor. Because life is hard enough as it is.

WHAT QUOTE IS MOST LIKELY TO COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DURING A CLASS?

"In the words of Wilson Phillps, HOLD ON".

IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS?

GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!

I started taking Group X classes when I was a freshman in high school.  I had just came out as a gay man and was feeling lost and needed a space where I would be accepted, celebrated, and respected.  I found myself in those classes.

The participants and instructors got me through some of the hardest and darkest parts of my life.  These are the people that inspired me to start teaching. 

WHEN YOU'RE NOT FITNESSING, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

Being a full-time student and having a full-time job doesn't leave a ton of free time, but in my free time I love to sip coffee, watch romance movies, and cuddle my cat. Oh, and shopping and eating doughnuts is pretty high on my list, too.

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?

"What would Rihanna do?"  Then I do all the things.

QUALIFICATIONS

10+ years experience Group Fitness Instructor, holding certification in:

TRX | Kettlebell Schwinn | Functional Training | Metabolic Conditioning