Shannon Pondella and surface fitness has provided much need support for the health and well-being of the students at my school. As a middle school principal, many of my students look to Shannon and her team, to provide safe and targeted athletic support for both boys and girl, to enhance their performance in their team sports and club teams. Their dedication to students and their pursuit of good health and athletic excellence is a wonderful service to our children in this community.
Dr. Livingston, Principal of Rosemont Middle School
Shannon has been indispensable to our school. She has volunteered numerous hours to ensure that our students are getting a well-rounded, rigorous and FUN workout during their PE time. Her business, surface fitness, is wildly popular with our families, from parents to their children, and is a wonderful addition to our community. I can’t recommend Shannon enough!
Ms. Molano, Principal of Fremont Elementary School
I love surface fitness!! The workouts are challenging, technical, but FUN! I feel great when I walk out those doors!
Carly Martin, age 9
surface fitness has changed our children outlook on physical fitness! Shannon Pondella has taught them to challenge themselves, achieve their goals and has enhanced their self esteem in sports and everyday life!
Geoff & Christina Martin, surface parents
surface fitness encourages me to be strong in everything I do!
Nick Martin, age 12
Shannon/surface fitness provides conditioning to our son and daughter in the off-season from football and soccer. We find when our children are physically challenged they are more focused in all aspects of their lives! We couldn’t do it without her!
Chris and Kristy Corlett, surface parents
surface fitness is awesome; my favorite part of working out is the plank!
Reece Corlett, Age 7
surface fitness was really hard today because I was really pushing myself!
CJ Corlett, Age 10
With the ability to combine lessons in healthy eating habits with physical exercise, Shannon brings out the best in our students.
Shannon is fun, enthusiastic, and engaging. I’m always impressed with the creative and fun ways she gets the children to workout without them even realizing they are exercising. My students always look forward to seeing her each week and get a great workout every time.
Tara Patton, GUSD Teacher
We absolutely love having Shannon come to Fremont and work with the second graders! Every week she has fun and new centers for the students to try. They truly do get a work out as Shannon ensures that they are working a different part of their body and/or mind at each station. Shannon also includes a great stretching/ warm up routine so everyone is ready to go! The students truly look forward to Monday mornings with Shannon and are always eager to see what she has planned!
Mallory Kane, 2nd Grade teacher, Fremont Elementary School
Miss Shannon is always so positive and energetic with our students! She creates fun lessons that keep the students engaged and active while they are at PE. Ranging from warm-ups, to obstacles courses, yoga, vegetable and fruit tag, to cooperative team games…she does it all! We look forward to a new and exciting lesson with Miss Shannon every week!
Sarah Morgan-Arnold, 1st Grade Teacher, Fremont Elementary School