Shannon MacMichael, owner and creator of Feelin’ PHAT Fitness

I’m Shannon MacMichael, owner and creator of Feelin’ PHAT Fitness. I’m a mom of two amazing little boys, a business owner, a dancer and a lover of life with a passion for fitness and adding too much to my plate

I’m a Newbury, NH native who danced her way through high school participating in tap, ballet, hip-hop and gymnastics. I joined the Champlain College dance team in Burlington, VT where I graduated in 2006 with a BS in Pre-Law. In 2005, my father unexpectedly passed away and I took over the family business, Noise “R” Us Fireworks, which I currently own and operate in Newport, NH. With the stress of losing my father, learning how to run a business and going to college, I literally added too much (food) to my plate and gained a few (ok, maybe more than a few) unwanted pounds.

I was lucky enough to find Zumba® Fitness in 2009 and completely fell in love!! I was dancing again and loving life! I decided to go for it and took the leap of becoming an instructor in 2010 and I’ve been teaching classes ever since. I’m licensed in Zumba Toning, Kids Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Step, STRONG by Zumba and PiYo Live. Zumba has been a total life changer for me, opening several doors and allowing me to meet thousands of wonderful people along the way!

I opened Feelin’ PHAT Fitness so I could create a judgment free space where people feel good and have fun while working out. I know firsthand what it’s like trying to juggle a million things (I type this as I my 3 month old beckons me) and not taking time for you. Taking the time to be selfish for one hour a day has been so important in keeping my mind, body and soul in check and it is my goal to share that with others!