When I met Shannon 10 years ago, what stood out most to me was her boundless energy and joyous smile. I had no idea that she would eventually work for us, but she was definitely someone I wanted to know and be around all the time.
As you read her interview below, Shannon spent so many years of her life involved in dance and fitness. She developed such a keen awareness of her own body and true appreciation for both fun and intelligent movement. I knew very quickly when we connected again in Denver that she was someone I wanted on my team. She began working for us as a trainer last year, and I saw such intense enthusiasm from her clients. I knew without a doubt that I had made the smartest decision to bring her on and that she would be a friend as well for a long time!
You will see below that Shannon lives her life fully, truly appreciates the opportunities that come her way, and takes so much care in her work at all times. She is the trainer you want by your side, thinking all the time about how to get the best out of you and how to make the experience the best and most fun it can be. Thank you, Shannon, for coming on board!!
Full name: Shannon King Cave
Where were you born? Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Where did you grow up? Houston, Texas
What’s your biggest passion? My passions are spending time with my family and friends. Staying healthy and physically fit.
Tell me about your career. Have you changed directions? If so, why? As a 40-something mother of two incredible teenagers (the hardest & most rewarding part of my career), my path has definitely meandered. Throughout the years, I have worn many different hats: actress, dancer, singer, event planner, creative director, ballet teacher, buyer, entrepreneur and business owner. The common thread throughout every stage of my life is thirst for movement and wellness. (BoCo Founder) Mahri and I met many years ago in the dance fitness community and I have always admired her passion for bringing fitness to women during all stages of their life. Working with Mahri and training under her to become a part of the Body Conceptions Team is a dream come true.
What do you wish you knew when you were younger? Not to sweat the small stuff, to laugh at myself, to spend as much time as I could with my grandparents, and finally: to stretch!
What’s your fitness fashion style? Lululemon Align pants. I have extra long legs and the 28” length fit amazing. I have them in every pattern and color. They are like second skin and super comfortable.
What’s the best piece of health/wellness/dance
advice you’ve ever gotten? My mom always told me to never leave the house without lipstick on and that has stuck with me my entire life. (My color is Raisin by Bobbie Brown). Along the way others have turned me on to dry brush, salt baths & cryotherapy.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure? There are two…Reposado Tequila (I enjoy it over a big rock with a grapefruit slice) and mint chocolate chip ice cream.
What quality do you really cherish about yourself? Fierce loyalty.
What’s something most people don’t know about you (that’s maybe a little funny or weird)? Gum freaks me out; I have never ever chewed a piece. I think I have a phobia.