Today we’d like to introduce you to Shannon Pondella.
Shannon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for fitness and sports. I played soccer for many years until suffering from an injury that lead me to studying Kinesiology in college. I studied at Arizona State University and worked in many fitness and health facilities for adults and athletes. In my last year of school, I worked in a facility designing sport specific workouts for young athletes. There, I found a strong passion in working with youth clients and inspiring them to grow and live a healthy life style. In 2009, I graduated and moved back to California where I decided to start surface fitness. I saw a need for a safe and secure place for children to move and be active and find joy and satisfaction in being physically active and part of a group regardless of their personal strengths or limitations.