About

I am a fitness professional with over 8 years of experience looking to help you accomplish your biggest fitness goals. I can't wait to see you succeed!

 

Shawn Forbes

Personal Trainer

My name is Shawn Forbes, I was born and raised in the great state of Iowa. I grew up helping my father work on the farm and have always had a passion for sports. Between football, wrestling, track, baseball, golf, and soccer, I needed to be competing and pushing myself to be better than ever.

When I was 17, I was involved in a near death motorcycle accident and broke my femur. My dream to play collegiate sports was shattered.  Fortunately, I was able to pursue another dream and follow in my father’s footsteps by joining the U.S. Army, and so I became a Combat Engineer.

I was deployed to Iraq in 2007 where I spent the next year.  During my down time in between missions I started learning as much as I could about kinesiology. I was so intrigued my anatomy and physiology and could not learn enough.

When I returned in 2008, I moved out to Littleton, Colorado and enrolled in the National Personal Training Institute – a 600-hour intensive personal training school. Upon completion, I started my career at 24-hour fitness. I quickly realized the corporate structure of misleading clients to purchase products and services that they didn’t need wasn’t for me, so I started my own company and began running boot camps in the park, kid’s camps, sports specific training camps and in-home individual training sessions.

From 2009-2010, I went overseas to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a private contractor.  I was a subject matter expert in charge of all physical fitness training programs, hand-to-hand combatives, basic and advanced infantry tasks and drills, and quick reaction force operations for 2000 foreign soldiers.

Since then I have helped hundreds of men, women, and children accomplish their most desired fitness goals. I specialize in corrective exercise and sports performance. I feel it is most important to ensure proper efficiency in the kinetic chain so that you can be most productive in your life!  I look forward to helping YOU accomplish your goals!

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, NSCA
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, NASM
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, CES
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist, PES
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist, FNS