For Personal Coach and Nutritionist Shannon Lucier, fitness has always been a passion, but nutrition and wellness became a main focus for her when she started developing her own health issues.
After starting in the fitness industry 20 years ago, when she was 19-years-old, Lucier began to compete in bodybuilding competitions and then led to work for a large fitness entertainment company. However, it wasn’t until she had her son that she started focusing more on the nutrition aspect of fitness.
“For the last seven years, I have been solely focusing on increasing my knowledge in every aspect in holistic nutrition from; autoimmune disease, chronic illness, hormone balancing, plant-based nutrition, and naturopathy,” she shares. “ Fitness has been my passion for the last 20 years, and I can’t see that ever stopping, but nutrition was something I became more passionate about when I started developing a lot of health issues. For example, in my 20’s, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, but in recent years I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Epstein Barr Virus, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Also, as someone that is almost 40, perimenopause came creeping up, which led to me focusing on hormone balancing.”
Lucier’s love for fitness started back in the 90s when Windsor Pilates was big in the community. From her interest in it, she went to her local gym to inquire if they offered classes, and within the day, she signed up for a gym membership and never looked back.
“I started working with fellow fitness goers and stepped on stage in my first figure competition on my 21st birthday. I worked as a Personal Trainer for GoodLife Fitness Clubs during university and college,” she explains. “But after school, I was offered an internship with FAME Media Group and WNSO, which put on fitness expos and bodybuilding competitions worldwide. The next four years were a blast; I travelled the world promoting these amazing events and met so many incredible athletes and celebrities. Nutrition came with the territory, but it wasn’t until after I had my son that I changed jobs and started working for a nutrition company.”
Describing herself as driven, inquisitive, and honest, Lucier shared that her short-term business goals are her new program that encompasses fitness, nutrition, holistic wellness, and so much more.
“Helping people is my goal. In a world full of non-stop marketing, I want to help people see through the BS and focus on healing. It isn’t really that difficult if you have the proper tools,” she says. “As regards to motivation, I think I have always been a nerd when it comes to health and wellness. The human body and our capabilities are astounding. But in the end, discipline is what keeps me going.” To learn more information about Shannon and what she's offering, check out her website at www.thesquatrack.ca or check out her Instagram @fitinkedmama